These Maligned Countries Have a Message for President Trump

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

He said "oh that's a good line" And then when I talked to him about the impact this has on family unification in a nation that values families with the flag as the most important symbols of our future, they scoffed at this notion.

According to a CNN employee, there was no all-staff memo distributed about the network's "shithole" coverage.

Trump later denied using the vulgar phrase, but said he used "tough" language at the meeting.

Trump's comments came as two senators presented details of a bipartisan compromise that would extend protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants - and also strengthen border protections, as Trump has insisted. He called a proposal made at the immigration meeting "a big setback for DACA".


President Donald Trump may want more immigrants from "places like Norway", but polls indicate that Norwegian citizens see the US president as a "real threat to world peace" and a greater danger than Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I use those words advisedly".

On Thursday, US media reported that Trump behind closed doors expressed displeasure over people migrating to the United States from "shithole countries". "In the course of his comments, President Trump said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist", Durbin said Friday in a statement his office provided to the newspaper.

National Urban League President and former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial said, "President Trump's crude statement regarding immigration from Haiti and African nations is appalling for its lack of compassion, and stunning for its ignorance about the contributions of Haitian and African immigrants".

"The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump must use this descriptor and derogatory word when talking about countries with whom the US has had cordial and mutually beneficial relations for so many years", wrote the Botswana Ministry of International Affairs in a statement.


Trump previously told Haitian-Americans: "I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion", while he was campaigning past year in Miami's Little Haiti. The UN Human Rights spokesman, Rupert Colville also said the comments were nothing but racist, shocking and shameful. "Not just once but repeatedly".

Jeffress says Trump has a constitutional responsibility as commander in chief to protect the U.S.

His press office characterized his statement as being about "DACA" rather than about Trump, indicating Graham's desire not to fan the flames more than necessary.

Three people briefed on the conversation say Trump questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway. "However, there's a strong argument to be made that calling Trump's remark racist is not an opinion, it is fact - given the dictionary definition of 'racist'". "Get smart, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" "We should have more people from Norway". I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.


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