What's Next for Immigration Reform After Trump Profanity?

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Facing strong condemnation at home and overseas, USA president Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word "sh**hole" to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly". She said, "This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation" and called on Trump to apologize to the American people "and the nations he so wantonly maligned".

We've heard on our Facebook page from people on both sides, many who say they find no issue with the President's statement and others who disagree.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement issued after The Washington Post reported Trump's comments. But instead of winning Trump's support, as they had expected, the president launched into a broadside against immigration from Haiti and Africa.

According to two sources, at Thursday's meeting Trump questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "sh**hole countries".

Cleveland commented through his Twitter account.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told an audience in Milwaukee that Trump's comments were "very unfortunate, unhelpful" but quickly changed the topic to his own family's history of emigrating from Ireland. Isn't Trump demonstrating that he's nothing but a racist and pursuing a policy of "Make America White Again"? The answer is this racist outburst of the president. "You would expect the president to lead in determining how you filter your thoughts, rather than to continue to say things that take a lot away from what's actually getting done".

In a tweet on Friday, Trump denied using the word "shithole", but Durbin insisted that the president had indeed said it. Espaillat immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic, located next to Haiti on the island of Hispaniola.

"Those comments are, frankly, disgusting", Lemon continued.

They don't deserve to be here, not because of who they are as individuals, what they have done or what they aspire to do, but just because of where they were born. The news anchor also addressed Trump supporters. In reforming immigration we can not lose these American Ideals.

"I don't understand what it means to be not a racist in the traditional sense", Johnson said. If he meant it from a racial perspective, I don't agree with him. The Dems will threaten 'shutdown, ' but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most.

"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", Graham said.

Adding "Botswana has accepted USA citizens within her border over the years and countries to host U.S. guests and senior government officials including a Congressional delegation that will come to Botswana at the end of this month".

"Here's why I'm not outraged: People of color warned you", Lemon concluded.

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