Teacher Union President, Lily Garcia Says Children Are ‘Crying’ Because They Are ‘Afraid’ of Trump


President of the largest progressive and most activist teacher’s union in the nation, Lily Garcia, just used her unruly podium to direct America’s top educational affair.

Lily Garcia believes the real issue is not our failing school systems, the rising costs and shrinking results of success in the classroom, or the out of line, tasteless leftist social engineering that is overtaking the educational system.

She feels the key issue facing our schools is President Trump’s evil ways of upsetting teachers and children during school and making them cry.

Reported by breitbart:

At the National Press Club, National Education Association president Lily Garcia claimed teachers were having to “comfort crying children because they are afraid” of President Donald Trump.

Partial transcript as follows:

Our work happens inside and outside the classroom. Thousands of people in cities across the country took to the streets this week to protest this administration’s cruel, senseless ending of DACA. Many of them were our members supporting their students. And those same educators still showed up for the school giving their kids hugs and homework. We have to be both: activists and educators.

And in this speech today, I have to be both. I have to talk about policy and politics but I have to somehow leave you with the importance of our work and what’s at stake for our students.

We are facing a reckless and irresponsible administration that creates chaos and confusion – which is bad – but he also creates fear in children, which is unforgivable. For the first time in our country’s history, teachers had to comfort crying children because they were afraid of their president.

There were current events about Muslim bans and educators had to assure frightened children like little girls who wore hijabs or little boys named Mohammad that the president couldn’t hurt them.

There were current events about border walls to keep out Bad Hombres, and educators had to assure frightened children with names like Alfredo and Juanita that the president couldn’t hurt them.

There were current events about humiliating transgender students who just had to go to the bathroom and removing the protections against their discrimination, and educators had to assure frightened boys who were shaped like girls; and girls who were shaped like boys that the president couldn’t hurt them.

And this week there was a current event that this president was stripping away the protection for our Dreamers. He cruelly says he’s sure Congress will take care of it. Donald Trump is risking 800,000 lives. He risks nothing. These undocumented young people were brought here as children; they graduated from school and had no criminal record – young people who did not make the adult decision to come. They applied for and were granted protected status because of their special circumstances. DACA allowed them to go work; go to college or serve their country in the military.


DACA is an unqualified success on every level. It’s humane. It’s just. It’s pumping billions into our economy to have these educated, hardworking, enthusiastic young people paying taxes and buying homes and working and studying and starting businesses.

We want to comfort them. But it’s so hard to tell them that this president can’t hurt them. They know the truth. But we’ve taught them well. And they know and we know the right question to ask: What are we going to do about it.



  1. Don Lott

    February 4, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Children crying because they are afraid of Trump??? If not a total fabrication— this is a learned response—and I wonder who taught them this—surely not well educated but liberal teachers. The best lesson learned here is that in many cases to have a teaching degree—certainly does not guarantee that you are smart.

  2. Ronald Sanders

    February 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Con you say disolute liberal!

  3. Ronald Sanders

    February 4, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Can you say dissolute liberal!

  4. CPH

    February 4, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Let them cry. They will get over it. They shouldn’t fear POTUS Trump but they should fear illegals and democrats.

  5. Tmac

    February 5, 2018 at 10:51 am

    It is amazing to me that this liberal moron thinks it is better to blame Trump saying that children are afraid of him. Why would they even think that unless they are being taught that way by liberal teachers. Do the teachers teach American History?, how about the way our immigration laws are supposed to be used? If they did, why would these children be crying? If they are in this country legally, we welcome them with open arms, just like millions and millions of people over the years. Instead, they choose to teach children that their PRESIDENT is a man to be afraid of. Our President wants people to follow the law. Granted, it is not their fault if their parents brought them here illegally, but the path to citizenship is one that most of our ancestors have taken, legally. Why, after President Obama signed the DACA, and gave them a chance at becomming citizens, did they not follow through and attempt to become citizens? IF the teacher were to REMAIN UNBIASED, and just taught the facts without political comment, it would actually teach the children that the laws of this country are meant to be followed, and if you don’t follow the rules and enter this country illegally, you can STILL apply to become citizens. But no, this liberal moron and her liberal followers would rather teach hate and fear. She stated that the children are afraid of the President after studying current events. If you teach children to listen to only certain facts, and tell them it is ok that they are here illegally, and the big bad President is a mean man that is in office to hurt them, they WILL CRY. Young children are basically sponges of information, we tell them they must go to school but we stopped teaching them to think for themselves? Morons

    • Roy

      February 5, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      Tmac, I agree 100%.

  6. jtas

    February 5, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    These are the type of assholes running our schools.People should start home schooling their kids.

  7. Michael Murphy

    February 5, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    My wife is a teacher in a religious school. What she sees is overindulgent parents who refuse to believe it when you try to tell them what a spoiled rotten little son of a bitch their kids are. They don’t even wake up when the principal verifies the facts. If kids are crying it’s because some other little son of a bitch is giving them a hard time and nobody will let them give the little bully what he needs – a shot in the mouth. My wife likes Trump.

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