A comment reportedly made by President Trump questioning why the U.S. allows immigrants to enter from “sh*thole” countries apparently qualifies him to run the KKK.
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez slammed the president in a hate-filled rant on MSNBC Thursday, reacting to reports that Trump, in an Oval Office meeting discussing immigration protection policies, allegedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and some African nations as “sh*thole countries.”
“We now know that we have in the White House someone who could lead the Ku Klux Klan in the United States of America, somebody who could be the leader of the neo-Nazi — and publish just his words,” Gutierrez told MSNBC’s Joy Reid who was a guest host on “All In With Chris Hayes.”
“Can you imagine any other job in which the CEO, right, could say something and isn’t summarily fired from his job? Can you think of any employee walking into any institution in America and saying these kind of deplorable things and not being fired?” the Illinois Democrat added.
Trump’s latest comments were just the “matinée show,” Gutierrez said.
“I love the America that my grandson Luisito lives in. Because he doesn’t have to deal with all of the racism and all of the prejudice and the bigotry that I felt personally as a youth in this country. and that so many others. And so much was sacrificed, Joy. It was sacrifice,” Gutierrez told Reid. “People died so that we wouldn’t have these kind of repugnant comments.”
He declared Trump’s statement, which the president has denied making, is a sign of “ignorance.”
“This is ignorance to speak in such vile, racist terms,” he said. “And so, the varnish and the paint has been stripped away from Donald Trump. And I know we feel it has been in the past. But, God, isn’t — today is going to be a very memorial day, and that’s saying a lot in the Donald Trump presidency.”
Gutierrez, a staunch advocate for amnesty for illegal immigrants was the Democrat who was arrested at Trump Tower in New York last year when he joined others protesting Trump’s then decision to end DACA. He was also placed in handcuffs earlier last year when he refused to leave an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office in Chicago.
He issued an inflammatory statement slamming Trump’s alleged comments on his website Thursday, stating he was “ashamed” of Trump.
As an American, I am ashamed of the President. His comments are disappointing, unbelievable, but not surprising. This is the real Donald Trump and my biggest fear is that his voters will applaud him. My full statement: https://t.co/NmDHlmc2YV
— Luis V. Gutierrez (@RepGutierrez) January 11, 2018
“This is the real Donald Trump and my biggest fear is that his voters will applaud him,” he said in his statement.
What a piece of work.
Twitter users let the elected congressman know just what they thought of his grandstanding.
WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION???? As an American, I am ashamed of you. Your comments are disappointing, unbelievable, but not surprising. This is the real Luis Gutierrez and my biggest fear is that your voters will applaud you. AMERICA FIRST. My tweets are my full comments.
— Elizabeth A. Parks (@eaparkstweet) January 12, 2018
Guess what?? I’m ashamed of you and look forward to you not being a representative of the people of Illinois soon!!
— Kris Banas (@Disneynut1958) January 12, 2018
You do not act like an American, nor represent the American People, Just Illegals
— JULIUS LOVELL (@colonialtitle) January 12, 2018
I am ashamed that you call yourself an American then totally disregard our constitution, disrespect ours laws, disrespect our @POTUS and the Presidency of 🇺🇸🙄 The people who vote for you are low info welfare recipients who you lie to every day! Disgusting #MAGA2020
— Covfefe Israela (@loladeantonia26) January 11, 2018
As an American, I’m ashamed of people in the government who are working against the will of the people and against our freely elected President. It’s people like you that are on their way out. Sick of #liberals and their insults to the American citizens and our laws.
— Rayzer 🌐 (@RealRayzer) January 12, 2018
Nobody cares about your feelings, all you politicians think you’re the high moral road, you’re all corrupt with skeletons in your closets! Go preach somewhere else!
— VinCe6363 (@vince6363) January 12, 2018
Why don’t you do your job and worry about your own state! The crime rate is through the roof and it’s broke!
— Jeanne Haley (@jeanne_haley) January 12, 2018
Did we accuse celebrities who threatened to move out of the US racist? They all mentioned Canada, France, etc. All fairly “whitish” countries. Didn’t hear Rosie saying she was moving to Haiti, Africa, or El Salvador. So, that’s inherently racist by that basis, right?
— Brynson C Jackson (@BrynCJack) January 12, 2018
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