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Borowitz writes: "Donald J. Trump demanded on Thursday that the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty be revised immediately to exclude nations he considered 'shithole countries.'"

Statue of Liberty. (photo: Drew Angerer/Getty)
Statue of Liberty. (photo: Drew Angerer/Getty)

Trump Demands Poem on Statue of Liberty Be Revised to Exclude Shithole Countries

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

12 January 18


The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."

onald J. Trump demanded on Thursday that the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty be revised immediately to exclude nations he considered “shithole countries.”

Speaking to reporters, Trump said that the poem as it currently stands “is basically an open invitation that says, like, if you come from a shithole country, welcome aboard.”

“I don’t know the entire poem, but it’s something like ‘Give us your tired, your poor, your yadda yadda yadda,’ ” he said. “We could keep all that but then put in, right at the end, in big letters, maybe, ‘except if you’re from a shithole country.’ ”

“I think if a boat from a shithole country came and saw that poem with those words at the end, they would turn around and go right back to wherever they came from,” he said.

Shortly after Trump made his remarks about “shithole” countries, representatives of the countries he designated as such released a joint response.

“We do not understand President Trump’s aversion to so-called ‘shithole countries,’ since he is doing his best to turn the United States into one,” the statement read. your social media marketing partner


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-20 # babaregi 2018-01-12 18:05
I usually criticize you guys but this time I will throw you some 'red meat' and provide you a link to one of your own : "The Sane Progressive" :
+22 # Wise woman 2018-01-12 20:38
He's already accomplished that. It didn't take the shithead long. Great one, Andy!
-13 # babaregi 2018-01-12 21:21
Some compare Trump and others to Hitler so here is something humorous to watch along those lines; what would Hitler say about it?:
+29 # erdmanr 2018-01-12 22:50
LOL! This is one of Borowitz's best.
I'll bet Trump would like to revise the whole poem:
"Send me your White, your rich,
Your English-speakin g, wealthy one percent...."
+6 # Kiwikid 2018-01-13 23:00
We don't want to come, as Norwegians are saying 'to your shithole country'
+6 # randrjwr 2018-01-13 00:21
Trump is finishing the job that Reagan started and that has been ably carried on by the Bushes and Clinton with some help from Obama, as well.
+13 # elkingo 2018-01-13 01:30
He is. That's true, along with his coterie of moron supporters.
+18 # candida 2018-01-13 01:31
BRAVO Borowitz!!!
+20 # mill valley maven 2018-01-13 03:36
Ok, now, which part of that is satire?
+8 # bardphile 2018-01-13 05:53
Curious to see how Fox was reacting to this, I tuned in to Laura Ingraham for a few minutes. Flanked by a couple of well-dressed black men who backed up her every word, she went on about how much better off blacks are under Trump than under Obama. By the time she was done, she'd made a racial hero out of Trump, and I had to wonder: Where was she getting her statistics from? Anybody know?
+14 # ddd-rrr 2018-01-13 10:03
This Borowitz piece is a "classic", worthy of preservation since it so accurately
mimics and encapsulates Trump's worthless "hot-air" blathering! 8^)
+20 # Kootenay Coyote 2018-01-13 10:31
Give me your poor
Your tired, your huddled masses
Yearning to breathe free
I‘ll kick their pitiful starving arses
& drown them in golden showers of pee
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me
I’ll wall them off, kick them out the golden door

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