March 8 (UPI) — In his first speech since announcing his candidacy for president on Monday, previous Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper called for an end of divisive politics and a return to American values while chastising President Donald Trump for sowing this department and hate.
Before some 5,000 people at Civic Center, in Denver, Hickenlooper opened his speech Thursday pricing estimate Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Wallace Stegner who stated Colorado is “the home of hope.”
“We have every right to live in a land that’s called the house of hope,” he said. “But these days that’s not how it feels in American. It feels like we’re living in a heaving crisis — years in the making — generated by dysfunctional politics, specified above all by this president.”
In under 2 minutes, the moderate Democrat attacked the president, stating he is pushing away the United States’ allies, endangering the world and damaging U.S. democracy, amongst other concerns.
The former guv of Colorado from 2011 to 2019 stated that the president worths success by the number of enemies he develops.
“These are not the metrics of America’s greatness,” he said. “We are a nation that tracks our development by the number of working households who end the day sensation more safe about their future. We tally our wins by the number of kids who have enough to consume, who feel safe in their houses, feel safe in their schools.”
The previous mayor of Denver from 2003 to 2011 said he was running for president to make the United States whole again following an administration that has worked to divide the public.
“America stops working when we work versus each other,” he said. “Our nation stops making progress when we hunker down on the opposite side of the continental divide — red versus blue; rich and bad; Urban and rural. It’s time to end this American crisis of division. It’s time to bring all Americans together. And that is why I’m running for president of the United States.”
He stated as president he would make health care a right for all, recommit the United States to climate modification goals set out in the Paris Arrangement, produce a green economy, make universal broadband Internet a national policy, and bring back the innovation and motivation “we used to land on the moon to conserve our world.”
By the time his presidency is over, he stated, he wants Americans to feel as if a cloud of division had actually been raised.
He admitted that what he set out are large objectives, however that is what the United States is established on, he said.
“It’s one of America’s biggest talents — structure dreams tomorrow we didn’t know were possible today,” he said.
He concluded his speech by calling for an end to the hate and department that has defined United States.
“Together we can turn this winter of division into a season of hope,” he said.
To face Trump for the presidency, Hickenlooper still has a long method to go as he is going into a loaded race for the Democratic nomination that includes names such as Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., amongst many others.