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More Of Mnuchin’s Former Classmates Are Calling For His Resignation


More Of Mnuchin’s Former Classmates Are Calling For His Resignation

Following Donald Trump’s unwillingness to condemn white supremacy after the violence in Charlottesville, some of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s former classmates called on him to resign from his post. Now, more classmates have joined in urging Mnuchin to resign.

According to The Hill, nearly 200 alumni of the private Riverdale Country School in New York have signed a letter urging the Treasury Secretary to resign.

The letter calls Mnuchin’s own response to Trump’s comments on the violent white supremacist rally “deeply troubling.”

“By drawing a false equivalency between white supremacist neo-Nazis and the protesters who opposed them, by striving to demonize immigrants and people of color across America, the President—in words and in actions—is helping to tear down the values that have made our country strong,” the letter reads.

“We are horrified by his lack of moral leadership. And by yours.”

The former classmates condemned Mnuchin for “defending President Trump’s indefensible stance,” blaming the media over the uproar surrounding Trump’s comments and calling it a “distraction.”

“Steven, like you, we are Riverdale alumni. We all grew up in one of the most culturally and racially diverse cities in the world. We were fortunate enough to attend a school that taught us about equity, social justice, and the importance of doing the right thing. How is it that you have moved so far away from the values that we shared as students together?”

Immediately following the Charlottesville attacks, nearly 300 Yale alumni from Mnuchin’s graduating class also wrote a letter asking for his resignation.

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