“A lot of this name calling is just a distraction as the President has done on other issues…”
(NY Daily News) Social media erupted Thursday after President Trump slammed protections for immigrants from “s–thole countries” in the Caribbean and Africa, while some leaders chose to ignore his controversial remarks.
Now trending: shithole.
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) January 11, 2018
“Why are we having all these people from s–thole countries come here?” the President reportedly griped during an Oval Office meeting Thursday afternoon.
Advocacy group leaders called Trump’s comments “racist” but chose not to focus on his latest attack on immigrants.
“How does one even react to that?” said Ninaj Raoul, co-founder of Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees (HWHR,) told the Daily News Thursday…
U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland condemned Trump’s “unforgivable” statement, calling it a “demeaning of the office of the Presidency. I will always fight for the vulnerable among us and against bigotry in all its forms,” he said on Twitter.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California joined the chorus of lawmakers who denounced Trump’s remarks.
“It’s not often you can say this, but it would be better for our national security if the President of the United States watched cartoons every morning. (Or anything, for the matter, other than Fox News.)”
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. said, “Once again, @POTUS has made a fool of himself & our nation on a worldwide stage. He’s showing his bigoted tendencies in ways that would make Archie Bunker blush. White House statement makes it even more obvious that this President needs some help — what a national disgrace!”…