Trump on immigration: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

NBC Nightly News

Kick the kids out of the room. The president in on TV again, and again it’s for a shockingly offensive comment, especially from an American president.

The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump actually told a bipartisan group of Senators in a conversation about immigration today,

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

Trump made the comment in reference to immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries. According to multiple news reports, immediately after, Trump suggested that the United States should instead bring more people in from countries like Norway.

The White House has not denied the president made the vulgar comment.

Fox News reports that about a dozen people were in the room at the time, both Republicans and Democrats, and according to WaPo, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) were present at the meeting and “were surprised by the comments.”

The New York Times writes this is “The latest example of [Trump’s] penchant for racially tinged remarks denigrating immigrants.”

From NBC Nightly News


Washington Post, 1/11/2018, Josh Dawsey: Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

NBC News, 1/11/2018:  Ali Vitali and Kasi Hunt: Trump referred to Haiti and African countries as ‘shithole’ nations

Los Angeles Times, 1/11/2018, Lisa Mascaro: Trump complains about allowing immigrants from ‘shithole countries”

King5, Seattle, WA, 1/11/2018, AP, White House won’t deny Trump comment on Africa

New York Times, 1/11/2018, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Thomas Kaplan, Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

The Daily Beast, 1/11/2018, Matt Wilstein, Fox News hosts are actually defending Trump’s shi*hole countries comment

  6 comments for “Trump on immigration: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

  1. Most third-world countries have better health care than the U.S, largely due to the fact that we cling to the capitalist system of health-care for profit. It’s a business, like any other enterprise, and everyone has their hand out, from the doctors to the hospitals to the insurers to the drug companies and so on. The whole world knows this, so don’t expect a sudden rush for our shores.

  2. Does the combover in chief really think anyone in Norway would want to come live in this shithole country?

    • All he knows is that they’re White, so that would make them better candidates for immigration to him and his slobbering base.

  3. Anne,

    Your time would be better spent on enumerating the many problems facing us locally. Nothing is going to improve or change the “stable genius”

    • I disagree. Trump won in Mesa County by a big margin despite the fact that he was an utterly repugnant, unqualified candidate for the office. They need to see how he is so badly disgracing our country. It is an object lesson that I hope will help them be more careful who they vote for in the future.

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