Tag Archives: racism

Sen. Rand Paul: Stop Calling Trump A Racist [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: It would appear that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) would really appreciate it if people would stop painting the president as racist for calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries” and asking why America can’t just bring in more immigrants from Norway. “You can’t have immigration compromise if everybody’s out there calling the president a racist,” Paul ...

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GOP Rep. Mia Love: Trump’s Racism Is Indefensible

CNN reports: Republican Rep. Mia Love deplored President Donald Trump for reportedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called “shithole countries.” “I can’t defend the indefensible. You have to understand that there are countries that struggle out there. But their people, their people are good people and they’re part of us. We’re Americans,” Love, the first ...

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GOP Sen. David Perdue: Trump Never Said “Shithole”

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., repeatedly said Sunday morning that reports President Trump referred to Haiti and various African countries as “shithole countries” during a meeting with senators this week on immigration was a “gross misrepresentation.” Perdue use the phrase “gross misrepresentation” several times during an interview with ABC’s “This Week.” Asked repeatedly if the president specifically ...

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Maxine Waters To Boycott Trump’s State Of The Union Address: He Does Not Deserve My Attention [VIDEO]

How many Dems will join her? Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Friday she will not attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address following his vulgar remarks aimed at Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. “Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” Waters said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” ...

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One Of Us: Nazis Cheer Trump’s “Shithole” Message

The New York Times reports: Richard Spencer, the white nationalist leader, said on Friday that conservatives defending Mr. Trump on Fox News should stop saying it was about economics and legal systems, rather than race. “It’s obviously all about race, and to their credit, liberals point out the obvious,” he said. The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, likewise welcomed Mr. ...

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Trump Demands To Know Ethnicity Of “Pretty Korean” Analyst, Says She Should Negotiate On Behalf Of US

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump suggested in the Oval Office that a “pretty Korean” analyst’s ethnicity should qualify her for negotiating with North Korea on behalf of the United States, NBC News reported Friday. The woman, an intelligence analyst who had visited the White House to brief Trump on an impending hostage situation in Pakistan, was asked where “your people” ...

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SCOTUS To Hear Texas Gerrymandering Case

The Austin Statesman reports: The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review lower-court rulings that ordered Texas to redraw 11 political districts found to be discriminatory. Texas officials appealed the rulings, which concluded that two congressional districts and nine Texas House districts were improperly drawn along racial lines in violation of the Voting Rights Act. Acting on the ...

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Sen. Tom Cotton Contracts “Shithole” Amnesia

Vox reports: Two Republican senators who attended yesterday’s meeting in which President Trump reportedly disparaged immigrants from “shithole countries” seem to have come down with a case of amnesia. In a joint statement this afternoon, Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) wrote that they “do not recall the President saying those comments specifically” — but conspicuously didn’t outright ...

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FLORIDA: Rick Scott Condemns Trump’s “Absolutely Wrong” Racism In Bid To Protect Likely Senate Run

“If this report is true, it is absolutely wrong to say or think this. I do not think this way, nor do I agree with this kind of sentiment. I represent Florida, and we are an amazing melting pot where over 250 languages are spoken. I work every day to make this the most welcoming state for everyone — Haitians, ...

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Paul Ryan Flaccidly Objects To Trump’s Racism

Talking Points Memo reports: Nearly a day after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump referred to African countries as “shithole countries” in a White House meeting with lawmakers, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called the remarks “unfortunate” and “unhelpful.” “So, first thing that came to my mind, was, very unfortunate, unhelpful,” Ryan said when asked about Trump’s reported comments on ...

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Trump Flees White House MLK Ceremony After Reporter Repeatedly Shouts “Are You A Racist? [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Moments after he signed a proclamation for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President Trump got up from the table, shook and few hands and made his way to the exit. Reporters, meanwhile, shouted questions about his “shithole countries” comment yesterday. (This is the first time we’ve seen him publicly since those remarks.) Journalist April Ryan asked if ...

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US Ambassador To Panama Resigns Over Trump’s Racist Comments, First In US Diplomatic Corp To Do So

The Independent reports: The US ambassador to Panama has resigned from his post on principle, writing in a resignation letter to the State Department that he can no longer serve the Trump administration, according to Reuters. The US State Department confirmed the departure of John D Feeley, saying he decided to “retire for personal reasons, as of 9 March this ...

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Right Wing Christian Defense Coalition Demands That Trump Apologize For “Unloving” Racist Comment

Via press release: The white evangelical community, which voted 80% for President Trump, must stand with one voice against this unloving, insensitive and hurtful language and call for the President to apologize. Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition and Pastor of Church on the Hill, goes on to state; “The harsh, unloving and hurtful language the President ...

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Sen. Dick Durbin: I Was There, Trump Said “Shithole”

The Hill reports: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) fired back at President Trump for denying that he called Haiti and African countries “shithole countries,” saying Trump’s denials are “not true.” “In the course of his comments, [Trump] said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist,” Durbin told reporters on Friday. “I cannot believe in this history of the White House, in ...

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Fox & Friends Panel Criticized Trump’s Racist “Shithole” Comment Minutes Before Trump Tweeted Denial

Mediaite reports: On Friday morning, Fox & Friends — the president’s favorite morning news show — actually, incredibly, criticized Trump for the reported remark. “The president made a mistake making those comments,” Kilmeade said. “No question.” “Sure,” Rachel Campos-Duffy said in agreement. “He said things about Haiti and El Salvador, and we should have more people from Norway,” Kilmeade said. ...

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Don Lemon Boots Trump Campaign Staffer After Heated Discussion On Trump’s “Shithole” Attack [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: CNN’s Don Lemon let rip on President Donald Trump Thursday night, after a report claimed he referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as “shithole countries.” Lemon — who just last month was himself attacked by Trump on Twitter—opened Thursday’s CNN Tonight: “The President of the United States is racist.” Later, during a heated panel discussion on ...

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SURE JAN: Trump Denies “Shithole” Comment

The New York Post reports: President Trump on Friday denied using the words “shithole countries” to describe Haiti and African nations during a meeting with lawmakers in the White House. Trump used the slur during an immigration meeting with lawmakers Thursday, according to a report by the Washington Post. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come ...

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United Nations Condemns Trump’s “Shithole” Comment

The Guardian reports: Remarks by Donald Trump describing immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from “shithole countries” were racist, the United Nations human rights office has said, as it led global condemnation of the US president. On Thursday, Trump questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, instead suggesting the US should bring ...

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Trump Cancels London Visit, Blames Obama

The New York Times reports: President Trump said late Thursday that he had canceled a trip to London because of the cost and “off location” of the new United States Embassy in the city, where he had been expected to face protests. Nearly a year ago, Mr. Trump accepted an invitation to visit from Queen Elizabeth II, which was extended ...

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Trump Ridicules Protections For Immigrants From “Shithole” Countries: Why Are We Having Them Come?

The Washington Post reports: President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to ...

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