Senator confirms Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark, says there was so much more

By New York Post

(NEW YORK POST) – A Democratic senator who was in the room when President Trump reportedly made vile comments about “shithole countries” confirmed Friday that the commander-in-chief did, in fact, use the offensive language.

“I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), according to CNN.

“You’ve seen the comments in the press. I’ve not read one of them that’s inaccurate. To no surprise, the president started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words. It is not true. He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly,” Durbin added.

In a series of tweets early Friday, Trump denied using the phrase.

“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!” he said in one of the tweets. He also denied reports that he said anything derogatory about Haiti.

Durbin described the discussions in the Oval Office in detail.

“When the question was raised about Haitians, for example — we have a group that have temporary protected status in the United States because they were the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval. The largest group is El Salvador and the second is Honduran and the third is Haitian, and when I mentioned that fact to him, he said, ‘Haitians? Do we need more Haitians?’” Durbin recounted, NBC News reported.

“And then he went on when we started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure. That’s when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from ‘shitholes.’ The exact word used by the president, not just once, but repeatedly,” he said.

Durbin added: “I cannot imagine a moment where a president sunk to that depth, that’s what breaks my heart.”

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9 comments

  1. America elected Trump. This isn't Trump sentiment, this is American sentiment.

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  3. When is the last time these oversensitive crybabies ever booked a vacation to the capital of Haiti, or Ghana, or Zimbabwe, or El Salvador? NEVER! They never have nor will they ever for the same reasons they and everyone else knows deep down why they won't

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  5. America deserves the trampling it is getting. Not even the more vocal and widespread supporters of racist inequality and unrelenting hostility to the nonwhite population, have the basic intelligence to understand that China's position is being bolstered daily by their 'Dear Leader'. Racism and opioids together are a very mentally explosive and degrading admixture.

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  7. Inquiring minds want to know where exactly, that shithole remark actually emerged from, and the origin?

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  9. He's a one termer, Let's hope the world can survive that one term.

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  11. The "pearl clutching" and "crocodile tears" on display, regarding Trump's "$#!+-hole" comments, is a blind against how those countries came to be "$#!+-holes": deliberate actions by agents of the US - under Democratic & Republican administrations alike!

    In the case of Haiti, it was to obliterate the historical achievements of black sovereignty in the face of worldwide repressive European colonialism till the middle of the last century. Afterwards, US imperialism made it the "$#!+-hole" it is today, under the governorship of the Clinton Foundation!

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  13. No man is an island Babylon must fall.

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  15. Just give him time !! Time can be our greatest asset , a friend or the worst enemy.

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    • Over a period of time a drama unfurls, but where power and domination is concerned the passive observer is an unwitting enabler.

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