Officials at the United Nations, Democratic congressman, and liberal pundits have called President Donald Trump’s “shithole” remarks racist.
It’s worth noting that former President Obama called the African country of Libya a “shit show” just two years ago when former President Obama said something involving almost the same expletive that Trump used to describe an African nation in chaos — one which the Obama administration likely wasn’t totally jazzed about letting immigrants in from.
The nation was Libya, which came up during a 2016 interview with The Atlantic. The former president was talking about how the whole thing had gone to pot after Gadhafi had been deposed.
“So we actually executed this plan as well as I could have expected: We got a UN mandate, we built a coalition, it cost us $1 billion — which, when it comes to military operations, is very cheap. We averted large-scale civilian casualties, we prevented what almost surely would have been a prolonged and bloody civil conflict. And despite all that, Libya is a mess. Mess is the president’s diplomatic term; privately, he calls Libya a “shit show,” in part because it’s subsequently become an ISIS haven — one that he has already targeted with air strikes. It became a shit show, Obama believes, for reasons that had less to do with American incompetence than with the passivity of America’s allies and with the obdurate power of tribalism.
Not only did the liberal media not criticize him; they came to his defense.When Obama used rough language to discuss African countries or Republican candidates, it’s brave and necessary. When Trump is accused of improper language, it’s racist and hateful.
Trump tweeted Friday morning that he “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”