All the liberal media wants to talk about lately is the fact that Trump allegedly called some third world countries a “s***hole”. Sure, that’s not the nicest word in the world. But, are we seriously trying to argue that Haiti isn’t a total disaster? We all know that liberals hate Trump but this is a bit much isn’t it?
However, it doesn’t really matter because we don’t even know if Trump said it. We are now seeing several people walk back the claim that Trump said what he allegedly said. In fact, some GOP senators are going on the record that he never said it.
Well, well, well.
Here’s a statement from Sen. Cotton and Sen. Perdue.
From CBS News:
In a joint statement issued Friday afternoon by Sens. David Perdue, R-Georgia, and Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, who were in the room, they claimed that they don’t recall Mr. Trump making the comment.
“President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides. But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith,” they said. “In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest. We, along with the President, are committed to solving an issue many in Congress have failed to deliver on for decades.”
This is what happens when you run with stories that are anonymously sourced. You just can’t trust them. You especially can’t trust the media to thoroughly vet negative stories against Trump.
Jake Tapper over at CNN is walking things back a little bit as well.
From The Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump was not referring to Haiti when he used the term “shithole” during a bipartisan immigration sit down Thursday, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Tapper clarified the Thursday Washington Post report, which accused Trump of referring to Haiti and a number of African nations as “shithole countries,” in a Friday Twitter screed.
It’s too late now. Even if he didn’t say it, the media has already put all those reports out there and those tweets have already gone viral. You can’t put the genie back in the bottle. The vast majority of people will go through life believing this is true even if it’s not.
The fact of the matter here is that Trump probably didn’t say it. And, even if he did, that’s not a big deal.
From Digital Political News:
To get upset about this comment is to get upset about something we all know. Trump is crude sometimes. That’s not new. As far as those countries being not fun places to live, are we seriously going to pretend that’s not true? Are we seriously going to pretend that Haiti isn’t hell on earth? People who are getting upset by this are also pretending that two things can’t be true at the same time. A place can be a s*** hole and be filled with good and honest people. Trump didn’t say anything about the people who lived there. He said their countries were a mess. That’s 1,000% true.
Why is it racist to raise concerns about importing millions of people from places where crime and disease are rampant? We can’t even talk about that? Importing millions of low skilled workers into this country over the years has done some great things. It’s also done some not great things like lower wages for citizens and contribute to crime. The fact that we can’t even ask the question about why we are doing things the way we are without being called racist just shows you how insanely sensitive we have become.
I’ll leave you with this great explanation of the situation from Tucker Carlson.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]