There’s a particular trait that residents of Haiti, El Salvador, and countries in Africa have in common: They’re brown. Oh, wait — there are two traits they share. They’re brown, and Donald Trump thinks their countries are “shitholes.”
Trump apparently got “frustrated” with members of Congress, according to the Washington Post, at a meeting on Thursday that was part of the bipartisan immigration reform conversation sparked by the president’s attempt to rescind DACA, the Obama-era rule that allows so-called DREAMers to stay in the country by obtaining renewable two-year deferments from any deportation action. Lawmakers, including Republicans, had suggested that protections for immigrants from the countries be restored as part of the immigration “deal” they’re all trying to cut.
Trump’s impatience led to an outburst we can only assume is how he really feels about the entire immigration debate:
Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
The president went on to suggest that America should be bringing in more, um, white people. He just met the prime minister of Norway on Wednesday, after all, and she seemed pretty nice, I guess. Or, you know, white at least. Norway is apparently not a shithole, despite the fact that the politics there (a literal welfare state) are far further to the left than, say, El Salvador — which has this weird system with three branches of government called the executive, the legislative, and the judicial, and uses the US Dollar as their currency… Hey, that sounds familiar!
According to observers, Donnie Daycare’s remarks had everyone clutching their pearls, totally “taken aback” by the totally predictable thing he said. Come on, Senators — You’ve all heard this song before.
The White House had no comment as the Post went to press with the story.
According to the article, Trump had earlier seemed receptive to the ideas being floated by lawmakers, but by the time of the meeting, which some more centrist Congress members were surprised to find some hard-liners in attendance at, Trump was past being interested in making the deal. His legislative aide, Marc Short, said as much, telling reporters they were “nowhere near” a bipartisan deal.
Gee, ya think?
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