I want this played at my funeral! Norman Greenbaum:
Leave it to the worst U.S. president in history to bring the office down a few more notches by making this remark at a meeting about immigration last week: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
The Washington Post reported the quotation, and that was that for a day or so, until it dawned on the dummy-in-chief that people outside his base thought his remark had been despicable.
So then, of course, he tweeted “…this was not the language used at the meeting.”
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who was present at the meeting, rebuked Trump and added that the “shithole” remark was in keeping with the rest of what Trump had said to those in attendance: “He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.” And Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham, also at the meeting, more-or-less went along with the Post’s account.
But then, incredibly, Trump attempted to turn the shitstorm in his favor by trotting out two Republican lackeys — Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, both at the meeting — who reportedly said that our fearless leader had said “shithouse” countries, not “shithole” countries.
Scholars took note. The leader of the free world might have said “shithouse” instead of “shithole.” Untold millions had begun to wonder if Trump harbored cruelly racist feelings about poor, non-white peoples and was stupid enough to voice those feelings in front of congressional leaders at a meeting about immigration.
Thank God he cleared that up!
Isn’t it interesting how so many people who support and defend Donald Trump cannot manage to see what a blatantly racist asshole he is no matter what he says and does? During a discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Continue Reading →
Trump was bragging to his friends that he’s so clever:
A conservative columnist said President Trump called friends to brag after the meeting in which the president reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries.”
“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,” Erick Erickson, who has in the past been critical of Trump, said in a tweet.
“I spoke to one of those friends. The President thought it would play well with the base.”
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.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 14, 2018
The U.S. cautioned President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner that a close friend, Rupert Murdoch’s former wife Wendi Deng Murdoch, could be using her ties to Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump to aid the Chinese government, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Counterintelligence officials also warned the Chinese-American businesswoman may have been lobbying for a construction project in Washington, D.C., that was funded by the Chinese government the Journal reported.
A spokesman for Murdoch told the Journal the businesswoman “has no knowledge of any FBI concerns or other intelligence agency concerns relating to her or her associations.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, while not expressly saying Trump actually said “shithole,” he did slap the hands of Senators Cotton and Perdue with his newest comments about sudden memory loss. Over the weekend, Senators Sen. Cotton and “>Sen. Perdue attacked Sen. Dick Durbin. Durbin verified the “shithole” comment on camera and on the record, verifying the Washington… Continue Reading →
This one’s for Frank, as always. Robert Earl Keen: