Any sane American at this particular moment would not object to President Donald Trump being called a donkey. Some might even say it’s an insult of the donkeys to equate them with the silliest and the most moronic leader on the face of earth. And I fear I might not disagree.
On January 11, Trump was discussing a potential legislation regarding the “dreamers”, immigrant children protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). While discussing the issue with members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room in White House, Trump learned of Haitians being one of the beneficiaries of the proposed plan. Surprising the Congresspersons, he asked if Haitians could be left out of the plan. “Why do we need people from Haiti here?”
Subsequently, when the dialogue moved towards African nations, Trump asked, “why are we having all these people from shit hole countries?” – the Washington Post quoted him as saying. He further added that the United States should admit more people from places like Norway. Trump had just met Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg a day before these comments; around 83% of the population in Norway is racially white. Never mind that Norwegians rejected Trump’s ‘generous’ offer outright, flooding Twitter with “thanks, but no thanks” messages.
Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, who was at the meeting in White House, during a press conference said that, “In the course of his comments, (Trump) said things which were hate-filled, vile, and racist. You have seen the comments from the press. I have not read one of them that is inaccurate,” said Durbin, who has been serving as US Senator from Illinois since 1997. In response to Trump’s denial (through Twitter of course), Durbin thrashed them as lies, and said, “It is not true. He said those things, and he said them repeatedly.”
The vulgarity and insolence in Trump’s comments did not distress Norway as much as it did the people of Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations, who Trump equated as shithole countries without thinking for ‘hole’ amount of time. The African Union Mission in Washington D.C. expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage”, and demanded Trump’s apology. The African group of Ambassadors to the United Nations issued a statement “condemned the outrageous statements” made by Trump, and demanded a retraction and an apology.
This is not the first time that Trump has been so racially vocal. His special love for Mexicans and Muslims came out during his Presidential campaign during the better part of 2016, and continued even after he assumed office. It is amazing how exhausting the list is of Trump’s racial comments, never mind his comments on women and their physique. His comments range from calling the Haitians who “all have AIDS”, to asserting Nigerian immigrants “would never go back to their huts”, from blaming both the sides for violence in Charlottesville, to calling a District Judge from the Southern District of California ‘unfair’ in hearing out Trump University case simply because he was Mexican. These are just the shit ones that Trump spat out from his hole after becoming the President.
The US President is the perfect example of an extremist pushing the agenda of white supremacy, inadvertently nurturing the racist elements like the ones in Charlottesville, Virginia. He comes from the world of white dunderheads who built their empires on the blood and bones of black immigrants. He is the modern-day image of those vampire lords and ladies who in the days gone by sucked the blood out of African nations, and rendered them ensanguined, fractured, down in the drains.
Not only is Trump a bad President, but a worse human being. It is impossible to imagine how America, a country that seemed to be looking ahead of its brutal racial history, chose a person who is the sickest, most demented, and most unfit to be the ‘champion of this free world’. The full list of his racial, sexist, and vulgar comments would make for an inexhaustible Wikipedia page, and unfortunately for the world, that page would never go dead at least for the next three years