With respect to Haiti and Africa, the President stated the following: “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,” Trump wrote. “I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”
The Washington Post stated: “But neither he nor the White House disputed the most controversial of his remarks: using the word “shithole” to describe Africa nations and saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead.”
Ah, but what comes to mind are the words from the Bee Gees’ song “Words.” As written, “It’s only words, and words are all I have…” And that is precisely what President Trump enjoys conveying in life…WORDS! As one of the Bee Gees commented…”that is what the song is all about; words can make you happy or words can make you sad.”
President Trump may be a man of many words, however, his words may not be acceptable by all. He is also a man of action and many of his actions have been disturbing to people. Nonetheless, one thing must be said, he does not “mince” his words.
I’m amazed that people were taken aback by the President’s words respecting African countries and more so Haiti. The President has stated numerous times that he does not adhere to the words “Politically Correct” and, therefore, why would he refrain from commenting on the conditions of these countries.
Further stated by the WP were comments about the President being racist…”Trump’s contemptuous blanket description of African countries startled lawmakers in the meeting and immediately revived charges that the president is racist.” Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Trump’s comments were “completely unacceptable,” telling WPLG-TV in Miami that “if that’s not racism, I don’t know how you can define it.”
President Donald Trump is not RACIST. This is no different that when he made lewd remarks about women referring to such remarks as “locker-room banter.” Are all his “words” the most appropriate? Perhaps in today’s context they are not. Does Donald Trump show traces of being a “red-neck?” To some, perhaps. Does he exhibit ignorance? Or is it all said in innocence and not realizing the negative impact it may have on people.
But just a minute, these are words being spoken by a President and such inflammatory words are simply not acceptable. No one would argue this point. Talking about points, he often does have a valid point to convey. His failure, most likely, is in the deliverance. His choice of words are merely a reflection of who he is, has been and will be. Everyone should know by now that his conduct, behaviour, thinking, actions have been molded a long time ago. It is obvious that his words will not withstand the test of time, unless proven otherwise.
So why refer to Haiti and other parts of Africa as “shitholes.” Well, at a first glance, and looking at the history of some of these countries, one could quickly comment that they have had their share of mismanagement and grief. They are also predominantly black populated countries. When Donald Trump made the comment that “he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead,” he was definitely comparing a stable country with an unstable country. He was also comparing each nation’s people. And, also reflecting on each nation’s culture. So the question one asks: Why Norwegians over Africans? Is it simply racial profiling (ie. white vs, black). Are Norwegians more beneficial to the USA in comparison to Africans? Would more Africans cause greater racial strain? These are but some of the questions one could ask.
When all is said and done, President Trump still has the old way of thinking. One of my past articles had the title, President Donald Trump: “Lost In The Fifties Tonight.” It touched upon his thinking as cited in the aforementioned. I reiterate that I believe President Trump IS NOT RACIST. A true racist would not put his hand out to save the life of another man drowning who is of a different race…Donald Trump would.
The image the President does project for many is “indifference,” the lack of concern, sympathy or even interest. He may have to demonstrate these attributes in a public forum, however, what he really looks for is “practicality.” So if you just happen to be of a given race, culture, grouping and you are a benefit to the USA you are just what the President is seeking. Should you not, then you might just as well find the nearest (I’ll say) “sinkhole” and jump in! For as the President would say…”it’s only words, and words are all I have…”