Republican President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Haiti and African nations being “shitholes” have met with differing responses, split almost entirely along party lines.
Many Democratic lawmakers have publicly condemned Trump’s comments, with surely the most forceful denouncement yet coming from Rep. Maxine Waters of California.
While virtually all Republican politicians in Washington were unable to admit the plain truth that President Trump is a racist, Rep. Waters clearly had no problem calling Trump out for his bigotry. Wrote the Democrat in a released statement about Trump’s immigration remarks, “Donald Trump is a racist and indecent man with no good values who is woefully unfit and undeserving of the office in which he serves. That this president, a deeply flawed human being with no understanding of public policy, would make such ill-informed and deplorable comments about Haitians, Salvadorans, and immigrants from African countries, merely underscores everything we already know about him: he is a hopeless and ignorant bigot.”
Rep. Waters later added in the bluntest manner possible, “What’s even worse than his racist comment and divisive tactics, he is a hopeless liar who believes that he can make these comments in the presence of others — as he has done in this recent meeting with Members of Congress involved in negotiations about DACA – and then deny them, which only adds to the 2,000 lies that he has already told since taking office that have been documented by the media.” She added, “Donald Trump is an embarrassment and a national disgrace. Members of Congress have a responsibility to the American people and our democracy to impeach him.” Maxine concluded, “No longer can Members of Congress, particularly Republicans, stand with such a dangerous, disturbed, and deceitful man who is a threat to everything for which America, the greatest democracy on earth, stands. Congress has a constitutional responsibility to impeach him without delay.” Do you agree with Rep. Waters about Trump?