It probably wasn’t the best move for President Trump to make the “s***hole countries” comment. He gets enough hate as it is, and at a time when liberals pick at his EVERY MOVE, I don’t think it’s a great idea to throw them bones like this.
Libs LOVE this… because they use it to flame the fires against him.
That being said… is he wrong? Are Haiti, El Salvador, and a few African countries all lovely paradises? And if so… the question on everyone’s mind is such:
If these places are NOT sh**holes… then why do these people NEED to come to America? It’s fine for them to just get sent back home, right? After all, it’s really nice there!
If they ARE sh**holes… then what’s the big deal with him calling them what they are?
You don’t get it both ways, you know?
People from Haiti and El Salvador had ‘temporary protected status’, or TPS, which means they are not subject to removal even if they have no other legal status in the US. Why are they protected, and allowed to stay here illegally, if their home is a PERFECTLY FINE NOT AT ALL SH*TTY place to be?
Wouldn’t it make more sense to say “Yes. Their homes are horrific, which is why they need our help” instead of “OMG THOSE ARE WONDERFUL PLACES YOU RACIST PIG.” ?
And I didn’t think you could be RACIST against a PLACE… but that shows you what I know.
According to Daily Mail:
The United Nations has branded US President Donald Trump a ‘racist’ after he allegedly called African countries ‘s***holes’.
Trump made the derogatory comments while questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa, rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal.
U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said there was no other word that could be used to describe US President Donald Trump’s comments other than ‘racist’.
He added: ‘You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘s***holes’, whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.’
Seems like a stretch to me… Did Trump say that? No, no he didn’t. This was just tacked on after the fact by libs DETERMINED to turn this into a huge deal….just as we all knew they would.
African organizations are turning this into a slavery thing, too.
The African Union continental body said it was ‘frankly alarmed’ by Trump’s comments.
‘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,’ AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.
‘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.’
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress went even further and called Trump’s comments ‘extremely offensive.’
Again… you can be offended all you want. If your countries were glorious places to live, people wouldn’t be clamoring to leave.
Why is it the USA’s responsibility to take in all these people from these wonderful, glorious, not-at-all sh*tty places?
The White House has responded to the buzz:
‘Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,’ deputy press secretary Raj Shah said in the statement. ‘The President will only accept an immigration deal that adequately addresses the visa lottery system and chain migration – two programs that hurt our economy and allow terrorists into our country.’
‘Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation,’ Shah added.
‘He will always reject temporary, weak and dangerous stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway.’
All this being said… yeah, I would have preferred to just avoid all of this. It was an entirely unnecessary comment.
UPDATE: President Trump has now tweeted a possible denial of the comments.