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Fox Viewers Rage At Host Over “Shithole” Criticism

Raw Story reports: “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade on Monday once again reiterated his disapproval of President Donald Trump calling African countries “sh*tholes” — and many of the shows viewers reacted with rage. During Monday morning’s show, Kilmeade said that Trump disparaging African countries was “unfortunate,” which echoed a statement he made last week that suggested Trump should walk ...

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Romney Blasts Trump For Racist “Shithole” Comment

The Hill reports: Mitt Romney tore on Monday into President Trump for reportedly referring to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.” “The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race,” Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee who is reportedly considering a Senate run in Utah, tweeted. Romney has in the past been a ...

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Fox & Friends Has Contentious “Shithole” Battle

Mediaite reports: The Fox & Friends curvy-couch held a contentious debate Monday morning over President Donald Trump’s reported “shithole” remarks, which segued messily into a spat over the immigration deal currently being worked out on Capitol Hill. Brian Kilmeade opened up the segment by explaining the back and forth between lawmakers over whether Trump actually referred to immigrants from Haiti, ...

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Trump Observes MLK Day With 95th Round Of Golf

Of course he is: Last week ended with President Donald Trump’s thoughts on race being opened to the world. And a day after he said that Haitians, El Salvadorians and those from African nations came from “s**tholes” — while at the same time proclaiming his preference for Norwegians — Trump made a proclamation in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

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Trump Hotels Flooded With “Shithole” Reviews

Splinter News reports: The Trump brand is taking another hit as people on Yelp strike back over the president’s description of African nations, Haiti, and El Salvador as “shithole countries” this week. Trump hotels across the country are being targeted by Yelp users leaving one–star reviews and describing the facilities as shitholes. The effort caused the luxury Trump International Hotel ...

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Erickson: Trump Bragged About “Shithole” Comment

The Hill reports: A conservative columnist said President Trump called friends to brag after the meeting in which the president reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries.” Citing a person who spoke with the president, The Associated Press reported that Trump doubled down on his reported comments from this week, defending the remark as not ...

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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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