Politics Clinton blasts 'Trump's ignorant, racist views'

22:06  12 january  2018
22:06  12 january  2018 Source:   The Hill

MLK nephew: Trump 'racially ignorant and racially uninformed'

  MLK nephew: Trump 'racially ignorant and racially uninformed' Isaac Newton Farris Jr., Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew, told CNN on Friday that while he does not believe President Donald Trump is a "racist in the traditional sense," he does think the President is "racially ignorant and racially uninformed." The comments come a day after Trump, in an Oval Office meeting about immigration, referred to a series of nations as "shithole countries" and questioned why the United States was not welcoming more people from Norway as opposed to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

“The anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors,” Clinton wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “Instead, we‘re subjected to Trump ’ s ignorant , racist views of anyone

Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton Grassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr Instead, we‘re subjected to Trump ’ s ignorant , racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.

Hillary Clinton posing for the camera © Provided by The Hill Hillary Clinton blasted President Trump's "ignorant, racist views" on Friday, after media reports surfaced that the president decried immigration from "shithole countries," like Haiti.

In a tweet, Clinton denounced Trump's remarks, which were reportedly made in a private meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, saying that Friday should be a day of remembrance for the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Instead, she said, the country has been subjected to Trump's ire.

The tweet from Clinton, who fought bitterly with Trump in the 2016 presidential race, came after reports surfaced that Trump demanded to know why the U.S. admits immigrants from "shithole countries," like Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.

Trump denied in a pair of tweets on Friday that he made the comment, but referred to Haiti as a "very poor and troubled country."

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti devastated the country. The U.S. granted temporary protected status (TPS) to Haitians after the earthquake. The Trump administration moved in November to end that program.

Rand Paul says it's 'unfair' to call Trump racist .
Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that it is "unfair" to call President Donald Trump a racist but his recently reported controversial comments about immigrants from Haiti and African countries are unhelpful. "I don't think the comments were constructive at all, but I also think that, to be fair, we shouldn't draw conclusions that he didn't intend," the Kentucky Republican said on "Meet The Press."Paul defended the president as one of the financial backers of a medical trip Paul was part to offer eye care and surgeries to people in Haiti in 2015.

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