While President Trump claims he never said anything derogatory about Haitians, many witnesses are coming forward to confirm that they heard the disparaging comments straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.
Earlier this week, it was reported that during an Oval Office meeting on immigration, President Trump asked why we keep allowing immigrants from “shithole” countries come before stating his preference for immigrants from countries like Norway, a predominately white country.
Trump’s denial of the comments did not go too far as the meeting’s attendees quickly came forward to tell sources what they heard. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R) both confirmed that Trump made the comments. The two lawmakers went on to tell reporters that they were shocked by the “incredibly disappointing” remarks made by the President.
Scott said, “We ought not to disparage any other nation, frankly.” The Republican lawmaker went on to point out that America’s success is contributed to the “melting pot.” “Thinking about the success of America. It is the melting pot. It’s the ability to weave together multiple communities together for one nation,” he explained. Sen. John McCain also asserted that people from everywhere have made America great.
However, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), who also attended the meeting and overheard the comments, claims the remarks are nothing short of racist. Durbin told reporters that Trump “said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist.” “I cannot believe in this history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.” Do you think any other President was as disrespectful as Trump?