This president is like none other in the 229 years since George Washington agreed to serve this nation. Because they were human, they had flaws — some great, but there is one characteristic that only Donald Trump has that could potentially start the U.S. on its great decline.
Conservative talk show host, Larry Elder, had Miller on his show over 70 times, beginning when the president’s top speechwriter was in high school. Elder told Vanity Fair:
‘For somebody like Stephen Miller to talk about how racism is no longer a major issue in America (or throwing) water on this issue of the glass ceiling (or) things like minimum wage, he was very, very unpopular.’
Now, Miller is one of the popular kids. He brought immigration hawks to make certain the president stayed on Miller’s course. A Democratic aide told The New York Post:
‘Graham and Durbin expect to have a meeting, they show up and there’s this anti-immigrant cast of characters there. And that was obviously designed by Stephen Miller to try to kill the deal.’
Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Bob Goodlatte (R-GA), and Rep. David Perdue (R-VA) performed up to Miller’s expectations, and so did Donald Trump. The aide continued with the New York Post:
‘Stephen Miller is feeling empowered and is apparently running the White House in terms of immigration policy.’
Clearly, the president had no idea he had been played. A conservative columnist tweeted that Trump phoned friends to brag about calling El Salvador, African Nations, and Haiti “shithole countries.” That is the character trait that sets Trump apart from the 44 men who served before him — he serves himself, instead of the country.
Columnist Erick Erickson tweeted:
‘It’s weird that people in the room don’t remember Trump using that word when Trump himself was calling friends to brag about it afterwards. I spoke to one of those friends. The President thought it would play well with the base.’
Trump faced a tsunami of accusations of racism after the meeting. The New York Post wrote that he reportedly asked:
‘Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?’
For hours, the White House did not deny that the man in the Oval Office had made the comment. Then a day later, he tweeted a denial that he said “anything derogatory about Haitians:”
‘Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems.’
In an interview with ABC’s This Week, Perdue said that Trump did not use the word “sh*thole:”
‘I’m telling you he did not use that word, George (Stephanopoulos). And I’m telling you it’s a gross misrepresentation. How many times do you want me to say that?’
The Washington Post reported that Trump defended his comments, saying he was not racist”
‘(A) straightforward assessment” of the living conditions in the countries discussed.’
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