President Trump continues to showcase his racism. Thursday President Trump remarked that immigrants from Haiti and African countries are coming from “shithole countries,” suggesting that the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries such as Norway. Don Lemon couldn’t take the politic spins anymore and called out President Trump for his racism.
“The president of the United States is racist,” Lemon began. “A lot of us already knew that. Today President Trump, talking with lawmakers in the oval office about immigrants from Haiti from El Salvador and Africa, said, ‘Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?’ But you know who he did say he would welcome here? He said, the U.S. should bring in people from more countries like Norway. He went on to say, ‘Why do we need more Haitians, take them out?’ Those comments are frankly disgusting. There’s other language a would like to use, but we are on television.”
However, the comments don’t come as a shock, because it’s who Trump has showed himself to be, according to Lemon.
“Apparently we have to go through this repertoire every time he says something like this,” he continued. “This is a man who, in an Oval Office meeting last year said Nigerian immigrants should go back to their huts. All Haitian immigrants have AIDS. The man who based his entire political career for years on the racist birther lie that President Barack Obama was born in Africa. A man who reportedly still believes that to this day. He started his campaign trashing Mexicans. He responded to white supremacists who killed a young woman in Charlottesville, claiming there were ‘very people on both sides.’ The man who responded to protests by black NFL players by calling them sons of bitches. This is a man who today complained about immigrants who ‘Are from sh*thole countries.’
The White House hasn’t denied Trump made the comment, which might be hard to do, since there was reportedly a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the room.