Trump’s contempt for ethnic minorities no longer debatable. During a closed-door meeting with some senators on the upcoming immigration bill, Trump asked why should the United States issue permanent visas to applicants from “shithole countries” instead of Norway. His comment denigrated entire countries like Haiti and El Salvador, and entire continent like Africa. It also happened that these places he called out had nonwhites as majority.
A full day after the report, no one denied it didn’t happen. A cadre of Republican politicians stayed mum just as the White House downplayed the remark as “tough.” At least two witnesses simply said they “didn’t recall saying these comments specifically.” But Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham insisted it happened.
Trump now joins the worst of Eastern European racist club, where it is entirely acceptable to cast people of a certain religion as a national problem.