Twitter Aghast Over Trump’s Sh*thole Comment: ‘Racist,’ ‘Unforgivable Statement’
Twitter was aghast.
The condemnation came fast and furious across social media. Here’s a sampling of the reaction from politicians, pundits, and others:
— Dina Titus (@repdinatitus) January 11, 2018
Just when you thought Donald Trump could not get any more racist, he digs down to an even deeper low. These vile comments are unacceptable and unbecoming of the Presidency. It is time for my Republican colleagues to say so. Enough is enough. Silence is complicity. pic.twitter.com/3lgH1uWhaq
— Jan Schakowsky (@janschakowsky) January 11, 2018
Our next President should be respectful of other people and countries. Our next President should be dignified. Our next President should be kind. Our next President should be experienced in leadership.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 11, 2018
President Trump may speak as President of the United States, but he doesn't speak presidentially or for the United States. https://t.co/udLMWEaOGU
— Raja Krishnamoorthi (@CongressmanRaja) January 11, 2018
“Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” Trump said referring to African countries and Haiti. Ready to organize yet? https://t.co/ALkmkLnsKz
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 11, 2018
I condemn this unforgivable statement and this demeaning of the office of the Presidency. I will always fight for the vulnerable among us and against bigotry in all its forms. https://t.co/uffsZkgnfy
— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) January 11, 2018
All human beings have value Mr President. It's just that not all could receive $millions to set them up in life. Your derogatory term for certain countries perhaps underscores how a different situation might lead others to seek the better life you were privileged with at birth.
— Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) January 11, 2018
(what's really funny about Trump's "shithole" comment is that the Scandinavians he says he so desperately wants to welcome to America are a buncha single payer socialists)
— , like, really (@morninggloria) January 11, 2018
Oprah would not, in an Oval Office meeting with senators, use the term "shithole counties." Oprah also would not to go to Davos.#JustSaying
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 11, 2018
He’s not even trying to hide the racism anymore. https://t.co/4zxG3NA0Cw
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) January 11, 2018
Shithole countries? Really?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 11, 2018
you're a joke. resign. https://t.co/QmkuRArIeh
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) January 11, 2018
You can keep telling me that this man and support of him isn't rooted in racial hostility. I'll just keep reading what he says and watching you still support him. https://t.co/B0g0TuCPB1
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) January 11, 2018
I was on a flight without wifi for 3 hrs. Land and immediately read Trump reportedly opened his pie-hole to insult immigrants…again.
I can’t with this freaking troglodyte. Just can’t.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 11, 2018
Racist attitudes lead to racist policies.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) January 11, 2018
So President doesn't want immigrants from "shithole" countries in Africa and Haiti. Thinks we should bring more people from Norway. I'm trying to think if that's racist.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 11, 2018
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