Former Secretary of State and 2016 popular vote winner Hillary Clinton has weighed in on the scandal surrounding Trump’s racist complaint that the United States is accepting immigrants from “shitholes” like El Salvador, Haiti, and Africa rather than (white) countries like Norway.
The backlash has been rightfully harsh, and people are finally waking up the long-apparent truth that our president is a racist old man. He’s given us plenty proof in the past, but still members of the media and his own supporters insisted he wasn’t actually racist and that his enemies were misinterpreting his comments.
He’s called Mexicans rapists, said Africans live in huts, said all Haitians have AIDS, and repeatedly attacked Muslims amongst other horrific comments. There is a deeply racist animus motivating all of his actions, and finally, he’s reached the point where no one can reasonably deny it any longer.
Hillary Clinton pointed out that today is the anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti eight years ago. It should be a time to reflect on the tragedy and honor the stalwart people of the island nation. Instead, Trump has dishonored and disrespected every Haitian by insulting them and their country.
The anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors. Instead, we‘re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 12, 2018
Once again, Hillary Clinton has reminded us that we could have had an intelligent, compassionate president. She would have had the courage and convictions to lead the United States into the coming century with moral authority.
Instead, we’re stuck with a hateful, ignorant man who serves no greater good than his own ego. He doesn’t care about the United States or its rich immigrant history. He cares about pandering to the racist pockets of the country that voted him into office. He’s an absolute disgrace.