Did We Need More Proof That Trump is Racist?

By Kenrya Rankin Jan 12, 2018

Another day, another piece of proof that President Donald Trump is racist.

Yesterday (January 11), Trump held a meeting with members of Congress in the Oval Office to discuss immigration. During a conversation about protecting nationals from Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries, White House officials report that Trump said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He went on to say, “Why do we need more Haitians? … Take them out.”

Per The Washington Post, Trump went on to say that those immigrants should be left out of any deal, and that he’d rather have more people from Norway. He also said he’s be open to more Asian immigrants because he thinks they will boost the nation’s economy.

His remarks prompted outrage on social media and traditional media, but none captured attention as much as Don Lemon’s response on CNN last night. He opened his show with this: “This is CNN Tonight. I’m Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist. A lot of us already knew that.”


Trump hopped on Twitter this morning (January 12) to deny that he made the racist comments, saying, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.”

But Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who was at the meeting, told press that he absolutely did:


Trump ignored questions about his remarks during an event to celebrate civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.


Here is sampling of responses to the latest display of bigotry from a man who called White supremacists “very fine people”: