Trump asks why so many immigrants come to US from ‘s***hole countries’

During the meeting on immigrants today Trump decided to let his true feelings on some the countries they come from. This disgusting person is showing the rest of the world how he and many of his supporters think about people who desperately needed a safe place to live. The outrage of what he said came quickly from many congress members, media hosts and others who have had quite enough with his blatant racism.

The only republican to speak out on this is Orrin Hatch. Where is Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and other republicans?

There are a lot of Tweets about this and if you click on one it takes you to Twitter and you can see more of how this is playing in the Twitter-verse.

Trump asks why so many immigrants come to US from ‘s***hole countries’ – reports

“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Trump said, according to the Post. He reportedly suggested the US should take in more immigrants from countries like Norway instead.

This Twitter thread is beyond disgusting and heinously full of racists.

Trump is doing lasting damage to the country and for now it looks like the republicans are okay with what he's been doing and saying. I guess as long as he signs their legislation they will continue to put up with him even though it might do long acting damage to our relationship with other countries.

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Lenzabi's picture

The majority of Republicans, and his supporters can't see any wrong he does, they got their new "hero" and have rose colored glasses on for his antics. Watch, they will justify a Nuclear 1st strike on NK since they are convinced NK has the ability to reach us.

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So long, and thanks for all the fish

Big Al's picture

"progressives" should work with? Ya, I thot so.

I read an article earlier tonight about a Fox news talking head saying this is how "forgotten men used to talk", the gist being Trump's supporters talk like this in bars and therefore it's all good.

Which in a way it is, it doesn't seem to matter what that dude does or says.

I'd suggest giving Trump a little more credit instead of blaming it on the deep state or rationalizing that past presidents did the same thing and Clinton would have been just as bad. The dude is completely whacked and he and his supporters, including Cernovich are fucked up people that need to be put in their places.

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@Big Al
the one. The rapist. Wonderful fellow.

The Hairball is an out, proud, howling racist, and has been all his life. That his presidential campaign would be anchored in racist hate was obvious to anyone with detectable brain activity from the moment he announced, when he went out and chundered about hordes of Mexican druggies pouring across the border bent on pillage and rapine, and it is why his people hooted out from every haint and holler to vote for him. A lot of folks have been pretty genteel about refraining from calling him a racist fuck, for no real reason that makes any sense to me. At some point that will change. Maybe that point is now.

The Republicans meanwhile just want him to remain on the rails enough so that his hand can sign the bills they like. Today was a perfect example. He awoke, smoked his meth bowl, then turned on Frauds and Fiends, which is where he gets his understanding of the world. A nutbar was on there yammering about the FISA bill, and in the shriveled dessicated testicle that The Hairball uses for a brain he became dimly conscious that it might have something to do with the pygmies The Kenyan put in the walls of Hairball Tower to Listen to him. So he went to the twitler and shrieked at warp nine that the bill was a pooper. Then people like Kelly and Ryan had to run in and hold his hand and explain to his Baby Hueyness that the bill was actually good, because it would kill brown people. So then he twitlered that it was imperative the bill pass. As Grover Norquist said: “Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. We don’t need a president to tell us what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We just need a president to sign this stuff.”

The Hairball is a truly pathetic specimen, who belongs in a basket, who will never be cured, who will forever be waiting, forlorn as for Godot, for mommy and daddy to love him. Meanwhile, with every passing day of this preposterous presidency, the extraterrestrials extend the no-go zone around this planet an additional fifty parsecs, lest the unwary stray too close, and become Infected.

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@hecate
today he was raving around the Whiter House about shitholes, his people were meanwhile granting permission to the states out in the Hairball regions to require the lame and the halt to work for their Medicaid. They will pick up trash by the side of the road, in between seizures. Arbeit macht frei.

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@hecate

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@hecate

You stumped me on that one. I had to look it up. Holy crap.

"Arbeit macht frei" (German pronunciation: ['a??ba?t 'maxt 'f?a?]) is a German phrase meaning "work sets you free". The slogan is known for appearing on the entrance of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps.

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Donnie The #ShitHole Douchebag. The Douchebag Who Would Be King.

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@hecate This isn't any different than he's been all along. I'm not sure this will be that line though, I thought he crossed it before he even became presinut. Maybe there is not line and we're in an episode of the Twilight Zone.

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@Big Al When you live in a world of people flogging perpetual outrage for power and profit, "crossing lines" become irrelevant. Ho hum. Another day, another Facebook post.

What gets me is that some people still don't believe that yes, this is happening and yes, you can take it at face value. Trump has probably been the most honest politician of my lifetime. Not in any positive way, mind you. But just that he lays all his prejudice, hatred and lack of concern for the world outside his head right out in the open and doesn't give a flying fuck what anyone thinks. None of this "the president misspoke" horseshit when he says something outrageous. No, that's exactly what he meant. I just wish people would look around Trump, at all the politicians of both parties who really do nothing more than engage in social media outrage about him, and realize he's just the symptom of the system, not the cause, and work to change that.

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@Dr. John Carpenter

nailed it.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@hecate

You just described Trump so succinctly and humorously in a thousand words or less (even though I didn't count); and the reality his presence on prime time is creating. He is so the manifestation of the #1 brand of American sickness.

Meanwhile, with every passing day of this preposterous presidency, the extraterrestrials extend the no-go zone around this planet an additional fifty parsecs, lest the unwary stray too close, and become Infected.

Do I have to now look up what Frauds and Friends is?

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QMS's picture

@janis b be to de-sensatize the tube watchers? Constant bombardment of certain brain functions have a deadening effect. Once programmed to accept non-reality, the rest is easy.

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@QMS

almost like an anaesthetised form of torture?

At least at this moment some great rhythmic music is wafting through the distance to lighten the mood.

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@janis b

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@Big Al
That is President #Shithole's approval rating. Sure a tiny percent of that is 1%ers that are profiting by Trump's looting. The rest are Fucking Racists who finally got themselves a 'David Duke' look-alike elected.

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Donnie The #ShitHole Douchebag. The Douchebag Who Would Be King.

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I heard about it a few hours ago when speaking with my mom. How much more outrageous can a person be, and how much more can the American public simply tune in to hear the latest episode before they unsubscribe and get on with life as it could be?

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@janis b deflecting attention from high crimes

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@QMS Yepper. I don't call it maggot brain for nothing. Rec'd!!

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Some yahoos make me want to change species!

Azazello's picture

The Wall St. bankers, the neocons and the stalwarts at the Council of Foreign Relations all think exactly the same way, they just have more class than to verbalize it.
This is the cool thing about Trump, he's laying bare what the US actually is.
He's ripping off the mask.
Wake up world, the US is a asshole.

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@Azazello
doesn't it?

This is the cool thing about Trump, he's laying bare what the US actually is.
He's ripping off the mask

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Our Stable Genius at work! HelpBomb

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

@Raggedy Ann

... Our Stable Genius at work!

Neatly explaining while his pronouncements tend to make people immediately think "Horseshit!".

Thanks, I was wondering about that particular automatic association with this rare form of genius.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

@Azazello Trump is the "authentic voice of Empire".

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shitholes happen? Why, we don't ever talk about that elephant in the room, do we? How many countries now has the US turned into shitholes? It's too early for me to count them but I know there are too many.

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"Frauds & Fiends" => "Faux & Friends" (the Faux News take on a morning "talk show") ...

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When Cicero had finished speaking, the people said “How well he spoke”.
When Demosthenes had finished speaking, the people said “Let us march”.

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is not that Trump is racist, or xenophobic. Xenophobia and other forms of bigotry have been 50-60% of what the Republican party has been running on since 1991. They have few other stances; a libertarian attitude toward taxes, which gets disingenuous if you scratch its surface; an affection for war; a disgusting contempt toward the poor. All the Republicans who were more decent than that emigrated beginning in the early 90s.

They had a couple of other things in the 80s. They had a bright and cheery optimism based on hubris and, well, outright lies about the nature of America, but that only lasted a few years after Reagan left. By the time Bush was running against Clinton, the cheer had run out. So had the premise that there was a bear in the woods.

It's funny, I've made fun of that ad all my life, but in retrospect, it's quite a good campaign ad for anyone who didn't already think that the Cold War and its resultant xenophobia were bullshit already.

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

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that it goes beyond what even Trump's stupidity should be. How the hell...could you possibly not know the answer to that question?

If their countries were delightful, a lot more of them wouldn't come here. Their countries are (often) run by US-backed police states on behalf of corporate predators based in the U.S.

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

...If their countries were delightful, a lot more of them wouldn't come here. Their countries are (often) run by US-backed police states on behalf of corporate predators based in the U.S.

Must be even more disheartening for desperate refugees escaping to the US only to discover that TPTB running the US backing the imposition of corporate-run police states/terrorist playgrounds in their countries are taking off the mask and gloves of the corporate-run, terroristic police state, originally starting with the most vulnerable, (like themselves,) and working further up all of the time...

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@Ellen North No kidding.

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--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

place where the average American can afford to retire to, and get reasonably priced health care.

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@Snode pick up a card saying us vs. them, advance 2 places. If you land on the place of the elite, you are fined your entire savings. If you land on the place of the poor, you must roll the dice until you get 13.

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would anyone from a country like Norway want to come to THIS shithole country? The GOP and their handmaidens the Democraps have been doing their very best to turn the US into a shithole country with no regulations or taxes for TPTB. Only people from even worse shithole countries would consider coming here an improvement.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@Lily O Lady
A much better way to look at things. We are now living in the very shithole country our Stable Genius demeans. Fitting.

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

@Lily O Lady Hey, I want to move to Norway.

Norway Is No. 1 in Happiness. The U.S., Sadly, Is No. 14.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/world/worlds-happiest-countries.html

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@Lily O Lady The only logical explanation is that it's still easier to emigrate here than anywhere else. But why they'd still want to is beyond me.

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This shit is bananas.

hecate's picture

draws new DTUmxPyWsAEL7sX.jpgmap of Africa.

Botswana has summoned the US ambassador “to clarify whether Botswana is regarded as a ‘shithole’ country.” A Norwegian official has stated that his country is considering changing its official tourism slogan from “Powered by Nature” to “Not a Shithole.”

Despite The Hairball's expressed preference for Norwegian immigrants, there is as yet no sign of any great fleets of Norwegians rowing over to the promised land. To stimulate such, The Hairball this morning offered to trade "47 dreamers from the shithole countries for Anders Breivik." He stated he would immediately appoint Breivik to the US Civil Rights Commission.

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@hecate

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@Lily O Lady a civilization in decline before the rads get too high. A lesson to teach their children. How to avoid mistakes.

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@Lily O Lady
the Norwegians are coming.

While hundreds of thousands of Norwegians emigrated to the U.S. in the 19th century, just 502 out of a population of 5.3 million people moved there in 2016, down 59 from the previous year, according to Statistics Norway.

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@hecate

that he is helping to make the US increasingly undesirable to people from first world nations.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@hecate

just 502 out of a population of 5.3 million people moved there in 2016, down 59 from the previous year, according to Statistics Norway.

Why on earth would anybody want to live in a country with universal health care, a large and stable middle class, and robust public services and transportation?

I just don't get it.

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@Not Henry Kissinger

... Why on earth would anybody want to live in a country with universal health care, a large and stable middle class, and robust public services and transportation? ...

That being exactly the sort of society that TPTB are trying to wipe off the face of the Earth. They're just focusing on wrecking various other resource-rich countries, for which they've created an excuse for attacking, first.

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@hecate

Jamie Brockett's take on the sinking of the Titanic (13 Min, but funny)

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Is anyone asking why these places are how they are? How they got to be this way? Why the people need to leave?

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@crescentmoon @crescentmoon And hey, even if their own countries are shitholes due to US interference, why, that's not "our" problem either. If we weren't directly involved in making a country a shithole we Murkans are not responsible for the outcomes. Never mind that our whole economy was built off essentially stealing resources from as many countries as possible, nope, not our fault so of course we never ask those questions.

Edited to add: And if you do happen to ask that question and come up with the answer that "we" did it, why you're either a Putin stooge or a Trump lover in disguise who weeps hopelessly over those less fortunate when once again, it isn't your problem. Never mind "those people" just worry about yourself. If you insist on worrying about "those people" you're just going to enflame the racists and give them even MORE reason to BE racist. So don't ask, and certainly, don't tell.

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@crescentmoon
No one cares about these shithole places. Are you not getting it? Scratch one-s head

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

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election. Maggot Brain is just an end result in a long line of 'exceptional' bullshite. I hope I live long enough to watch some of these fascist yahoos and their religious right rubes get roasted. My hygienist voted for Maggot Brain. Highly trained, well off, but also a Christian who swallows the Prosperity Gospel BS, lock, stock, and barrel. As does my oldest friend who also inherited money, and is highly educated. I don't waste my political breath on them, cos they really believe in the Calvinistic bullshite about the poor and rich.
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I really wish I could believe in karma. Rec'd!!

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@orlbucfan Karma works.
those silly people raping civilization haven't the foresight to understand the consequences of their actions. Watch yourself, live in the moment and do no harm.

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according to his 6 denial tweets this am.

His approval 36% yesterday will be dropping further, no doubt. The lowest 2nd term approval in history.

Has anyone read his Wall St Journal "interview?" OMG!

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@MarilynW to deflect attention away from higher crimes against humanity

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@QMS what legislation are they trying to cram through now? Seems like we just did this dance with the tax cut bill.

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QMS's picture

@Dr. John Carpenter thinking now the distractions aren't so much about legislation as much as enforcement. Jelly up the minds with harsh stupidity so the empire can gobble up more freedoms/rights/countries/economies/social movements/resistance/independence. Ex-cetera

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I don't understand: it's OK for Dems to engage in openly racist douchebaggery against Russians, even to the point of engineering a neo-Nazi fueled coup in the Ukraine, but not OK for Trump to engage in openly racist douchebaggery against Caribbeans and Africans?

Why is openly racist douchebaggery OK against some but not others?

The only difference between Trump and the Dems when it comes to openly racist douchebaggery is which subset of humanity each chooses to hate.

These idiots should all just shut up and go back to their openly racist douchebaggery against Middle Easterners.

At least there it's bipartisan.

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"Friends don't let friends Russiagate." - Caitlin Johnstone

@Not Henry Kissinger Not in sight are some of the blatant xenophobic/racist comments made about Russians from "resistance" members high and low. The so-called resistance talks about Russia in the same ways that Trump speaks about Mexicans and Muslims. And the only difference is that these so-called resistance fighters didn't use the word shit.

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@Not Henry Kissinger are so blind now, common sense has been judicated out of existence. Think we know better than what the new rules dictate. The state is instigating a fight with the people by turning up the ass holiness factor. They are armed and ready. Are we? Going to be messy.

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@Not Henry Kissinger n/t

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This shit is bananas.

is not Poor. The Third World is Rich in Resources. The People of the Third World are Poor at the point of a gun, and those guns are provided, either directly through provision of arms or through loan guarantees, by the American taxpayer.

I'm wondering how this became, again, a demonstration of Racism. Instead of complaining that Trump has no compassion for the victims of our foreign policy, either because he doesn't understand it or because he doesn't see the connection between arming a police state and the desperation of its victims, somehow his hateful and ignorant remark is seen as Racism.

Maybe I'm missing something, but in the liberal perception, once again I'm seeing a complete lack of understanding of the connection between our foreign policy, not initiated by Trump and not carried out only by Republicans, and the suffering of humanity! They're blind! They're still blind when it comes to war and oppression and our underwriting of all of it.

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@Linda Wood It's not about racism at all. If anyone were being honest, words like empire, colonization, aggression in the name of corporate profit would be spoken.

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@Linda Wood

and all you need to know. /s

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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Instead of complaining that Trump has no compassion for the victims of our foreign policy, either because he doesn't understand it or because he doesn't see the connection between arming a police state and the desperation of its victims, somehow his hateful and ignorant remark is seen as Racism.

It's a question of Imperial policy, and has been since before the Romans.

Should colonial quislings who help the Empire loot their fellow countrymen be allowed to send family and friends to live in the capital districts?

One party says it keeps the quislings compliant and productive.

One party says fuck 'em, there's nothing left worth stealing.

Same as it ever was.

Edit: to @Linda Wood

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https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2018/01/12/daaamn-jake-tapper-rekt-lefties...

So how and why is President Trump denying the remarks that he reportedly said?

I have some clarifying reporting from a source familiar the meeting. I want to start by saying that this does not make what he said any more acceptable, but it might shed some light on it all. 1/

The president did not refer to Haiti as a “shithole” country according to the source familiar with the meeting… though he DID say it about countries in Africa...

What happened, the source says, is there was a conflation of two different remarks by the president. 2/

More on the link it goes on for 6 tweets...

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" What difference, at this point, does it make?"

Let us count the ways...

H> and Warmongering Corprocrats FTW!

Stop The War!

Strife Delivery's picture

Others have already pointed this out:

Why would Norway, or really many European nations want to live here? The standards of livings and amenities they have are far greater than what we are given here.

Now, regarding the "Shitholes". If you are one of the nations that are quite destitute and corrupt, the US still for some parts of the world has that old PR shining-city-on-the-hill spin.

The land of opportunity.
Anyone can make it here.
You just have to work hard.

Of course if you spend more than a week here you know that is bullshit. And others in the world know that is bullshit. But some of those sayings just can't die; they live in the murky depths hibernating for someone to still believe in it.

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