Titus to Trump: Apologize to Nevada

May 25, 2016
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May 24, 2016  
Contact: Kyle Roerink
Phone: (202) 657-3219

Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District spoke on the floor of the U.S. House on behalf of Nevadans to demand an apology from Donald Trump. He rooted for the housing bubble to burst in 2006 and bragged about being able to make money off the crash.

Watch the whole video here. An excerpt of the Congresswoman’s comments are below.


“I rise today on behalf of Nevadans to demand an apology from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Last week news reports revealed that Donald Trump actually bragged about being able to make a lot of money from a housing market that was about to burst. He rooted for that bubble to burst. Well, the crash of the housing market devastated my hometown of Las Vegas, which was one of the hardest hit in the country. Thousands lost their homes and 71 percent of homes were under water – some by over 50 percent. Bank foreclosures put families on the street who had lost already their jobs and their savings. Slowly we are coming back, though. We have reformed lending policies, demanded accountability, and worked to ensure families can keep a roof over their heads. But we remember how awful it was. So we say to Mr. Trump: Keep your short fingers out of the Nevada housing market.” 

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