Outrage over racist remarks by Trump

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Hillary Clinton condemned President Donald Trump's reported comment Thursday about "shithole countries" in a tweet Friday marking the anniversary of the natural disaster in Haiti.

In a tweet on Friday, Trump denied using the word "shithole," but Durbin insisted that the president had indeed said it.

Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin, who is of Haitian ancestry, said Friday that Trump is misinformed about the island nation, the first independent country founded by freed slaves.

"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin told reporters on Friday.

Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Trump's alleged comments were "completely unacceptable", telling WPLG-TV in Miami that "if that's not racism, I don't know how you can define it". I've not seen one of them that's inaccurate.

Just a thought. The White House didn't confirm or deny that he said what he said, but early Friday morning, Trump sent out a tweet to clarify his remarks.

Do you support the president's use of the word "shithole" to refer to the homelands of certain American immigrants and their descendants? Some media outlets also reported that Trump said in reference to Haitians, "take them out". Durbin said people who would be allowed to stay in the USA included those who had fled here after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti.

An immigration policy analyst in Washington DC makes the point that immigrants from Norway actually did badly out of immigration to the U.S. at the turn of the last century.

"Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?" "It's already done, it's not about me, it's about what he said already".

It noted that Trump's comments had immediately sparked "controversy and indignation".

The president did call some African nations "shitholes", he said.

"Most of all, it's not what a president should believe", tweeted the Democratic former vice president Joe Biden.

Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries" during a briefing on draft immigration legislation, according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Labossiere was among Haitians and Africans in the Bay Area and around the world who swiftly called Trump out for his comments, calling them blatantly racist.

Trump, stable genius, questioned why we couldn't get more immigrants from countries like Norway. "I'm not going to say, 'Oh, gee, I want this or that.' I'll be signing it". "He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly", he said.

"These are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States", spokesman Rupert Colville said in remarks the U.N. body posted to Twitter. Lindsey Graham were meeting with Trump and GOP lawmakers to discuss a compromise plan from a bipartisan "Gang of Six" senators, but were rebuffed and told to keep working, Durbin said told reporters. The White House did not deny his remark but issued a statement saying Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".

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