‘Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?’ The astonishingly crass question Trump asked in Oval Office immigration meeting
President Donald Trump, frustrated with America’s continued responsibility for immigrants fleeing Third World natural disasters, asked members of Congress Thursday in vulgar terms why the United States had to shoulder such a burden.
Staffers inside the White House aren’t that worried about Trump’s “shithole” remark — with some predicting it will actually resonate with his base, not alienate it, much like his attacks on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem did.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 11, 2018
AP confirms the “shithole” comment made in meeting https://t.co/C6swwt1JD6
— Blair Miller (@blairmiller) January 11, 2018
Trump called Haiti, the first Black Republic in the world, the first country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery, a country consistently targeted by violent, anti-democratic US policy ever since, a shithole.
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) January 12, 2018
The White House isn’t denying it! Man. https://t.co/1dcYzrbo2X
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) January 11, 2018
Recall December NYT report that last year Trump reportedly said all Haitians who came to the U.S. had “AIDS” and Nigerians would never “go back to their huts,” although WH denied that report https://t.co/Q1e86kMxDa https://t.co/28oj67Nmjk
— Katie Watson (@kathrynw5) January 11, 2018
43% of immigrants from “shithole” African countries have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 33% of the overall American population.