Trump’s remarks on immigrants are hateful, ignorant

Louren Mcintosh

Managing Editor

Shocked and Enraged. This is what many felt when awaken to the news that our President had referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “s***hole” countries.

The POTUS made these outrageous comments in a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers, discussing the protection of immigrants. 

This meeting stemmed from the earlier announcement made by the White House that it would end the temporary protection of Salvadorians. 

The President was presented with a plan that would include El Salvador, Haiti and African countries in the current visa program. 

“Why are we including people from these “s***hole countries?” is how lawmakers in the meeting said Trump responded to the plan, according to the Washington Post report.

Trump has since denied making such comments, but says he did use rather “tough” language in a tweet.

 “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made.”

“Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said take them out….” tweeted President Trump.

Despite his denial, one of Trump’s closet confidants, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham has allegedly confirmed the reports. 

“The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. I’ve always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals,” said Senator Graham.

Haiti’s leading newspaper soon responded to Trump’s remarks calling the President “racist and distasteful.”

With Trump’s track record of controversial remarks, it is not surprising to hear that such comments were made, but disheartening. 

Living in South Florida, an area majorly populated by foreigners, this news that the President had made such vulgar, heinous remarks was truly disappointing. America is a diverse, multi-cultural, land of opportunity for everyone. 

We must unite as people to stand against the prejudices of immigrants that come here to work and give to American society. 

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