Forget bipolar, is Donald Trump tri or quadpolar? He’s all over the place on immigration in just the last 48 hours. From saying he’ll sign a reauthorization of DACA without funding for the border wall to then saying he won’t, and now going full-on racist in private meetings with members of Congress on the matter.
President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.
Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday. The president, according to a White House official, also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt they help the United States economically.
In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said.“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them out.”
Yeah, it’s not like those are real people or anything, amirite? And it’s not like during the campaign you didn’t tell a group of Haitian-Americans, “I really want to be your biggest champion.” But that’s okay, you were just pandering publicly then. Now in private you can unleash your real beliefs, which are racist to the core.
The White House has not denied that he said this and it fits perfectly with all of his other racist, xenophobic statements on immigration. The only ones left at this point who could possibly believe that Trump is not a flat-out racist are those who hold the same views and want to deny their own racism. But you don’t get the almost universal support of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK by accident. You get that support by espousing policies that they support, including eliminating immigration by brown people while encouraging European immigration.