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Congressman David Trone Issues Apology for Racial Slur Use in Budget Hearing

Congressman David Trone Apologizes For Using Racial Slur During Budget Hearing

Representative David Trone recently issued an apology following his use of a racial slur during a budget hearing. The Maryland Congressman, who is also in the running for Senate, expressed regret, explaining that he had inadvertently used the offensive term in place of another word.

During the hearing, as Trone passionately discussed corporate tax rates and their impact on business, he mistakenly used the word ‘jigaboo’. However, in his apology, he clarified that he had intended to use the word ‘bugaboo’ instead.

In his statement, Trone emphasized the gravity of using such language, acknowledging its deeply hurtful history. He emphasized that regardless of intention, such words should never be part of any conversation.

Furthermore, Trone acknowledged his privilege as a white man and an elected official, recognizing his responsibility for the words he uses, particularly in moments of intensity.

David Trone

David Trone (Credits: AP News)

Trone’s use of the offensive term occurred as he welcomed Shalanda Young, a Black woman who heads the White House Office of Management and Budget, to the hearing. Despite the error, Trone continued discussing President Biden’s tax policies, seemingly unaware of his mistake.

However, observant individuals, including users on social media platforms like Twitter, quickly noted the error.

Trone, a Democrat vying for the Senate seat vacated by retiring Senator Ben Cardin, faces competition from Angela Alsobrooks, who could potentially become Maryland’s first Black U.S. Senator if elected. With a substantial Democratic base in Maryland, where Black people represent one-third of the population, the outcome of the Democratic primary could be influenced.

Prince George’s County holds a prominent position in Maryland’s political scene as one of the wealthiest majority-Black counties in the nation. As the chief executive of Prince George’s County, Alsobrooks emerges as a strong contender, posing a formidable challenge for Trone.

Regardless of who emerges as the Democratic candidate, they are likely to face Republican former Governor Larry Hogan in the general election to succeed Senator Ben Cardin, who is retiring.

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