Government Of Haiti Drops Formal Requests On W.H. After Trump’s ‘Sh*thole’ Comment


The fallout has arrived. Earlier Thursday President Donald Trump made a shocking, blunt and extremely racist remark. It was predicted that the effects of that comment could be significantly impeded international relations for the United States and it seems that is coming around much faster than anyone could have expected.

President Donald Trump made the disparaging and despicable comments during a meeting in the Oval Office between himself and the Group of 6 – a bipartisan group of senators tasked with coming up with immigration solutions, particularly related to DACA. It was during this meeting that President Donald Trump reportedly asked:

‘Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?’

He was referring specifically to El Salvador, Haiti and some African nations when it was said and it blew up in a media firestorm, and rightfully so.

Now, the government of Haiti is formally requesting an answer of President Trump and his administration as a consequence of that comment. How Trump will talk his way out of this one and salvage a positive relationship remains to be seen – he quite literally called their country a “shithole”.

It was later determined that he continued, and singled out Haiti in particular, allegedly stating:

‘Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.’

When pressed, a former Trump aide tried to come to the president’s rescue and refused to denounce or deny that the comments were made. He instead sought to focus on the “reform” that he believes America needs—totally circumventing the horrifying nature of the comments made by Trump:

‘@VanJones68 to former Trump advisor @JasonMillerinDC: “You should denounce it… Why won’t you denounce s-hole nation?”‘

The media continues in the aftermath to be up in arms at the comments and many members of the journalistic community are personally disturbed and perturbed. Check out this video homage by Anderson Cooper per Twitter, for just one example:

‘”Let me be clear … the people of Haiti have been through more, withstood more, fought back against more injustice…than our [p]resident ever has.” Anderson Cooper choked back tears as he reflected on his relationship with Haiti, and its people…’

The political fallout is equally devastating:

READ the message from Haiti indirectly via Yamiche Alcindor, a contributor to NBC News and MSNBC:

‘Haiti US Ambassador Paul Altidor tells me Haiti’s government has formerly summoned a US official to explain Trump’s comments to Haiti’s officials. “Haitians fought along US soldiers in the revolutionary war and we continue to be great contributors to American society,” he said’

What a mess Trump has again made.

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