MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas will be amongst the dozens of dignitaries attending Monday night's hotly anticipated Presidential debate at Hofstra University on Long Island.
On Monday afternoon, Thomas announced that he would be taking the trip to Hempstead, N.Y. as a guest of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, where she will wage a war of words against Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Thomas didn’t mince his words while expressing his support of Clinton and dislike of her counterpart.
“As a millennial mayor, I understand the urgency for change and I believe Secretary Clinton is ready to keep America moving forward,” he said. “The stakes are huge in this election, and we cannot afford to backslide a generation under a thoughtless mudslinger, Donald Trump.”
Citing President Barack Obama’s time in office as an example, Thomas added that the current president “has made significant strides toward creating a more level playing field for hard working people.”
“The Clinton era ushered in unprecedented opportunities for all Americans, while Trump has only proven to be self-serving in the wake of countless bankruptcies, shortchanging thousands of Americans out of their jobs,” he said. “We cannot afford to play roulette with our economy, nor can we allow a fraud to lead the free world.”