Trump lost the fight to repeal and replace healthcare but won the fight to rip off middle-class American taxpayers. Now, the president has moved on to the fight to fund a wall he promised Mexico would pay for, and is using the young men and women with DACA status as his favorite bargaining chip.
Instead of showing any real concern for those immigrants brought to America as children, people who have known no other home but the United States, Trump is fighting against Democrats to build his unnecessary border wall. After all, he promised that wall to his supporters, although he also promised to make Mexico pay for it.
During a meeting with lawmakers in Congress on extending the protections for those with DACA status, Trump made inflammatory, offensive, and racist remarks about immigrants coming from African countries, asking why America wanted people coming in from “sh*thole” countries instead of places like Norway. The White House did not deny that Trump made those statements in their response, but continued to insist his greatest concern is the safety of the American people.
‘In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied using that language.’
Trump may not be able to fathom why anyone would find preferring immigrants from countries full of white people over those from African nations racist, but it’s not difficult to understand how one would reach that conclusion. Of course, Trump also doesn’t remember making his own promises to shut down the government over healthcare, but someone could have at least told him that the military is the only thing that continues to be funded during a government shutdown.
Twitter was quick to react to the president’s insane tweets. See some of their best responses below:
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