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Beyond His "Shithole Countries" Remark, Trump Has A Long History Of Saying Racist Things

Posted On: Jan 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Refinery29

Beyond His "Shithole Countries" Remark, Trump Has A Long History Of Saying Racist Things

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” That's how President Trump reportedly referenced to Haiti and African nations on Thursday during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators. Though the president seemingly denied the comments on Friday morning, senators of both parties have said the account is accurate. This is just the latest statement in a long list of racist remarks Trump has made in his lifetime. But t he timing of the comments , just one day before the anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, is especially harrowing for Nathalie Pierre, chairwoman of the board of the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy and PhD candidate in the department of History at NYU. "Trump's comments, and the tepid retraction, are in line with the historical relationship of the two countries. U.S. presidents have authorized gunboat diplomacy in Haiti from the late 19th century and liberally invaded and/or intervened in Haitian affairs when it suited U.S. national interests," she told Refinery29...

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