This is the Media Freakout Of The Day, which will probably last at least through the weekend
Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting
President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.
As you’d expect, this is all over the news media, with #Resist outlets expressing their normal Outrage. Joe Scarborough is having his normal hissy fit. And all the blogs and small outlets are discussing. But, hey, what about
(Daily Caller) Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended President Donald Trump’s Thursday comments about immigrants coming to America from “shithole” countries, and said the media’s visceral outrage over the story was preposterous.
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Carlson was speaking with Jose Parra, the Latin communications director for former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and said he had visited Haiti and doesn’t understand why people were offend by Trump’s accurate characterization.
“The idea that you are not allowed to say that they’re pretty crummy countries, Haiti for example or El Salvador, I’ve been in both of them — that’s why people are leaving them to come here,” Carlson said. “So I don’t understand what the sin is. You’re not allowed to point out that other countries aren’t as good places to live as America?”
There’s plenty more at the link, including the video, but you get the idea: people are leaving their
3rd world shitholes developing nations (how many times have I written it that way?) to come to the United States illegally? Or simply doing things like traveling across the land and simply showing up, demanding asylum? How many Democrats are complaining about ending the programs that gave temporary protected status to people from places like Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Haiti, because those countries are too dangerous and too shithole for those who received temporary asylum to return to? That’s right, a lot of Democrats are complaining.
If they were nice countries, the people wouldn’t be leaving in droves. It’s cute how people who wear pink pussy hats, scream obscenities on a constant basis, call for impeaching and/or assassinating Trump, talk about punching Trump, etc and so on, get the vapors over calling shithole countries shithole countries.
BTW, Trump denies using the language
The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
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