Trump Doubles Down on 'Abhorrent and Repulsive' Comment - ProgressTribune.com
News Commentary

Trump Doubles Down on ‘Abhorrent and Repulsive’ Comment

President Trump on Monday claimed that his “shithole countries” comments didn’t come up during the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s time at the White House.

“We didn’t discuss it,” Trump claimed during a press conference. “The president knows me and he knows where I’m coming from.”

Trump used the term to describe all African nations and he stuck by his remarks about the nations that send immigrants to live in the U.S.

“And you do have some countries that are in very bad shape and very tough places to live in,” the president stated, phrasing it in the way that he easily could have in the first place.

Still, Trump rambled that he would like to go to Nigeria.

“It’s an amazing country,” he said. “And in certain ways, I hear, from the standpoint of the beauty of a country, there’s no country more beautiful.”

Buhari explained that he did not discuss the comments with Trump since he was unsure of the truthfulness of the media reports, even though there are several sources from both parties.

“I’m not sure about, you know, the validity of whether that allegation against the president is true or not,” Buhari claimed. “So the best thing for me is to keep quiet.”

In January, The Washington Post reported that Racist Trump complained about immigrants coming to America from “shithole countries,” in a closed-door meeting with members of Congress, specifically referring to El Salvador, Haiti, and some African nations.

In spite of Trump’s denials, several members of Congress insist that he made the evil comments.

“The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not ‘tough,’ they were abhorrent and repulsive,” Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) tweeted when it happened.

Trump’s racism sparked international outrage, and many U.S. diplomats were summoned to explain the racist comments to leaders in other countries.

Most Popular

To Top

Send this to friend