Trump is a racist. If you want to review prior examples of his racism before the “shithole” remarks, read this. Many of us already knew he was a racist but I don’t see how anyone can deny it after his “shithole” comments yesterday.
What he said
Trump issued a lame denial today on Twitter but the White House did not deny the “shithole” remarks yesterday. Senator Durbin is on the record today saying Trump said it. Others who were there have also said Trump said it but have not spoken out publicly. I see no reason to believe Trump after he has told so many lies.
Reaction to the comments
Democrats and a few Republicans have condemned Trump’s racist language. Gutless Republican leaders like McConnell and Ryan said nothing yesterday but Ryan called the comments “unhelpful” today. Here are more Congressional reactions.
Trump’s base will be fine with his remarks. A CNN article said “A White House official told CNN the President’s “shithole” remark is being received much differently inside of the White House than it is outside. The official said that although this might enrage Washington, staffers predict the comment would resonate with Trump’s base, similarly to how Trump’s attacks on NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem did.” Trump asked friends how they thought the “shithole” remark was being covered in the press.
This will not help in resolving the DACA and immigration issues. This will not be good for US diplomats and troops in the countries Trump attacked. This will not help US relations with other countries for trade deals and the fight against terrorism. Sad!