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The Holiday Spirit, Trump Style
The NYT is reporting on conversations Trumpie had with senior advisers about immigration. It turns out, according to the Times that the dear leader of the nation harbors some pretty ugly thoughts.
According to six officials who attended or were briefed about the meeting, Mr. Trump then began reading aloud from the document, which his domestic policy adviser, Stephen Miller, had given him just before the meeting. The document listed how many immigrants had received visas to enter the United States in 2017.
Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,” he grumbled, according to one person who attended the meeting and another person who was briefed about it by a different person who was there.
Forty thousand had come from Nigeria, Mr. Trump added. Once they had seen the United States, they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa, recalled the two officials, who asked for anonymity to discuss a sensitive conversation in the Oval Office.Continue reading the main story
Yeah, all Haitians have Aids and all Africans live in huts. Hm. What's the common denominator here? Oh yes, race.
To be fair some people in the meeting dispute the account in the Times.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, denied on Saturday morning that Mr. Trump had made derogatory statements about immigrants during the meeting.
“General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims,” she said, referring to the current White House chief of staff, the national security adviser and the secretaries of state and homeland security. “It’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ‘sources’ anyway.”
Several participants in the meeting told Times reporters that they did not recall the president using those words and did not think he had, but the two officials who described the comments found them so noteworthy that they related them to others at the time.
Note the carefully worded statements here, not direct statement that it didn't happen, just folks did not recall it happening. This is much like Donnie Jr. 'not recalling' meeting with Russians.
Anyway, taking into account what we know about Trump and his history on race, the public can easily decide for themselves about his alleged racism.