I don’t understand their objection to “shithole countries.”

Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday.

…and whose population is overwhelmingly Nordic/North German white?

Naaaaaaah. A US President could never mean something that so blatantly disqualifies him from holding public office, amirite?

Anyway, I really don’t understand how Republicans could possibly object to “shithole countries,” when they are so very committed and determined to turning the country into one.

Let’s see: destroying the safety net at every opportunity, unleashing Big Polluters on our air and water, increasing maternal and infant mortality rates, increasing the devastating effects of the climate crisis, militarizing police forces, increasing extreme wealth inequality, squeezing the poor and middle class to fund tax cuts for their benefactors, running prisons for profit, eviscerating health care access for millions of people, undermining quality public education [I could go on all day but I already have a fucking headache]… Seriously, the only conclusion that can be drawn from their actions is that Republicans fucking LOVE “shithole counties” so much that they are eagerly remaking the US into one.


  1. quotetheunquote says

    Re: Thread title.

    Me, neither. Aren’t these the same people who were so keen on getting “immigrants” to come from Africa in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? (“Immigrants” as defined by Ben Carson, that is). I seem to recall that they were positively insistent on helping people “immigrate” at the time – wouldn’t take no for an answer.


  2. =8)-DX says

    Naaaaaaah. A US President could never mean something that so blatantly disqualifies him from holding public office, amirite?

    I thought that was one of the primary qualifications of a US president? Also, sheesh, racism denial is a tough thing, people will be, like “that was his eletism and stupidity, not his racism…” or “well he did say that racist thing, but he didn’t mean it in a racist way” or “that’s his bias against poor people, not black people!”

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