Apparently, liberals believe poverty and disease-stricken third-world countries are model nations to be emulated.
On Thursday night, National Review editor Rich Lowry stumped and irritated CNN commentator Joan Waslh with a simple-but-powerful question: Where would you rather live, Norway or Haiti?
The on-air dispute was in response to a Washington Post report that President Trump called Haiti and African nations “s**thole countries” during a bipartisan immigration meeting with senators at the White House.
The president reportedly asked why Haitians should be given special consideration, asking “Why do we need more Haitians, take them out.”
When discussing African countries, he reportedly asked why the US would want more immigration from “all these s**thole countries,” and that America should have more people from places like Norway.
President Trump’s alleged comment came a day after he met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House.
Lowry disagreed with the choice of language, but defended the point the president reportedly made.
“This is a vulgar way of speaking. You don’t want the president of the United States to talk this way, especially if it’s gonna be repeated outside the room. But the level of freakout about this, I think, goes to just how the elite on both the right and the left of this county has gotten so disconnected from common sense on immigration.
“These countries he’s referring to, they are basket cases. They are disaster areas. And the point he was making within the context of the immigration policy discussion is: We’d be much better off with people with higher levels of education and skills coming here.”
Walsh went on to argue that “There’s really something cruel about displacing them and something racist,” alluding to the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary resident status for 60,000 Haitians.
Lowry shot back by asking Walsh if she would rather live in Norway or Haiti, to which she replied, “I don’t know” and “It’s none of your business, actually.”
The president’s alleged comment sparked outrage from some Republicans, including Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), who released a statement in which she called on President Trump to apologize.
Here is my statement on the President’s comments today: pic.twitter.com/EdtsFjc2zL
— Rep. Mia Love (@RepMiaLove) January 11, 2018
“The President must apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned,” the Utah congresswoman wrote.
Many people supporter the president’s assessment of the countries named in the Post report.
Donald Trump often speaks like a buffoon. But anyone who pretends as though Haiti is in fact, anything OTHER than a hole of sh*t in 2018 is deluded.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) January 12, 2018
So we should make believe that Haiti, El Salvador, and Somalia aren’t shitholes because of the races of the people who ran them into the ground?
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 12, 2018
The shithole remark absolutely devastates the globalist diversity dogma because it's completely undeniable. Haiti IS a shithole. And of course, it was Haitians who made it this way. Once this realization goes mainstream, mass immigration will become indefensible on the Right!
— Nicholas J. Fuentes (@NickJFuentes) January 12, 2018
Look, the only country you're allowed to call a shithole and believe its people are inherently bad is Russia
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) January 12, 2018
On Friday morning, President Trump denied using the explicit language credited to him–but asserted what he said at the meeting was “tough.”
The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
If Democrats can’t even admit countries like Haiti are in the dump, how can they be trusted to lead our country?
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