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Anderson Cooper Just Embarrassed Trump On live TV



President Donald Trump continues to set the bar lower and lower. During a meeting with Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin, the two men outlined a plan to cut the visa lottery in half, with the rest going to countries in Africa and Temporary Protective Status nations such as Haiti, CNN reports.

This prompted Trump to ask, “Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?” When the topic shifted to Haiti specifically, Trump added, “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.” Instead, Trump suggested the United States should try to get more people from countries like Norway.

Wow. There are no words for the utter ignorance of this man. Keep in mind this story broke while he was filming a message for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, according to CNN. The irony is unbelievable.

Trump has never been a fan of Haiti, as his administration wants to end the TPS designation for Haiti, resulting in a precarious situation for tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants, who would have to choose between leaving the country or hiding to avoid deportation.

And his comments on what he calls “shithole” countries has stunned many. UN Human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said, “I’m sorry, but there’s no other word one can use but racist. You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘shitholes’ whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.”

Anderson Cooper also didn’t take too kindly to the president’s ignorance. “I’ve spent a lot of time in Haiti. Like all countries, it’s a collection of people. I’ve never met a Haitian who isn’t strong. The people of Haiti have been through more than our president ever has. Tomorrow marks eight years since the earthquake hit Haiti. With no help from their government, the people of Haiti dug through the rubble with bloody hands to save complete strangers.”

“Haitians slap you on the hand hard and look you in the eyes. They don’t blink. They stand tall and they have dignity. It’s a dignity the president, with all his money and power could learn from.”

Cooper’s emotional and powerful message illustrates the strength of a country that’s endured much but also finds ways to bounce back. Meanwhile, Trump’s message, coming on the heels of the anniversary of the tragic earthquake that destroyed Haiti, lacks any dignity, compassion or intelligence.





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