Jesuit James Martin tweeted succinctly yesterday (1):
“Why are we having all these people from sh#*hole countries come here?”
1) They are our brothers and sisters in need.
2) They are often fleeing war, violence or famine.
3) There are children among them.
4) It’s the right thing to do.
5) That’s who we are.
There’s not much more to say about what’s wrong with Mr. Trump’s “shithole” remarks (plural (2)), except that if we can’t see the validity of each and every one of Martin’s points, we really do have a problem.
According to the Washington Post, our Moron-In-Chief let his true nature shine through a crack in his usually solid alt-fact distortion field today:
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday. (1)
I suppose we don’t get more Norwegians because those folks live in the happiest country in the world, (2,3) which is also a democracy in which the people elect as leaders those who get the most votes, not the least. How would Mr. Trump “bring more” of these people here from their country – tell them a bunch of lies? Hey, fourteenth (the USA) is better than first! Maybe kidnap them?
I think I know where the “shithole” is, and it ain’t in African countries or Haiti. It’s at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.