The fallout continues over President Trump’s crude comments disparaging African nations and Haiti as “shithole countries.”
East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee said the president’s remarks fit a familiar pattern of racism.
Earlier Friday, the president said on Twitter “this was not the language used,” but Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin, who was present at the time, said “you’ve seen the comments in the press. I’ve not read one of them that’s inaccurate.”
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!
Sen. Durbin on Trump comments. Was in the room. Calls racist language heartbreaking. @cbschicago https://t.co/lKM5QDPr5r
Here’s hoping the kids aren’t listening in.