President Trump may have just nuked negotiations on an immigration deal with one question.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump was reported to say during a Thursday meeting with congressional leaders on making a deal to give legalization to the so-called “Dreamers.”
Never before has a president’s comment lit up the political divide to the extent that @realDonaldTrump‘s #shithole comment has. Liberals point & sputter, scream “racist” and ignore the realities that all those people are trying to escape. Cuts to the heart of liberal worldview.
— Kevin MacDonald (@TOOEdit) January 12, 2018
The president also wondered why America doesn’t instead take in more immigrants from places like Norway.
Trump made his comments in response to proposals to prevent the deportation of thousands of foreign nationals from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries who are dwelling in the U.S. on Temporary Protected Status.
That comment upset lawmakers in the meeting, and Democrats are now probably not going to want to be seen making a deal with the president who just said some of their voters come from “shithole” countries.
Pick any metric that civilization is judged by, then display it on a country by country map, and what DJT means is immediately obvious. Seriously, pick any fucking one. #shithole
— Halberstram (@MH_FTN) January 12, 2018
It’s likely Republicans and Democrats will settle on the Deferred Action for Childhood…