Crass description is about sadly impoverished living conditions in Third World nations, not the people
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(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Liberals and others with delicate sensibilities have blasted President Donald Trump for allegedly calling Haiti and African countries “shit holes.”
Trump has denied making the comments, even though they aren’t outlandish.
Democrats took his remarks as “racist” and “hate-filled.”
But he spoke about the countries’ sadly impoverished living conditions, not the people themselves.
Here’s what life looks like on the ground in Haiti:
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, with about 60 percent of residents living below the national poverty line of $2.41 per day, according to the World Bank.
Haiti had an average GDP per capita of $846 in 2014.
GDP per capita in the U.S. in 2014 reached nearly $55,000.
Citizens of Kenya and Malawi live on less than $2,000 per year, while people living in Burundi have to survive on less than $900 on average.
Whether he said it or not, Trump’s alleged “shit hole” comments don’t stray far from the unfortunate truth that citizens of these countries live in severe poverty.