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Ten fast ideas on Trump’s shitholing of America

  1. I first met Michele when she turned certainly one of my highschool college students in Brooklyn. She had simply moved from Haiti, she slept on the ground of her household’s small condominium in a violent neighborhood, and he or she was selecting up English as a second language. As we speak she’s a Harvard graduate and a legislation professor. That’s what America is all about. It’s stunning that we nonetheless have to remind folks of that. Michele represents the perfect of America. Donald Trump, the worst.
  2. Nothing is stunning about Donald Trump calling Haiti and different international locations (the place folks have darkish pores and skin) “shitholes.” Racism shouldn’t be a Trump bug. It’s a Trump characteristic. He acquired warmed up with birther racism. He campaigned by calling Mexicans rapists. He couldn’t select sides between Nazis and the great guys. That is who he has all the time been. He hasn’t hid it. Quite the opposite, he’s shouted it from the rooftops. And tens of millions of People liked it. Neglect all of the fake outrage in regards to the president’s language. That is the story.
  3. “Why are we having all these folks from shithole international locations come right here?” Given his persona, essentially the most superb half about all that is that Trump phrased one thing he doesn’t learn about as a query. It could be Trump’s first signal of curiosity (apart from asking the White Home workers if he can have a second scoop of ice cream).
  4. The Wall is, and all the time has been, the bodily manifestation of Trump’s overt racism and hate. Senators can’t again the previous with out backing the latter.
  5. This week, Donald Trump acquired his first bodily as president. I actually hope a physician from one of many shithole international locations acquired to do the prostate examination.
  6. Reminder: Trump’s insurance policies are loads worse than his language. For immigrants, that was very true this week.
  7. Pricey Cable information retailers: You’ll be able to say the phrase shithole. Each sane mum or dad in America has been yelling expletives time and again since final January. My alarm goes off, I roll over, I bear in mind what’s taking place in a America, and I groan, “Oh fuck.” Then I get up my youngsters and so they do the identical.
  8. Anybody who thought the White Home would deny Trump’s feedback hasn’t been paying consideration. It’s not a slip or a gaffe. It’s their level.
  9. Trump questioned aloud why we will’t have extra immigrants from locations reminiscent of Norway. And Norway was like, “Oh, hey, um, yeah, truly we’ve acquired this factor that simply got here up…”
  10. My dad and mom got here to America after surviving the Holocaust. For Jews, one may pretty describe post-war Europe as a shithole. And that was the purpose. They got here to America. And like tens of millions of immigrants, earlier than and after, they made it higher.

Dave Pell writes NextDraft, Masking the Each day Shithole of Information.

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