Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:38 AM

Trump Calls Caribbean and African Countries ‘Shitholes’…

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

Of course, only an asshole like him would do so.

President Trump’s dismissal of Haiti, El Salvador and all of Africa as ‘shithole countries’ whose inhabitants are not desirable for U.S. immigration shocked people around the world and provoked swift condemnation.

The president made the remarks Thursday during a White House meeting with lawmakers and suggested immigrants from Norway or Asia would be preferable.

(Washington Post, January 12, 2018)

If you are shocked or even disappointed by this, you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years.

After all, Trump showed he’s a racist in 2011 when he appointed himself the Grand Wizard of Birtherism. That movement has white nationalists (still) peddling the demonstrable lie that Barack Obama, the first black president of the United States, is an African fraud.

He then reinforced his true colors in 2015 when he launched his presidential campaign. Because he did so by scapegoating Mexicans as rapists, insisting that he had to build a wall to keep them out of the country.

Yet, despite all this, Americans elected him president.  And so, ask not if Trump is a racist – ask why so many Americans continue to defend and support him.

Alas, this represents the triumph of white nationalism over multiculturalism/globalism. … Trump’s victory says far more about white racism than white anger. …

I urge those of you who cannot even countenance a Trump presidency to resist mounting feckless street protests. …

I’m on record stating my suspicion that many whites voted for Obama in 2008 more as a gesture of racial absolution than of political faith. These AP findings bear that out. And having thusly absolved themselves of their sins of racism (with this one, historic act), many of them now feel liberated to give way to their racial prejudices without fear of being called racists. …

The only consolation I can offer is that America has survived far worse than anything a Trump presidency portends.

(“WTF: President-elect Donald J. Trump?! America. What. Have. You. Done.” The iPINIONS Journal, November 9, 2016)

Meanwhile, the Post ran what seems a clever cartoon showing Trump sticking out his tongue for his physical, which is scheduled for today. The cartoon is captioned

Trump’s ‘shithole’ slip of the tongue.

The kicker is that it shows KKK hoodies popping up like racist warts all over his tongue as the doctor examines it.

The problem, however, is that this was no slip. It was just another symptom of the racism that afflicts Trump to the core. This is why, instead of Make America Great Again (#MAGA), his presidential slogan should be Make America White Again (#MAWA); you know, like it was during the 1950s.

But the remedy is not feckless outrage – complete with politicians tweeting platitudes about diversity. It’s either Congress impeaching him or voters rejecting him.

Unfortunately, the Republican-controlled Congress seems determined to enable even his racist vices. Therefore, the only way to excise the cancer Trump represents on the body politic is for voters to

  • vote Republicans out in Congressional mid-term elections this year
  • vote him out in the 2020 presidential election, punctuating their disgust by handing him the most humiliating defeat in history.

So here’s to Democrats, Independents, and (conscientious) Republicans – who together compose at least 75 percent of the electorate – marching to the polls to do just that!

In the meantime, though, I feel constrained to reiterate what I urged all self-respecting blacks and conscientious whites to do years ago. I did so in “Trump for President? Don’t Be a Sucker!” April 8, 2011.


We all knew that Trump was a self-aggrandizing buffoon. But he has now exposed himself as a self-deluding racist as well.

This is why I urge the rich folks he depends on to patronize his eponymous resorts and buy up his eponymous condominiums to begin shunning him — just as they would a half-baked racist like David Duke. I urge this especially of the black Hollywood and sports stars he likes to feature as extras in his one-man freak show.

Trump is entitled to say whatever he likes. But, at the very least, he should suffer truth and consequences for accusing this country’s first black president of being a Kenyan Muslim who has perpetrated ‘the biggest scam in US history.’ …

So, here’s to this fiendishly thin-skinned huckster having his trademark words thrown back in his face: Trump, you’re fired!


NOTE: Kudos to my friend Mary for sharing the drop-the-mic joke about the biggest shithole on this planet being Donald Trump’s mouth.

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