President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than from places like Norway, according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation. New York Times
IN A WEEK where the Administration has worked to prove a damning political book is all nonsense. President Trump reveals his racist heart.
“Why do we want people from Haiti here?” the President said, according to people inside the room.
In a move only Donald J. Trump would dare make. He is denying he said it.
Oh, but people from Norway are the perfect candidates, said Trump.
The message could not have been clearer.
About 83 percent of Norway’s population is ethnic Norwegian, according to a 2017 C.I.A. fact book, making the country overwhelmingly white. [New York Times]
Representative Mia Love from Utah, who is of Haitian descent, unloaded on Trump.
Representative Mia Love, a Republican of Utah who is of Haitian descent, demanded an apology from the president, saying his comments were “unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values.”
“This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation,” Ms. Love went on in an emotional statement that noted her heritage and that said her parents “never took a thing” from the government while achieving the American dream. “The president must apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned.”
The Washington Post broke the story.
Leading Republicans, including the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, remain mute.
New generations of Americans are running away from the Republican Party in droves but they’re not the only ones.
Trump doesn’t represent the country he was elected to lead.
If Democrats were strategic they’d make marijuana part of their election pitch in 2018 and in 2020. It would close the door on millennials ever supporting a Republican again.
Voters oppose 70 – 23 percent enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. No listed group supports enforcing federal laws. “Looking at immigration, voters insist emphatically, ‘Don’t dash the dream.’ Voters say that immigrants who were brought here as kids should be allowed to live out their adult lives here as citizens,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
“The demographics say pot is here to stay, either for fun or to provide medical comfort,” Malloy added. “And the message to Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Hands off.”