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Helm writes: "All the 'debate' about whether Donald Trump is really, truly racist should be put to rest now. The man actually opened his mouth in public - as president of the United States - and fixed his flat lips to say that 'all Haitians have AIDS and Nigerians live in huts.'"

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, December 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, December 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Your Racist President Said Haitians 'All Have AIDS' and Nigerians Live in 'Huts'

By Angela Helm, The Root

26 December 17

 

ll the “debate” about whether Donald Trump is really, truly racist should be put to rest now. The man actually opened his mouth in public—as president of the United States—and fixed his flat lips to say that “all Haitians have AIDS and Nigerians live in huts.

The New York Times recently published a report about Trump’s immigration agenda. What many have zeroed in on are the president’s alleged words from a meeting in June, a day after being told how many foreigners had obtained visas to enter the U.S. in 2017.

Reading from a document prepared by Stephen Miller, the oldest 32-year-old I’ve ever seen with his own issues around race, Trump was on one, mad about his immigration ban being struck down and the blackness of the immigrants coming into this country. The Times reports:

More than 2,500 were from Afghanistan, a terrorist haven, the president complained.

Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,” he grumbled, according to one person who attended the meeting and another person who was briefed about it by a different person who was there.

Forty thousand had come from Nigeria, Mr. Trump added. Once they had seen the United States, they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa, recalled the two officials, who asked for anonymity to discuss a sensitive conversation in the Oval Office.

I mean tell us how you really feel.

Of course, the president doesn’t recall using the words “AIDS” or “huts” but didn’t deny the general gist of the conversation.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in an official statement said that “General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims. It’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ‘sources’ anyway.”

Of course none of this is unbelievable, as New York magazine notes Trump has a history of saying and doing racist shit: “Trump has demanded the death penalty for the Central Park Five and failed to change his opinion even when they were proven innocent; called Mexicans rapists on the first day of his presidential campaign; defended neo-Nazis; and, of course, advanced a conspiracy theory about the first black president for years.”

And when news broke, folks were all over it:

Not only is such language explicitly racist, it’s disgusting, anti-intellectual, anti-black, anti-humanity and just wrong … on all the levels. He’s a menace. To us all.


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+13 # PeacefulGarden 2017-12-26 17:51
Wait? Stephen Miller actually created the document sited in the middle of this article? If so, he should be removed from his official capacity, whatever the heck he does around King George's ears?

Isn't such overt racism against standard employee policy in this country? Like, if my boss was talking that way at work...

But heck, Pence is President so anything goes.
 
 
+12 # Wise woman 2017-12-26 22:50
This coming from the guy that called the White House "a dump" and Mexicans "rapists" doesn't surprise me in the least. What does surprise me is that he's in the WH to begin with. Tells you about the level of too many people in this country. Too bad they can't be deported somewhere.
 
 
+13 # dotlady 2017-12-26 23:40
Ignorance and bigotry reigns in a system that does not actively combat it.
 
 
+13 # jimmythelark 2017-12-27 04:09
WE (THE PEOPLE ) need A "REVOLUTION" to get rid of the SCUM we have in the white house and in congress!! Send them all packing - no pension -no severance pay, let them WORK like the rest of US !!!
 
 
+8 # kyzipster 2017-12-27 08:08
I don't see that the typical Republican would have any issue with these statements.
 
 
+8 # wilhelmscream 2017-12-27 09:06
Trump says what ever the hell he wants, whenever the hell he wants. He has NO boundaries when it comes 2 speaking in public. Let him be an @$$h***, more comedy gold 4 Lorne Michaels SNL 2 show that Trump has NO BUSINESS in the White House
 
 
+1 # ericlipps 2017-12-28 11:02
So Trump made remarks one would expect from a bigoted ignoramus. This is news?
 

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