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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:47 PM

The Latest: Trump defends remarks about Africa, Haiti

Source: AP

President Donald Trump has privately defended his remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries, saying he was only expressing what many people think but won't say about immigrants from economically depressed countries.

That's according to a person who spoke to the president as criticism of his comments ricocheted around the globe.

Trump spent Thursday evening making a flurry of calls to friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to the tempest, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation. Trump wasn't apologetic about his inflammatory remarks and denied he was racist, instead, blaming the media for distorting his meaning, the confidant said.

Critics of the president, including some Republicans, spent Friday blasting the vulgar comments he made behind closed doors.



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Reply The Latest: Trump defends remarks about Africa, Haiti (Original post)
steve2470 Jan 12 OP
msongs Jan 12 #1
jberryhill Jan 12 #2
iluvtennis Jan 13 #7
Eliot Rosewater Jan 13 #26
whathehell Jan 13 #10
JI7 Jan 13 #19
billh58 Jan 13 #22
tenderfoot Jan 13 #11
thbobby Jan 12 #3
SunSeeker Jan 13 #4
gopiscrap Jan 13 #5
Journeyman Jan 13 #6
BumRushDaShow Jan 13 #17
TomCADem Jan 13 #8
rusty quoin Jan 13 #9
trueblue2007 Jan 13 #12
progree Jan 13 #13
GusBob Jan 13 #14
GusBob Jan 13 #15
BumRushDaShow Jan 13 #16
sarge43 Jan 13 #18
bucolic_frolic Jan 13 #20
Doodley Jan 13 #21
Paladin Jan 13 #23
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 13 #24
dhill926 Jan 13 #25
Wolf Frankula Jan 13 #27

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:50 PM

1. 60+ million mostly white mostly christian voters have no probs with his comments nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:54 PM

2. Why would they


They're not on the menu.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:41 AM

7. 'Not on the menu', great reply and so appropriate.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:12 PM

26. They would never be, because when, not if, brown people and Muslim people and gay

people and liberal people take over control of everything, they/we wont look for people to harm and demonize.

Joy Reid was interviewing this black preacher, trumper, idiot and the idiot cried about Haiti and why should we help their people when their own govt isnt.

So I wanted to ask "so you approve of our govt here at home providing food stamps, medicaid, ACA, CHIP, etc to all of our own citizens?"

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:55 AM

10. The entire country is "mostly white, mostly Christian"...You want to

tarnish us all?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:08 AM

19. He is referring to those that voted for trump

And that's how they describe themselves.

A bunch of fucking deplorable scumbags.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:41 AM

22. Only those who voted for the Orange Anus-Mouth

are in-your-face about being white and Christian, and believe that they are superior to all other races and religions. They are the real shithole occupants.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:11 AM

11. Are you one of those people?

eom

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:56 PM

3. The sociopath

can't determine if his actions are immoral. Ted Bundy knew others deemed killing evil. In his heart, did he know? Same question about trump. He knows others are disgusted by him, but inside can he understand why?

When you stare into the abyss, it stares back at you. America is so sick of trying to make sense of the trump abyss. I sure as hell don't understand.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:01 AM

4. If he doesn't think what he said was racist, why did he deny saying it?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:09 AM

5. exactly

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:28 AM

6. Assigning value to people based solely on the content of their financial portfolio . . .

The sort of squalid, meaningless judgments you'd expect from someone who's only perceived contribution has been a chimera of wealth.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:34 AM

17. "Assigning value to people based solely on the content of their financial portfolio . . ."

The problem with your argument and what Drumpf has done is that this has nothing to do with their "financial portfolio".

There are extremely wealthy black Haitians (Papa Doc/Baby Doc supporters) and black Nigerians etc. (oil) who have multiple degrees, not only from their own countries but from European countries and/or the U.S., and who immigrate/immigrated here... Yet because of their skin color/ethnicity/race, they are are basically considered "shitholes" from "shithole" countries, by the shithole fake President.

LBJ knew that type and passed his assessment on to a young Bill Moyers in the '60s -

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:43 AM

8. I am sure he sees himself as a hero in racist U.S.

... who should be celebrated for saying out loud what many Americans feel, but do not say in public. I am sure Hitler felt the same way that being blatant about white supremacy, misogyny and hate is somehow something to be celebrated.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:44 AM

9. What was it that Jessie Watters of fox say...something like

Yeah what he said was bad...what he said was insulting...what he said..blah blah blah.

But Jessie said that does not move the needle, meaning, Fox has got your back no matter what.

Trump could shit on camera, call it gold and Fox would argue that itís gold.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:01 AM

12. I HAVE NEVER THOUGHT COUNTRIES WERE "SHOLES" / saying he was only expressing what many people thi

TRUMP LIES. most people are good people ..... not evil monsters like him

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:09 AM

13. Botswana gov't seeks official clarification: whether US regards it a "shithole"

"The Botswana Government has also enquired from the US Government through the Ambassador, to clariy if Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country..."


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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:10 AM

14. Trump voters do think Africa is a country.

Couldn't find Haiti on a map

Half the deplorables have to call their house to get directions home

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:13 AM

15. Wait, who are these friends and advisors? Why don't they come forward?

Wait what, he is getting props from racists? What? Who are they?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:25 AM

16. In response to this - "he was only expressing what many people think but won't say"

THAT is why we call ilk like him the "deplorables".

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:04 AM

18. It's the self defense of a ten year old

"Everybody else is doing it."

He's a bad seed who never matured beyond twelve years old.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:59 AM

20. When fine dining this weekend, be sure to ask the maitre'd/hostess

to be seated in the Norwegian section.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:13 AM

21. Trump is speaking what millions of racists in America are thinking. They saw a racist idiot and

thought he was like them. That is why he is president.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:06 AM

23. Thank God trump doesn't know when to shut the fuck up.

He's going to end up talking himself out of office, if we're lucky.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:46 AM

24. So his defense is:

1) I never made the remarks.
2) Even though I never made the remarks, I'm defending them.
3) Leaking the remarks, which I did not make and am defending anyway, was disgraceful.

Wow, this JD from Trump University is really paying off.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:06 PM

25. if by "many people".....

he means racist fucksticks.....god, what an asshole....

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:28 PM

27. Shithole Leaders Make Shithole countries

The US will be a shithole country soon. We have a shithole leader.

Wolf

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