Anaheim’s Kris Murray Blasts Donald Trump

Kris Murray

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray

I really feel for Republicans — elected ones and Republican candidates — as we move towards November.  I really do.  The GOP clown car is down to three largely unlikeable and terrible candidates.  Anaheim City Council member Kris Murray, a Republican, issued a statement via email that warrants our attention.  I believe she’s the first Republican elected official to call out candidate Donald Trump for his hateful rhetoric.

Here’s Murray’s statement:

Taking a Stand Against Divisive Rhetoric in U.S. Presidential Race

This presidential election has seen political rhetoric and candidate behavior fall to new lows unbecoming our great nation.

At last night’s city council meeting, I called for a resolution condemning the rhetoric of Donald Trump and the violent actions of his staff and supporters, all condoned by Trump during this unprecedented presidential campaign.

Anaheim is the 10th largest city in the State of California and the largest city in the County of Orange. We are one of the oldest cities in the state with a diverse fabric of neighborhoods that make up our great city. Our population is more than 50 percent Latino, and we have one of the largest Muslim populations in the country. Anaheim is also one of the top tourist destinations in the world with nearly 26 million annual visitors. As elected officials, we have a moral obligation to speak out against bigotry and hate speech directed at those we represent.

Trump has viciously attacked women, people of many races, religion and creeds, veterans and POWs, representatives of the media who challenge his statements, many of our allied nations, local, state and national leaders, people of states who don’t vote in support of him, Republican party leaders who follow election law inconvenient to his campaign, and even most recently Pope Francis. In fact, anyone who engages in civil discourse that challenges him on a personal or policy level becomes the subject of vicious and malevolent attacks by Trump, his campaign and his supporters.

The actions of any presidential candidate must be held to the highest ethical standards. Trump has consistently denigrated the office he seeks and the people of this nation by extension. We can and must expect more from anyone seeking to serve as President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the nation’s armed forces.

Whether it is Trump or any candidate running for elected office in a representative republic, the survival of America’s fundamental principles requires civil discourse, understanding diverse views and moving forward with decisions benefiting society as a whole. No less is acceptable for the future leader of the free world. 

The resolution condemning the words and actions of presidential candidate Donald Trump will be heard by the Anaheim City Council on Tuesday, April 26th and I respectfully ask for the community’s support to take this principled stand in our city.

I’m hoping Murray issues a similar statement about Texas Senator Ted Cruz at some point.  Because in many ways Cruz is just as bad in not worse.

Orange County Republicans — you know you have three terrible choices this November.  You’re already blue; make it official.  Why not bite the bullet and join me in voting for Hillary Clinton for president?  You’ve done worse things; like voting for George W. Bush twice.


  27 comments for “Anaheim’s Kris Murray Blasts Donald Trump

  1. Ltpar
    April 13, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Dan, I don’t know Kris Murray but believe her to be a responsible elected official, although that seems to have been called into question regarding a number of recent shady deals with Disneyland. I suspect Kris is one of those naive young Republicans who thinks the Republican establishment is the people’s friend. Her statement of an ideal country is nothing but endorsement of business as usual by government. Donald Trump while rough around the edges, rude, crude and lewd, remains the only candidate with the backbone and experience at hostile take overs to challenge the Washington establishment. I used to like Ted Cruz until he became the establishment clone, coupled with his wife being a former employee of The Council On Foreign Relations, a known front group for the New World Order. While you are quick to criticize both Trump and Cruz, neither can match the lifetime misdeeds of Hillary Clinton. What are you Democrats going to do when the FBI indicts Clinton? Moral of the story, people who live in glass houses should never throw stones.

    • April 14, 2016 at 5:10 am

      Pat, let me know when W, Cheney and Rumsfeld get indicted for war crimes for invading a nation that never attacked us over WMDs that weren’t there. Clinton’s use of a private email server is nothing she’ll go to jail for or be indicted for.

      • George Kuck
        April 26, 2016 at 11:10 am

        The Weapons of mass destruction were there. Recent data shows that over 500 chemical weapons were uncovered. Saddam’s Secrets: How an Iraqi General Defied and Survived Saddam Hussein by Iraqi General Georges Sada

        If you are interested in what happened to the chemical and biological weapons manufactured in Iraq, you need to read Saddam’s Secrets: How an Iraqi General Defied and Survived Saddam Hussein by Iraqi General Georges Sada. In Chapter 10, Insurgency and Survival, General Sada outlines how the chemical weapons were flown to Syria once Saddam Hussain realized that the United States was serious about deposing him. Enough detail is given to show that this is a credible account of the missing WMD’s. More telling is the plot to explode a chemical weapon in Amman, Jordan in 2004 to spread a “toxic cloud” over that city. Where was the sarin gas manufactured that was supposed to kill the Jordanians? Saddam’s WMD stockpiles exist. We ignore that fact at our own peril.

    • George Kuck
      April 26, 2016 at 11:17 am

      What makes you think Kris is a Republican? She does not state her party affiliation on her facebook website or on her official website. She went to CSULB where 90% of the campus is liberal.

    • barry
      April 26, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      I heard also about her shady deals in the past that made her pocketbook larger. Should investigate her along with another one and Kris you know who I’m talking about

  2. Jeff LeTourneau
    April 14, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Perhaps Ms. Murray should be more concerned with the nearly 1 billion dollars in looting of the public coffers perpetrated by her and Council Members Lucille Kring and Jordan Brandman. Next up…??? 8 million for a private Tennis Center which has failed in its commitment to offer its services to economically disadvantaged youth and hundreds of millions more to private 4 star hotel developers, all with no community benefit plans or prevailing wage agreements. SHAME!!!!!!

  3. Frankie
    April 15, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Stick to local politics! The Democratic Party has single handedly destroyed this country.

    • April 15, 2016 at 7:51 am

      Check your facts; we are much better off today than we were 8 years ago.

      • JACK
        April 26, 2016 at 11:14 am


        • April 26, 2016 at 11:49 am

          From, a non-partisan site:

          Number of Jobs — The economy has added 851,000 jobs since we published our last report. As of December, the number of total nonfarm jobs stands 9,265,000 higher than when Obama first took office.

          That compares with the nearly 23 million jobs gained during the booming years of Bill Clinton’s presidency, and the fewer than 1.3 million added during President George W. Bush’s eight years, which were plagued by two recessions.

          Unemployment Rate — Meanwhile the unemployment rate went down again, to 5.0 percent. It’s now 2.8 percentage points lower than it was in January 2009, when the president first took office in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

          Historically, the jobless rate is significantly lower than it has been most of the time since 1948. The historical median is 5.6 percent.

          Long-term Unemployment — The number of long-term unemployed — those who have been looking for work for 27 weeks or longer — has dropped further since our last report. The number went down to less than 2.1 million in December, which is 614,000 fewer than when the president first took office. But it is still 761,000 higher than it was in December 2007, at the start of the Great Recession.

          Labor Participation Rate — The labor force participation rate, which is the portion of the civilian population that is either employed or currently looking for work, ticked upward since our last report, to 62.6 percent in December. But it is still 3.1 percentage points lower than when Obama took office.

          Contrary to many of Obama’s critics, however, that decline is due mostly to factors outside the control of any president — factors such as the post-World War II baby boomers reaching retirement age. Survey data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in December show that those outside the labor force in 2014 said their reasons for not working were retirement (44 percent), illness or disability (19 percent), school attendance (18 percent) or home responsibilities (15 percent). Only 3 percent said they couldn’t find a job, or gave some other reason.

          Job Openings — The number of job openings has declined only slightly since our last report, when it had peaked at the highest level in the 15 years that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has been tracking it.

          The latest figures from the BLS show there were 5,431,000 jobs open in November, down 4 percent from the revised peak figure recorded in July, but still up 97 percent over the month Obama took office. The number of job openings now has exceeded 5 million for 10 consecutive months, after being below 5 million every month since January 2001.

          Profits & Markets

          Corporate Profits — Corporate profits have soared under Obama. After-tax profits were running at an annual rate of just under $1.8 trillion in the July-October quarter of last year, the most recent figures available. That’s down somewhat from the previous quarter — which was a record. But still 166 percent higher than in the quarter just before Obama entered office.

          That quarter’s profits were unusually low, ravaged by the Great Recession. But even compared with the best quarter prior to his taking office, which was the third quarter of 2006, after-tax profits are up 27 percent.

          Stock Markets – Stock prices have declined sharply since our last report. The first week of 2016 was the worst opening to a new year on record.

          But despite recent losses, stockholders have done quite well under Obama. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index was 139 percent higher at the close on Jan. 11 than it was the day Obama took office. Other stock indexes show similarly robust gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has also more than doubled, rising 106 percent during Obama’s tenure, and the NASDAQ Composite index has tripled, rising 222 percent.

          Prices & Wages

          Consumer Prices – Overall inflation in consumer prices has remained moderate over Obama’s more than six-and-a-half years in office, rising by only 12.4 percent between January 2009 and November, the most recent month for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the Consumer Price Index.

          The average yearly rise under Obama of 1.9 percent is less than half the post-World War II average, according to BLS figures. Between 1946 and 2008 the average yearly rise in the CPI was 4 percent, measured from December to December. In the most recent 12 months, the CPI has gone up only a little more than 0.2 percent.

          Gasoline – The national average price of regular gasoline sank to just under $2 a gallon last week ($1.996), according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That’s a 32-cent drop since our last report, and the lowest point since March 2009.

          The most recent average is only 8 percent above the abnormally low point at which it stood on Inauguration Day 2009, when demand was suppressed by a worldwide recession.

          Real Weekly Earnings – The recent low inflation has helped the buying power of weekly paychecks. The BLS measure of average weekly earnings for all workers, adjusted for inflation and seasonal factors, is 3.4 percent higher in November than it was when Obama first took office.

          (Note: This figure may be revised slightly in our next report. The BLS is currently recalculating figures for January 2009 and for several earlier months, after discovering a data processing error. For this report we are still using as our starting point the figure that BLS originally published. The revised figure won’t be available until Feb. 5.)

  4. Robert Lauten
    April 18, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    The Councilwoman is up for reelection in 2018.
    She figures that there are more anti-Trump voters than anti-Cruz voters in her district.
    She’s just making points with her constituents.
    It’s that simple.

  5. Bonnie
    April 23, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Kris Murray must be doing very well with open borders?
    And I mean financially. What American in their right mind would like things to continue as they are!
    I am Hispanic and I fully support Donald Trump!
    And I pray he will become our next President!

    Build that Wall!

  6. Deborah
    April 24, 2016 at 5:54 am

    The Voice of the People will not be silenced! Wether you like it or not. TRUMP WILL BE PRESIDENT! YOu have no idea who Donald Trump really is. All bet it he is rough around the edges. He is exactly what America needs. A PRESIDENT FOR THE PEOPLE! He owes nobody nothing. And this clown has made more money then you will ever know in your lifetime. No other candidate has 10,20,35,000 people at there rallies. He is the WILL OF THE PEOPLE! Get over it!

    • April 24, 2016 at 8:19 am

      If Trump had left the billions his father left him and invested it in funds that track the S&P500, he’d be 4 times wealthier today than he is now. His multiple BKs show he’s not that great of a businessman either. Please see for his rate of truthfulness.

    • Cynthia mae Curran
      April 24, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Yeah, Trump is so bad, that National Review doesn’t like him if you are of the right ,Ted Cruz is your man. Recently Trump supported Co-ed bathrooms for transgenders, This doesn’t bother me but if he is such a right winger he would opposed it. He supports higher taxes for the wealth too, a recent statement which goes against his ideas about 6 months ago. Outside of illegal immigration Trump is to the left of most Republicans are foreign policy, Trade and so forth. Trump is not going to bring the factory jobs back for one thing, most politicians are smart enough to know forcing Ford back to the US will double illegal immigration because US and other foreign companies in Mexico recently have had the effect of dropping Mexicans staying in the US. The LA Times has an article on an illegal immigration that went back to Mexico and started a tech company. Many illegal immigrants have went back on their own since the US, particularly places like Anaheim and Santa Ana just offer 10 an hour service jobs part time. Too many people in Orange County go on their emotions in the general Trump could lose OC to Clinton because of the Asian, Latino and liberal white vote. He loses to Clinton in Utah of all states.

      • JACK
        April 26, 2016 at 11:11 am

        as for you Cynthia mae, BLAH BLAH BLAH

  7. Cynthia mae Curran
    April 24, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Sorry, for typos.

    April 24, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    The voters will decide. Focus on the issues confonting the city of anaheim

  9. Maria
    April 24, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Perhaps Ms. Murray should worry about the deplorable stage of the neighborhoods in the city of Anaheim instead of trying to go after Trump in order to accomplish her political agenda.

    • April 25, 2016 at 2:38 am

      Exactly my feeling. Kris Murray must refocus her attention locally and speak out against murderous graffiti vandals and gangbangers violating the sovereignty of Anaheim and stop wasting time complaining about the Presumed Republican Presidential Nominee.

  10. David
    April 26, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Kris Murray it’s to bad your seat is not up this year and we can cart your ass out with the rest of the trash. You already have the Hispanic residents mad at you now the white middle class won’t save you in two years. Guess what Bernie is right, the poor don’t vote; but take notice today you are done!!! We may just recall you for being stupid.

  11. jack
    April 26, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I`m a registered voter in the city of Anaheim, I am asking for kris murry to resign her position in city gov for suggesting the city of Anaheim denies any politic or person the right of free speech ..

  12. Capt. Mike
    April 26, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Trump will win the legal Latino vote.

    Hillary will win the illegal alien vote.

    Ms. Murray will be sentenced to building the Trump Wall.

  13. Tom C
    April 27, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Well, it looks like the loser left lit up their exploding cigar again. Talk about a backfire!

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