This post is a response to the Washington Post article ‘Shithole’ wasn’t the most offensive part of Trump’s Haiti comments.
In summary, the writer of this article believes that President Trump’s lack of “respect for the courage of women and men who have been coming here from “shithole” countries for centuries — and who have built the United States into the great nation it is today.”
This stems from a comment President Trump made last Thursday to a group of senators where he said “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.”
I honestly cannot believe anybody would think this way, let alone the President of the United States. America is a country of immigrants. Who are we to turn down somebody trying to better their lives?
I appreciated the fact that the article focused on the people, not the whole country of Haiti. And focused on the second part of Trump’s comments.
Actions mean more to me that words. So while Trump’s “shithole countries” remark seems incredibly ignorant to me, it’s the second part of his comment that upsets me. “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.” That seems like a call for action and laws increasing immigration restrictions, which seems ridiculous to me. No one should be restricted from entering the United States based on what country they are immigrating from.