Question: What countries are labeled “shithole” countries?
In an Oval Office meeting on immigration with Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsay Graham on Thursday, President Trump argued against restoring protections for people who arrived in the U.S. from El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries, the Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey reports:
”Why are we having all these people from shithole countries coming here?”
— President Trump
Question: What countries are included in the immigration “ban”?
In January the new US President imposed a controversial 90-day ban on travellers from seven countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
But after the ban was lifted by the courts, Mr Trump issued a new ban that removed Iraq from the list of countries affected by the travel ban.
Federal judges blocked the new ban in March. But the Supreme Court has now revived parts of the ban, allowing it to go into effect for travellers with no strong ties to the US.
Donald Trump tweeted: “Great day for America’s future Security and Safety, courtesy of the US. Supreme Court. I will keep fighting for the American people, & WIN!”
Question: Who was supported in the Charlottesville riot?
Abandoning his precisely chosen and carefully delivered condemnations of the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis from a day earlier, the president furiously stuck by his initial reaction to the unrest in Charlottesville. He drew the very moral equivalency for which a bipartisan chorus, and his own advisers, had already criticized him.
“I think there is blame on both sides,” the president said in a combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in Manhattan. “You had a group on one side that was bad. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants to say that. I’ll say it right now.”
Mr. Trump defended those gathered in a Charlottesville park to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. “I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups,” he said. “Not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch.”
Source: New York Times
Note: I was there 15 minutes before the protest and it was interesting to me to see armed civilians in fatigues going to a “peaceful” protest. Really?!
Question: Who admits to “grabbing them by the pussy”?
The Washington Post has obtained an extremely crass recording, above, on which Donald Trump converses with Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about women aboard a bus on the set of Days of Our Lives. Among the things Trump says:
• “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there, and she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything.” (It’s not clear who Trump was talking about.)
• “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Question: On Which Border Does Trump Want a Wall? Hint: Not Canada!
Donald Trump kicked off his campaign on June 16, 2015 with a speech in which he labeled immigrants from Mexico “rapists” and criminals. “When Mexico sends it people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” he said.
Conclusion: In TrumpWorld, If You Aren’t White and Male, You’re Screwed
This is just a sampling of validated incidents and comments showing that Donald Trump is a sexist, racist old white man.