We already knew this was the case, but… Donald Trump is a fuckin’ disgrace.
The New York Times has a new, long piece out on Saturday investigating Trump’s immigration policies and the effects he’s had on immigrants here in America, and there’s one HUGE tidbit that stands out in the piece.
Apparently, back in June, Trump walked into a meeting about immigration and his travel ban and said some incredibly derogatory things about immigrants coming to the United States from several different countries.
Per the Times, Trump walked into a meeting with senior staffers carrying a sheet of paper that had numbers of how many immigrants had entered America from various countries. Reading from the list, Trump would interject his own bigoted opinions alongside.
More than 15,000 people had come to the United States from Haiti, which prompted the President to comment that “they all have AIDS.”
Almost 40,000 had come to the U.S. from Nigeria, at which point Trump noted that they’d “never go back to their huts in Africa” after seeing America.
And more than 2,500 people had come from Afghanistan, the President read, reportedly noting they were probably all “terrorists.”
What. The. Fuck.
This is how the leader of the free world really thinks when he’s behind closed doors, y’all. Mad about his immigration ban, The Donald decided to take it out on the least among us — immigrants, often from impoverished nations — and apparently he sees nothing wrong with it.
His PR flack, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, released a statement on Saturday morning denying that story from June (below):
“General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims. It’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ├óΓé¼╦£sources’ anyway.”
And yet, multiple sources confirmed the exchange and the following meetings about immigration.
And, it continues to fit a pattern of Trump disparaging minorities, immigrants, and pretty much everybody but rich, old, straight white men.
It’s all unbelievable — and yet, sadly, very believable.
Read the whole Times piece HERE.
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