This is funny! We have the government of Haiti, a fourth-world pissant banana republic, demanding a meeting with US officials to explain President Trump’s “shithole country” remark, as though it requires an explanation. The fact that they need a meeting to understand the term validates it, in my opinion.
C’mon, Mr. President, “shithole country?” “Asshole of the Caribbean,” maybe, but “shithole country” is going a bit too far!
The left, the mainstream media, liberal weenies, butthurt immigrants everywhere, and even a few Republican practitioners of “the art of political correctness for personal gain” are indignant over President Trump’s remark that Haiti is a “shithole country.”
It is a figure of speech, folks, American slang. Surely, you have heard the term before. Within the context of the President’s use of the term, it means “third-world country.” I believe Haiti needs much improvement to reach third-world status, but that’s an article for another day.
Maybe the Haitians should ask Bill and Hitlery where the missing $6 billion is that the Clinton Foundation raised to rebuild Haiti that sort of disappeared and still can’t be found. And Slick and the Wicked Witch of Benghazi ain’t talking. Maybe if they had that $6 billion, Haiti wouldn’t be such a shithole, but face it, today Haiti is a shithole!
If you live in a country where there is an open trench in the middle of the dirt street in front of your house that you call “the bathroom,” you might be living in a shithole country.
If you live in a country where the average per capita income is $729 per year, you might be living in a shithole country.
Haiti doesn’t have to be a shithole country. It has the potential to be a beautiful, tropical tourist destination like its neighbors, The Bahamas and Virgin Islands. However, for that to happen the corruption that is consistent with shithole countries must stop and the UN must get off its elitist ass and help, which is what it is charged with doing, instead of spending all of its resources trying to convince the world that Israel is a shithole country.
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At a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday, the US leader reportedly asked why so many people from those countries come to America. Paul Altidor, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, told NBC News contributor Yamiche Alcindor that he and the Haitian government “vehemently condemn” Trump’s comments, noting that they were obviously “based on stereotypes.”
That time autocorrect hit me again but thankfully everyone knew what it meant. The Haitian government has “formally” asked the US government to explain itself. https://t.co/K7c4j0GhBr
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 12, 2018
“Either the president has been misinformed or he is miseducated,” Altidor said. “Haitians fought along US soldiers in the revolutionary war and we continue to be great contributors to American society,” he added.
According to Alcindor, Ambassador Paul Altidor also said that his country’s embassy in DC has heard from “many US citizens” of Haitian ancestry who are demanding an apology, and has formally summoned a US official to explain Trump’s comments.
Haiti’s US Ambassador Paul Altidor tells me Haiti’s government has formerly summoned a US official to explain Trump’s comments to Haiti’s officials. “Haitians fought along US soldiers in the revolutionary war and we continue to be great contributors to American society,” he said https://t.co/adRajn3O5y
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 12, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump, your mouth is the foulest shithole in the world. With what authority do you proclaim who’s welcome in America and who’s not. America’s greatness is built on diversity, or have you forgotten your immigrant background, Donald?
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) January 11, 2018
The social media community, several Democratic lawmakers among them, came down on Trump like a ton of bricks, denouncing his comments as racist. Illinois state Sen. Kwame Raoul, whose Haitian parents immigrated to the US in the 1950s, said: “I don’t think there’s any apologizing out of this.
“He’s demonstrated himself to be unfit, unknowledgeable about the history of this country and the history of contributions that immigrants, particularly Haitian immigrants, have made to this country,” the Chicago Democrat added. “It makes me embarrassed to have this guy as the president of my country.”
Farah Larrieux, a Haitian immigrant in Miami who represents a national alliance of people like her who have been granted protections against deportation after natural disasters in their nations, said Trump’s “s***hole” comments are simply “beyond politics.”
“The guy has no respect for anyone. I am trying not to cry… I can’t understand how someone goes from making a statement in Little Haiti saying ‘I want to be the biggest champion of Haiti’ to calling Haiti a ‘s***hole.’ It makes me sick.”
Djenane Gourgue of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida said people spend “too much time commenting or watching or being pissed off at what Mr Trump says. That’s what he does well…” he said. “Those words cannot affect me… He’s just being a bully.”