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.”

Donald J. Trump on Twitter

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!

Mike Puccinelli on Twitter

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.

He Said What?! 12 January,2018Mark Fiore

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Pulitzer Prize-winner, Mark Fiore, who the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form,” creates animated political cartoons in San Francisco, where his work has been featured regularly on the San Francisco Chronicle’s web site, SFGate.com.  His work has appeared on Newsweek.com, Slate.com, CBSNews.com, MotherJones.com, DailyKos.com and NPR’s web site.  Fiore’s political animation has appeared on CNN, Frontline, Bill Moyers Journal, Salon.com and cable and broadcast outlets across the globe.

Beginning his professional life by drawing traditional political cartoons for newspapers, Fiore’s work appeared in publications ranging from the Washington Post to the Los Angeles Times.  In the late 1990s, he began to experiment with animating political cartoons and, after a short stint at the San Jose Mercury News as their staff cartoonist, Fiore devoted all his energies to animation.
Growing up in California, Fiore also spent a good portion of his life in the backwoods of Idaho.  It was this combination that shaped him politically.  Mark majored in political science at Colorado College, where, in a perfect send-off for a cartoonist, he received his diploma in 1991 as commencement speaker Dick Cheney smiled approvingly.
Mark Fiore was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for political cartooning in 2010, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 2004 and has twice received an Online Journalism Award for commentary from the Online News Association (2002, 2008).  Fiore has received two awards for his work in new media from the National Cartoonists Society (2001, 2002), and in 2006 received The James Madison Freedom of Information Award from The Society of Professional Journalists.

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