January 12, 2018

Trump went full-on Racist, today. And here’s the best response yet.

“So this just happened.”

“We must recognize the full human equality of all of our people before God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this, not because it is economically advantageous, although it is; not because of the laws of God command it, although they do; not because people in other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.” – Robert F. Kennedy, June 6, 1966

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” – President Donald Trump, January 11, 2018

So Trump wants folks who happen to be white (mostly) from socialist countries? But not folks who happen to be not-white (mostly) from democracies?

We ought to be ashamed. Our President’s words today are…well beyond deplorable. Click here to read his comments, if you haven’t heard.

This kind of backbone and values should make you feel a bit better, and help remind you of our mistakes, but also our promise of equality. Let’s get back on the path.

We should be ashamed.

Read: Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting (washingtonpost.com)

Another good summation of his various statements.

Mr. Trump remind you of anyone?

Meanwhile on Fox News:



Via Reddit: “should instead bring more people from countries like Norway”. Not gonna happen. Last time I checked, Norway was number 1 according to OECD Better Life Index, US is 8. Immigrating here would be a downgrade to them.

“Why would we want to go to that shithole?”

~ Norwegians

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Neil Crenshaw Jan 17, 2018 2:32am

The media has gone bonkers. They don't know what to do. So, they spew fake news like this.

Rob Lamont Jan 13, 2018 1:44am

someone tell that asshole that not everyone wants to go to the states

Misty Merritt Oehmke Jan 12, 2018 9:20pm

Yes! [Clapping!]

Essette Mariam Jan 12, 2018 5:50pm


Marlene Grove Jan 12, 2018 1:13pm

..sad you (elephant journal) believe and post media that is fed to you without seeking the truth AND feed into the negativity brought on by the liberal meadia.

Jo Kirk Jan 12, 2018 10:42am

I am bemused by this part of the article in italics: So Trump wants folks who happen to be white (mostly) from socialist countries? But not folks who happen to be not-white (mostly) from democracies? Socialism is an economic system; Norway, and its fellow Scandinavian neighbors are highly democratic and relatively socialist (not entirely, all economic systems are mixed). Furthermore, countries with strong democracies do not tend to be sources of mass emigration. People tend to flee areas of conflict, poor governance, corruption, lack of rights, huma rights violations, etc.

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