Politics

Countries On Trump’s ‘Sh*thole’ List Just Told Him To Go Screw Himself (VIDEO)

Published on January 12, 2018 by Athena Pallas

Let’s not equivocate. President Trump is a racist – and a liar. There are multiple instances showing Trump to be both, but yesterday when President Trump called Haiti and and African nations “sh*thole countries” at an immigration meeting in front of multiple Congressional witnesses, and followed that up by tweeting today claiming he did not say those words, even though multiple witnesses affirm that he did, he reached a new low, in saying despicable things, in saying them in his official capacity, in lying about saying those things. The world has had enough.

The countries that were the target of Trump’s remarks are of course extremely offended – as is any person who believes racism is wrong. According to Voice of America, the Africa Union’s spokesperson, Ebba Kalondo, told the Associated Press, “Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice. This is particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity.” Kalondo also said the African Union was “frankly alarmed” by Trump’s comments.

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, called Trump’s remarks “extremely offensive”, according to Voice of America and The Daily Maverick of South Africa commented, “Casual Friday at the White House is soon to include hoods and tiki torches at this rate.”

Haiti has called for U.S. officials to come to them to explain President Trump’s remarks.

Trump’s comments offended the majority of people in this country as well. The NAACP said in a statement, according to Voice of America, “The United States’ position as a moral leader throughout the world has been thoroughly damaged by the continuous lowbrow, callous and unfiltered racism repeatedly espoused by President Trump. His decision to use profanity to describe African, Central American and Caribbean countries is not only a low mark for this president, it is a low point for our nation.”

While the White House has yet to specifically deny Trump’s comments, deflecting instead, Trump attempted to do so himself on Twitter. Apparently referring to the “sh*thole countries” rhetoric, Trump said “this was not the language used”.

Later Trump followed that up by contending that the Democrats were conspiring against him by making up things he did not actually say. Trump tweeted “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians”.

President Trump is lying. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who was present at the meeting, confirmed that Trump said these “hate-filled, vile and racist” things, and said them “repeatedly”.  Durbin was shocked and offended by Trump’s comments, saying “I cannot believe in this 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 also stands up on behalf of the Dreamers, the recipients of DACA’s protection, which was rescinded by Trump, and which Durbin and others in Congress are trying to reinstate in some way to protect the more than 800,000 people who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

Here is video of Senator Durbin confirming that Trump did say the offensive remarks.

 

President Trump is an ignorant racist, who lies to try to deny saying the offensive things he said, multiple times, in front of witnesses. Trump called Haiti, African nations (and possibly El Salvador) “sh*thole countries” and asked why we don’t get more immigrants from countries like Norway, which is predominantly Caucasian. President Trump’s words, and his racist beliefs, are despicable. They are wrong. They do not reflect the beliefs of the majority of the people in this country. It is disheartening, not to mention nauseating, that such a person is President of the United States.

We must get out and vote in the 2018 midterms, and vote for Democrats, so that Trump loses the power of having a Republican majority in Congress. We can hope that Republicans will stand up to Trump and convince him to resign, or that criminal charges will be brought against Trump by Mueller’s investigation, but the one thing we know for sure is that we have the power of our vote this November – and in November of 2020. Let’s use that power.

Featured image by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.