How right-wing people are defending Trump's indefensible 'shithole' remarks

Postado Janeiro 13, 2018

A year ago the Nordic nation was named the happiest country in the world.

"On behalf of Norway: Thanks, but no thanks", tweeted Torbjoern Saetre, a politician representing Norway's Conservative Party in a municipality near Oslo. "Take them out", Trump was quoted as saying. "Do we need more Haitians?'"

Christian Christensen, a USA citizen living in Sweden, wondered on Twitter why citizens of Norway would emigrate, pointing out the higher occurrences of shootings and poverty as well as the lack of healthcare and a social welfare net.

The president insisted on Twitter Friday that he didn't use that language.

DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children from deportation.

But Dick Durbin, a Democrat senator who was at the meeting, said he had used the reported words: "In the course of his comments he said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist".

The US leader then suggested the United States should welcome immigrants from places like Norway, whose prime minister met with Trump on Wednesday.

Some have defended Trump's pronouncements as straight talk.

And nor are all Norwegians enamoured with the idea of moving to the USA.

U.S. diplomats serving in Haiti and African countries have been briefed to convey Washington's respect if they are summoned to explain President Donald Trump's alleged insults.

Many Haitians are remembering the natural disaster that devastated their country eight years ago Friday, but while they honor and remember those who died, some are also responding to President Donald Trump's disparaging remarks about their country during Thursday's talks on immigration reform.

Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House and after Trump and Mike Pence, the third-most powerful Republican. rebuked the president for the words calling them "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful".

MIAC also asked the ambassador to clarify if the U.S. regards Botswana as a "shithole" country, adding that Trump's comments were "highly irresponsible, reprehensible, and racist".

Durbin explained that as part of that deal, a lottery for visas that has benefited people from African and other diverse nations would be ended.

"If you look at all we have in Africa, South Africa is one of the developed countries".

Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) said, "this is rhetoric that cannot be tolerated and it projects poorly on the country".

While Kalondo said the comments were "clearly" racist, she didn't believe they indicated a shift in the United States stance towards Africa.

The president's remarks angered several countries, prompting them to issue strongly-worded statements condemning his comment.

Steven Forester, of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, blasted the president's decision to sunset TPS as racist and said the reported comments prove it.

Retired Ethiopian long-distance runner Haile Gebrselasse, who won his first 10,000 Olympic gold medal in the USA city of Atlanta in 1996, told Reuters Trump's comments did not reflect the views of all Americans.