Congressmen from both the Republican and Democratic parties are condemning the President’s comment on the bipartisan immigration bill. Trump reportedly questioned why we were accepting immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti. Both Republican and Democratic congressmen have stated that the comment was offensive and unacceptable. There has been an international reaction to the comment as well: the United Nations Human Rights Office said the comment was “xenophobic,” and the African Continental Body said the comment was “alarming.” Trump now denies that he made the comment.
Though his comment was offensive, it is certainly not the first offensive comment the President has made. One can hope that this comment will be the proverbial straw that will finally break the Country’s, and Republican’s, tolerance of the President, but that much remains to be seen.
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