Trump made one of his most blatantly racist comments yet during a meeting with members of Congress today. During a discussion over protections for immigrants from Hait, El Salvador, and Africa the president lashed out.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump asked, before suggesting that the United States should be courting immigrants from places like Norway instead. It’s of course worth noting that Norway is a predominantly white country, infusing what was an already racist comment with even more racist animus. Trump wants fewer people of color and more whites.
CNN responded to the comments in laudable fashion by calling out the racism. Too often the media tries to make excuses for Trump’s behavior, but we are long past the point where it can reasonably be denied that Trump is a virulent bigot.
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The president is racist, he says racist things, and it’s time everyone starts admitting that fact.
"What we have to come to grips with…THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES JUST SEEMS TO HAVE A PROBLEM HERE…."
"…And we can tip-toe around it….but THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO HARBOR RACIST FEELINGS ABOUT PEOPLE OF COLOR." pic.twitter.com/WWUMDPuhqI
— Cyrus Toulabi (@CyrusToulabi) January 11, 2018
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 11, 2018