President Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and multiple African nations as “shithole countries” in a meeting with lawmakers Thursday.That's right. These anonymous sources weren't even in the room. They were "people briefed on the meeting", and not among those in attendance. Jake told Jim who told Chuck who told Andrea who told George who told Brian that Trump is a racist!
The Washington Post, citing two people briefed on the meeting, reported Trump grew frustrated and lashed out at the lawmakers over possibly restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations that his administration plans to end.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to the report.
Now, it seems to me that the term "shithole" may be a very apt description for a country that lacks indoor plumbing and running water for most of its citizens.
Nevertheless, be certain that this yet another #FakeNews disclosure based upon "anonymous sources".
The comments come less than a month after Trump reportedly said in a meeting that people in Haiti “all have AIDS” and people from Nigeria who had immigrated to the U.S. would never “go back to their huts.”
The White House denied Trump made those comments.
Everything old is new again. Just days after the President proudly noted that Afican-American unemployment had hit a new, all-time low, the good old race card -- frayed though it may be -- is still being deployed.
Update: Mark Simone reports that those in the room say the story is bullsh*t.
Hat tip: BadBlue Uncensored News.