President Donald Trump And The “Shithole” Controversy

President Donald Trump And The “Shithole” Controversy

A news story broke on Thursday that accused President Donald Trump of using inflammatory language when discussing some of the potential immigrants from countries on the TP list. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that after he left the White House Thursday “sickened and heartbroken,” after President Donald Trump allegedly referred to certain nations as “shithole countries,” Illinois’ senior senator told reporters Friday. While this commentary was insensitive, it does not mean President Trump was incorrect.

“I cannot imagine that in the history of [the Oval Office], that hallowed room, where the president of the United States goes to work every day, there has ever been a conversation quite like that. It was vile, it was hateful, it was racist,” Durbin told reporters after attending a breakfast in the city to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Pic Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Jeff McAvoy

This quote by Durbin should give everyone pause and concern. It should also question the credibility of Durbin and the alleged comments. Our country has a colorful past with some grave sins. Over the course of time, the White House has seen war, slavery, conflicts with the American Indians, riots, Civil War, assassinations, but, according to Senator Durbin, these were the most damaging words ever used?

Should the President of the United States ever speak in that manner? Probably not. Would it represent him poorly in public opinion? Certainly. If the alleged comments are correct, would he be the first president to use caustic language? Don’t fool yourself.

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However, just because President Trump used insensitive words and not politically correct, it does not mean it is not true. The countries that were allegedly called shitholes by the president are indeed shitholes.

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Let’s examine the alleged comments. Allegedly countries such as Haiti, El Salvador, and other African nations are shitholes. Well, here is a ranking of the poorest countries in the world. Out of the top ten poorest countries on this list, ten of them are in Africa. Out of the top twenty poorest countries in the world listed here, 18 of them are from Africa. The remaining two include an island nation named Kiribati, located in the Central Pacific, and Haiti.

Out of the countries with the 25 lowest life expectancy rates in the entire world, 24 of them are in Africa. The other is Afghanistan.

Everyone who is telling you that these places are not shitholes is lying to you. They are lying to you because those on the left don’t want to say anything negative about people of color. Granted, these are the same types of people who won’t waste a second referring to a sick white person negatively or as a redneck or other inflammatory epithets.

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Now, this does not mean this comment should not be criticized. Had the liberal media been responsible, they could have made some legitimate criticism that challenged the President’s remarks (if they were indeed said).

Generally speaking, those seeking to immigrate to the U.S. are doing so because it is the land of opportunity. They want to come here to better their lives. As President Trump allegedly used Norway in his example, that logic is flawed. Norway is rated pretty highly among wealth and country happiness. There’s no reason to want to leave there to improve their life elsewhere. Those who live in places that are deemed shitholes have more of a desire and motivation to want to leave there.

The correct way to word it or the central question to be asked is what is happening to the people who come to our country from places like Haiti, El Salvador, etc. Are they assimilating? Are they succeeding? These are the questions and comments that should be asked. The problem with this, however, is when these questions are asked, Democrats and liberals label those who ask it as racist.

So, in reality, it is a no-win situation. Whoever analyzes anything about immigrants are going to be labeled as racists unless they are aligned with leftist groupthink and ideologies.

Do you agree? What are your thought’s on the President’s alleged comments? Tell us in the comments below!