At some point after making inflammatory feedback labeling predominantly black and brown nations like El Salvador, Haiti, and the nations of Africa “s-gap nations”, and suggesting the US ought to lower immigration from such nations, and as an alternative improve immigration from predominately white nations, like Norway, President Trump signed a proclamation making official this yr’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in a ceremony on the White Home.
Within the ceremony Trump was cautious to remain on message, and could possibly be seen intently following his written script. Shortly thereafter HUD Secretary Ben Carson spoke, adopted by Pastor Isaac Newton King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s nephew, who was visibly uncomfortable in Trump’s presence.
Instantly afterward, the press referred to as out questions on Trump’s controversial “s-gap” feedback, notably April Ryan, who could possibly be heard merely asking “are you a racist?”. Trump ought to have been capable of reply that tender-ball with a simple ‘in fact not’, however as an alternative he ignored questions, his again turned to reporters, and shortly labored his approach out of the room.
After signing MLK Day proclamation, Trump is requested by reporters, “Mr. President, will you give an apology for the assertion yesterday? Mr President, did you confer with African nations as shitholes? Mr President, are you a racist?” pic.twitter.com/cvmkmaPI74
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 12, 2018
Typically silence speaks louder than phrases. Yesterday Trump’s phrases echoed loudly. Right now, his silence echoes much more loudly. Our President is a racist, and a coward, feckless sufficient to offer lip-service to the reminiscence of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights motion, with out even having the braveness to disclaim being a racist.
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