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    The sober reflections of your president regarding immigration

    Trump: 'Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?'

    President Donald Trump reportedly questioned in a White House meeting on Thursday why the United States should accept immigrants from "shithole countries," referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries.

    "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said, according to The Washington Post, which cited two sources briefed on the meeting. Other reports quickly confirmed that he described the countries with the expletive.

    He then reportedly suggested that the US instead accept immigrants from nations like Norway, whose prime minister he met with on Wednesday.

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    The comments immediately drew outrage, but within the White House, some staff members celebrated Trump's remark, CNN reported. They reportedly predicted that the comment would resonate with his supporters, in a similar way as his attacks on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
    That prediction sounds about right to me.

    “The thing to fear from the Trump presidency is not the bold overthrow of the Constitution, but the stealthy paralysis of governance; not the open defiance of law, but an accumulating subversion of norms; not the deployment of state power to intimidate dissidents, but the incitement of private violence to radicalize supporters."
    -David Frum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    That prediction sounds about right to me.
    How many are you sponsoring to live at your house?
    Or if you want to go down and improve their lives, we can take up a collection for your airfare.
    I'll put up the first $1.27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary m View Post
    How many are you sponsoring to live at your house?
    Or if you want to go down and improve their lives, we can take up a collection for your airfare.
    I'll put up the first $1.27.
    I'm having none. What's your point?

    “The thing to fear from the Trump presidency is not the bold overthrow of the Constitution, but the stealthy paralysis of governance; not the open defiance of law, but an accumulating subversion of norms; not the deployment of state power to intimidate dissidents, but the incitement of private violence to radicalize supporters."
    -David Frum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    I'm having none. What's your point?
    You and your Texan twin seem so concerned over their plight and those in similar fates and characterization of their circumstances, I thought you would want to step right up and help them out.
    And you'd have someone to cut the grass and take out the garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary m View Post
    You and your Texan twin seem so concerned over their plight and those in similar fates and characterization of their circumstances, I thought you would want to step right up and help them out.
    And you'd have someone to cut the grass and take out the garbage.
    This thread is about the sober thoughts of the president, not about the plight of people. I'm not having any immigrants from Norway stay at my house, either. Does that mean the United States should not allow immigration from Norway?

    “The thing to fear from the Trump presidency is not the bold overthrow of the Constitution, but the stealthy paralysis of governance; not the open defiance of law, but an accumulating subversion of norms; not the deployment of state power to intimidate dissidents, but the incitement of private violence to radicalize supporters."
    -David Frum

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    "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said, according to The Washington Post, which cited two sources briefed on the meeting. Other reports quickly confirmed that he described the countries with the expletive.
    ok
    lets have their names
    I got nothing for this and you bastards need to respect that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    That prediction sounds about right to me.
    So in the context of the thread and your reply, you agree that they are shitholes or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    That prediction sounds about right to me.
    Yes. I agree.
    "That Fox News panel––the breathtaking dishonesty of it is beyond my ability to articulate. That is no longer a news organization. That is what American state media looks like. That is what White House-controlled in-the-service-of-the-president misinformation looks like. That is indistinct from propaganda in authoritarian countries. It is aimed directly at weakening essential institutions and misinforming the American people. It is appalling.”

    ~ Steve Schmidt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    Yes. I agree.
    Shocking. Call CNN. Better yet, call Rachael.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary m View Post
    So in the context of the thread and your reply, you agree that they are shitholes or not?
    I have no first-hand opinion of them. They might well be shitholes, which would explain the people wanting to emigrate from them. But wanting to leave a shithole doesn't reflect poorly on the would-be immigrant in my book, which is where the president's sober thoughts make no fucking sense. Unless he's just bigot.

    “The thing to fear from the Trump presidency is not the bold overthrow of the Constitution, but the stealthy paralysis of governance; not the open defiance of law, but an accumulating subversion of norms; not the deployment of state power to intimidate dissidents, but the incitement of private violence to radicalize supporters."
    -David Frum

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