This is not a joke. This is a real thing that the President of the United States did today.
President Trump on Wednesday blurted out something shocking about the pending immigration deal which protects people from Haiti and some African countries. At a White House meeting, he demanded to know why he should accept immigrants who come from “shithole countries,” rather than (white) people from places like Norway. The New York Times and other credible news organizations posted this news just now, citing people with direct knowledge of the conversation.
Mr. Trump’s remarks left members of Congress attending the meeting in the Cabinet Room alarmed and mystified. They were there discussing an emerging bipartisan deal to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity without authorization to discuss the explosive proceedings of the private meeting.
When Mr. Trump heard that Haitians were among those who would benefit, he asked if they could be left out of the plan, according to the people familiar with the conversation, asking, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?”
This should not come as a surprise. Never forget, he's the son of a fascist, racist, KKK-loving asshole.
His 'shithole' comments today hearken last year's doozy from an Oval Office meeting with Cabinet officials and administration aides...
...where he complained about admitting Haitians to the country, complaining that they all had AIDS, as well as Nigerians, who he said would never go back to their “huts,” according to officials who heard the statements in person or were briefed on the remarks by people who did. The White House vehemently denied last month that Mr. Trump made those remarks.
Read the whole article, and weep.
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about his responses to the violence, injuries and deaths at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) at his side in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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