Make America White Again: Haiti, African Nations ‘Shithole’ Countries

Trump raised a stir today by calling Haiti, African nations ‘shithole’ countries. Trump wants immigrants from Norway.

In a meeting with Senators, Trump Calls Haiti, African Nations ‘Shithole’ Countries.

President Donald Trump questioned senators in an Oval Office meeting Thursday on why the U.S. accepts immigrants from “shithole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador and African nations rather than places like Norway, according to three people briefed on the conversation.

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who wasn’t in the meeting, in a tweet called the president’s remarks, “Breathtakingly offensive. Worse, it’s ignorant of American ideals.”

The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Democratic Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, said the president’s statement “reinforces the concerns that we hear every day, that the President’s slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again.’ ”

In the strongest reaction from a Republican, Representative Mia Love of Utah, a child of Haitian immigrants, demanded an apology and said the president’s remarks were "unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values."

"My parents," Love said, "came from one of those countries but proudly took an oath of allegiance to the United States and took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with."

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said, according to the Post, which quoted two people briefed on the meeting. Trump then suggested the U.S. should instead accept more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday.

Trump was reported in December to have made similarly disparaging comments last year about people who had received U.S. visas in 2017. He said that people from Haiti "all have AIDS" while people from Nigeria would never "go back to their huts," the New York Times said.

No one can accuse Trump of not speaking his mind. Comment away.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Hooligan
Hooligan

hahaha.. it's all relative. snowflakes will hate the depiction. i have been to many african countries and the depiction is accurate. rather than engaging in more virtue signalling, snowflakes should campaign on a ticket that cuts the defence bduget in half and uses the four hundred billion extra a year, to upgrade the infrastructure of those countries. one thing to note is that the black sub-saharan african countries have a crime rate (e.g. murder rate) that is 90% lower than that in black ghettoes in the US like baltimore/st louis/chicgo et al.

Hooligan
Hooligan

what snowflakes can't sand is that balcks in the US make more money out of being "victims than they do in work - so they are pretty smart - it is the white snowflakes that are the stupid ones, working for "slave" labor rates, when they could also sit around doing nothing. in any case, all low value/wage rate work can be automated so it won't be a race issue - it will be a "oh the humanity" issue.

Michaelf
Michaelf

Sales in Donald Trump Voodoo Dolls are about to rocket.

Hooligan
Hooligan

anyone have the latest numbers on the amounts of taxes collected/benefits paid by color and age? perhaps we need to switch to no representation without taxation from the 250 year old "no taxation without representation" maxim.

madashellowell
madashellowell

Many of our forefathers fought and died to make America a first world country. Progressives want to change all that. If they want to improve the people of third world countries, why can't they take their money and go there and REALLY make a difference?

shamrock
shamrock

This is another Wash. Post story based on two anonymous sources, and there are, quite literally, a lot of people shitting in holes around the world. So there's that. But if anyone was under the illusion that Make America Great Again really means White again hopefully this puts that to rest. Like when white people say "thug" now when they really mean nigger.

Matrix
Matrix

Sounds spot on to me.

AWC
AWC

Leave it to the "progressive" (Regressive?) media to turn immigration into a racist issue. As if Mexican, Haitian, Liberian and Norwegian were races?

Corto
Corto

Ah, yes, Trump making America Great Again, one expletive at a time. Glad my girls are old enough that they know the word, and just awesome that I get to see it on Nightly News (sarcasm if you can't tell)

Clintonstain
Clintonstain

Spent a week in Haiti. The doctor I went to for immunizations said I didn’t need the full list that I gave him because some were “obsolete”. “I’m going to Haiti”, I said. “Oh, OK. Let’s do them all.”

Get to Port Au Prince and we’re get our luggage and are looking out the giant glass walls exiting the airport. There are hundreds of young men banging on the glass wall, waving, doing anything to get your attention so you’ll let them carry your luggage to a cab so you’ll tip them $5.

Driving though Port Au Prince and see a (no exaggeration) two story pile of garbage. Get closer and see something wiggling at the base. Closer still and I see it’s a toddler, no more than 3 years old, rummaging through the garbage with no adult anywhere in sight.

Swimming in Jacmel, step on something plastic and pull it up to look at it. It’s an empty plasma bag. I was literally swimming in medical waste.

Let’s be honest. Haiti IS a shithole.

AWC
AWC

And whatever we do, we can't allow San Franciscans to immigrate to the Mainland. They are a dangerous race.

yooj
yooj

They load their kids in dinghies, and in vessels so rickety that I wouldn’t trust them for a cocktail party while docked, and set to sea for here knowing they might die of thirst drifting, or end up drown. And he says we don’t need Haitians. We don’t need them, he says, because their country is bad. But that’s precisely why we need them. If their country were paradise, then we wouldn’t need them to live up to our creed: “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” If a Haitian boat person doesn’t merit the highest priority to see Lady Liberty then who does? A well-nourished Norwegian? Trump only cares about narrow pecuniary gain, and that only with the most shortsighted vision. Americans define self-interest more broadly. That’s why we have been worthy of a statue symbolizing liberty and countries like Hati are not.

Grumblenose
Grumblenose

Democrat Senators said it was so, so it must be true. Video or it didn't happen.

Nmcoyote1
Nmcoyote1

I wonder if this will be another one of those fake Trump stories that are floated every day. Day after day they claim he did or said something. And these are often fake stories. If He did say this he should of been much more tactful. The reality is, They really are shithole countrys run by despots. But that is not the immigrants fault. As long as they want to come over here and be part of our country, show pride in it and be a plus for our society. Then we should want them here. I don’t know if it’s media saturation or what. But so many immigrants seem like they are coming here to diss our country. And make it into the mess they came from.

Clintonstain
Clintonstain

@yooj, I’m guessing you don’t know about Little Haiti in Miami. It has a large number of expatriate Haitians and is a rathole. It’s easily the most dangerous area of an already dangerous city. Wonder why, with all of that pent up desire to live up to Lady Liberty’s aspirations, they just live like they were still back in Haiti. What a mystery...

pgp
pgp

Trump just says what most people think. The real mistake is in the wider government thinking that invading or coercing these shithole countries is in anyway the right thing to do.

pi314
pi314

We should be taking in highly educated immigrants. If so, Trump is correct.

formula57
formula57

If Trump is not careful, he will create shortage of huddled masses.

Wrldtrst
Wrldtrst

...but they are s**tholes, he could have added pretty much everything south of Texas (excluding Costa Rica and Panama)

Wrldtrst
Wrldtrst

well maybe chile, columbia, and peru are now only half-s**tholes - they are trying.

JanNL
JanNL

Would somebody in charge in Europe please ask the same question.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

The more people America welcomes from despotic and corrupt countries, the fewer people in those countries who are left to fight despots and corruption.

KidHorn
KidHorn

The more truthful the comment, the more offensive it is.

KnotchoLibre
KnotchoLibre

So this is what happens when you are a welfare state? All the welfare recipients (shithole nations) immigrate to your city and the not-to-shithole nations stay home because they don't live in shitholes?
Originally we had migration from political and religious freedoms (Puritans et al).
Then there were others from the potato famine and other major events.
Recently we hear about immigration from despot nations.
Are there any others?

Sechel
Sechel

My reaction to Trump is that there should be no doubt that he's both a racist and lacks any understanding of immigration and the American experience. Nobody comes here that isn't looking for a better life. The Norwegian immigrant wave of the 1800's occurred when that country had huge economic problems and people didn't have food or jobs. Italians and Irish likewise came in the early 20th century when those nations also suffered economically . Immigrants are rarely doctors, lawyers or engineers. It's usually the children of immigrants that become the doctors or lawyers unless the immigrants come at an extremely young age. Saying he wants a merit based system is really code for white immigrants and as I recall the Stephen Miller of the Trump team tried to make speaking English a key skill. The truth is people come here when things are not good back home, they get a job either in their own community or outside, learn english pay taxes and their kids go to college and become the lawyers and doctors we hear about while Dad drives a taxi and Mom sews or cleans floors etc

WildBull
WildBull

I'm glad to take immigrants from shithole countries as long as they support themselves when they get here (no public assistance) and don't want to establish Sharia law (invasion). It is the ambitious that have the guts to leave their shithole. Better for us.

WildBull
WildBull

And, they are shitholes!

RonJ
RonJ

"My reaction to Trump is that there should be no doubt that he's both a racist..." The Democratic Party is racist. Identity politics. Everything is racist oppression to them.

Winston2018
Winston2018

Are they NOT sh*tholes? And if one sees this as related to the predominant race of the citizens of those nations, who then is the racist? The Dem's 1965 Immigration Act turned immigration policy into charity for 3rd world nations whereas immigration had previously been predominantly from the 1st world, their Act being a great way to ensure the growth of the Dem base with high birth rate citizens dependent on state handouts who vote 70-80% left. This is also the entire basis of their "love" for illegal aliens. Eventually, they know, demographics will completely nullify the votes of anyone who wants limited government instead of a socialist welfare state. If these imported citizens voted 708-80% right, the Dems would have built a wall visible from space decades ago, perhaps with a few doors to placate the corporate lobbyists who want cheap, hard working labor who can't complain about working conditions and whose medical care and food supplementation allowed by the first anchor baby are paid for by taxpayers. Solution? MERIT based immigration as is done by other countries. But, of course, this will never happen.

WildBull
WildBull

The far left wants to take all comers to dilute what is left of Western Culture and the ideas about individual rights and liberty that came from the Age of Enlightenment and the development of the Protestant Church. When the West falls, the Crony Fascist Marxist cabal that's pulling strings in the background hopes to swoop in and create one world government and one world market all run by the same people. Socialist poverty and Hell for all but the few anointed.

WildBull
WildBull

Ever notice how the giant corporations the the Dems hate so much provide the the Dems with virtually all their funding? Chew on that

RonJ
RonJ

"Saying he wants a merit based system is really code for white immigrants..." That is leftist propaganda. Leftists declare hard work to get ahead is racist, math is racist- they come up with something new every month it seems. The left is pushing an orchestrated political agenda.

WildBull
WildBull

Ron -- It all Race, all Sex all the time.

CzarChasm-Reigns
CzarChasm-Reigns

"The problem for the ruling class is that, once again, Trump has said in public what so many in the corporate-financial oligarchy and the state apparatus think and say in private."

Rugar
Rugar

If the places Presiden Donald J Trump referred to why are their people even wanting to come to the USA? Andy why are not thousands of Americans trying to immigrate to those countries? Because they are $hitholes

DBG8489
DBG8489

I've been to most of those places - and some others they didn't mention. They are shitholes. In some of them, the shit literally runs down the street with the rest of the sewage. Some folks don't even bother stepping over it, they just walk through it.
Furthermore, the reality is that most of the people who live in these countries offer nothing in the way of skill sets necessary to an advanced technology-related economy. So they come here and end up on the social welfare rolls almost immediately. Why would we import those who offer nothing of value?
And the "shithole" comment - while probably ill-advised - is nowhere near racist. It isn't even bigoted as not all of the people in these shithole countries are brown, or tan, or even off-white.
And besides, criticizing other people who happen to be a different color than you isn't racist or bigoted unless you're claiming they're inferior because of their race. Trump just said (allegedly) that we were prioritizing immigration from "shithole" countries. Ironically, those who automatically assume he means exclusively non-white countries are the ones basing it on race.
So remind me - who exactly is the racist in this case?

Sechel
Sechel

let's be honest. trump didn't want to stop immigration from those areas because of the countries. it was because he doesn't like the people

Ambrose_Bierce
Ambrose_Bierce

This whole thread is an embarrassment. Are you all Russian trolls?

Blurtman
Blurtman

The USA had previously labeled Eastern and Southern Europe as shitholes and cut back on the immigration of undesirables from this regions. See the Immigration Act of 1924. This is exactly what the USA stands for, remarks by ignorant liberals aside.

WildBull
WildBull

Sechel, it is about CULTURE. East Asians, East Indians and a big portion of the Jews that are in this country came from shithole countries. They busted their hind ends to earn the money to start businesses and get good educations. They all believe in hard work and study as the road to success All the aforementioned groups earn above the white median. I'm glad they are here, producing well above average. I believe that a rising tide lifts all boats and that we are all better off that they are here. What we don't need are hoards of illiterate, unskilled people that are willing to subsist at the public teat.

Stuki
Stuki

“No country run by dark people have ever amounted to anything but a Sh#$hole!”

Neither has any country “ran” by anyone, of any color, ever. We’re all Sh#$hole!s now. Playing favorites, serve no other purpose, than flaunting how uncritically one has fallen for the indoctrination machine in one’s own particular Sh#$hole!.

SweetKenny
SweetKenny

@CzarChasm-Reigns no you didn't see him say it on NBC. There were no videos of it happening and the people who say he said it weren't even at the meeting. If you're going to make a comment at least have your facts straight.

mrburns
mrburns

1) Democrats ahve spent more than a year claiming Trump colluded with Putin to win the presidency, yet they cant provide a shred of proof that this was true. Now they are going bananas claiming Trump used inappropriate language based upon anonymous third party attributions. There is no video or recordings and Trump denies it. Since democrats frequently lie, cheat and slander maybe this shouldn't be treated as gospel.

mrburns
mrburns

2) Trump is objecting to the diversity lottery which takes in people with no regard for their abilities, skills, criminality, health or anything else all because making new citizens from weird and unusual locations is somehow supposed to benefit the country. He wants people who are solvent, capable, la-abiding and English speaking who have a desire to live as self-supporting free people, not welfare leaches. Don't see anything wrong with that. The diversity lottery privileges people who come from backward, corrupt and impoverished countries who cannot qualify based upon merit. It seems very sensible to ask why we want to do this, why privilege people from deplorable countries (to use Hillary, rather than LBJ speak)?

Sechel
Sechel

wonder if trump ever sat in on any of his companies harassment sessions

CzarChasm-Reigns
CzarChasm-Reigns

@SweetKenny, my comment has been removed. I was not trying to spread fake news. I actually thought I did SEE Trump say it, but upon review of the video, Trump was talking about other things. I was eating dinner, saw "shithole countries" in quotes onscreen, and must have assumed they were going to tape to prove their point. White House didn't deny it. Trump doesn't know what he is saying half the time anyway. Too bad King Chaos has no regard for facts, or anyone, but himself.

cecilhenry
cecilhenry

The West, including Canada and America, is not and never was intended to be, a place for "all races and nations". To claim that it is, or was, is a direct attack on the identity, legitimacy, and existence of the Western people.

Is there a non-White majority area that you would like to live in?? If so, why aren't you there? IF not, why don't you admit Whites have racial interests and rights.
1.White people exist. 2. White people have the RIGHT to exist. 3. White people have the RIGHT to exist AS White people in White Communities and Nations.

klausmkl
klausmkl

God Bless President Trump

Liberaldisdain
Liberaldisdain

It was ok to come from a shithole country when there was no instant welfare, medicaid and foodstamps. It is not ok now.......