During a private meeting where Democrats and Republicans were trying to work out the details on DACA, President Trump was quoted by a Democrat as saying “Why are we having all these people from shit hole countries come here?”
Senator Richard Durbin (D) was very offended. He called the remarks racist.
After the meeting, two people were briefed on the meeting and then leaked the comments to the Washington Post. By Friday morning, a virtual international sh**tstorm of huge proportions was brewing.
What exactly DID the President say in the private meeting? The White House issued this statement:
“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people. 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. 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.”
White House statement
Did he say it or not? Did he call Haiti and other African countries “Shithole Countries”?
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), the person who leaked the comments of the PRIVATE meeting, said in a subsequent written statement on Friday that Trump’s denial was false. The president, according to Durbin, “said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist.” Trump used the words “repeatedly,” the senator said.
“I cannot 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 said.
Maybe not, but they did have sex with a young impressionable intern.
If he did say those exact words, not all disagree:
It’s not all anger and condemnation coming from Africa either after President Donald Trump’s remarks. Some on the continent say they agree.
“President Donald Trump is absolutely right. Africa is a continent of shit,” says Mamady Traore, a 30-year-old sociologist in the West African nation of Guinea. “When you have heads of state who mess with the constitutions to perpetuate their power. When you have rebel factions that kill children, disembowel women as saints, who mutilate innocent civilians. Frankly, it must be said that it’s crap.”
On Haiti he said:
“Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out”. Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”
He also Tweeted out:
“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!”
What ever it was that he actually said has now become the story instead of our Congress getting together to DO THEIR JOB and get an agreement on DACA into law.
Will Johnson, a black commentator, has an opinion as well.