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1/12/2018 6:41 am  #1


Back to the Base

After alarming bigots all across the nation with talks of an immigration bill "Filled with love", Trump signals to the base that he is still one of them.


Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

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WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than from places like Norway, according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.

Mr. Trump’s remarks, the latest example of his penchant for racially tinged remarks denigrating immigrants, left members of Congress from both parties attending the meeting in the Cabinet Room alarmed and mystified. He made them during a discussion of an emerging bipartisan deal to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children, those with knowledge of the conversation said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the meeting.

When Mr. Trump heard that Haitians were among those who would benefit from the proposed deal, he asked whether they could be left out of the plan, asking, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?”

The comments were reminiscent of ones the president made last year in an Oval Office meeting with cabinet officials and administration aides, during which he complained about admitting Haitians to the country, saying that they all had AIDS, as well as Nigerians, who he said would never go back to their “huts,”


“While the framers of the Constitution foresaw the possibility of a tyrannical president, they never let their imaginations be darkened by the possibility of a compliant Congress.”
 

1/12/2018 7:27 am  #2


Re: Back to the Base

I can still remember vividly a confrontation I had with a Trump supporter who told right after the election that, "at least we'll have someone with a sense of class, dignity, and style in the White House."
 

 

1/12/2018 1:30 pm  #3


Re: Back to the Base

Time to stop, for all time, pretending that's Trump's appeal is about anything other than xenophobia and racism.

Last edited by Goose (1/12/2018 1:31 pm)


“While the framers of the Constitution foresaw the possibility of a tyrannical president, they never let their imaginations be darkened by the possibility of a compliant Congress.”
     Thread Starter
 

1/12/2018 4:04 pm  #4


Re: Back to the Base

I don't know what's worse ............. Trump or the people that defend him.  It's a tossup.

 

1/12/2018 4:44 pm  #5


Re: Back to the Base

In the end, we will remember not the words of this despicable man, but the silence of his friends.

Pence silent in wake of 'shithole' remark
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/12/pence-trump-shithole-silence-338496


“While the framers of the Constitution foresaw the possibility of a tyrannical president, they never let their imaginations be darkened by the possibility of a compliant Congress.”
     Thread Starter
 

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