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Trump uses slurs against poor, non-white nations – time for impeachment

Trump uses slurs against poor, non-white nations

By Roger Straw, January 12, 2018
Editorial Comment

President Trump has repeatedly used crude language and now has used unacceptable trash talk to describe the nations of Haiti and El Salvador, and “Africans.”  His language betrays him and exposes a heart and mind that is ignorant, bigoted and racist.

Here in a small town on the west coast, we may think that our voices are insignificant in the wider picture of U.S. policy and politics.  But, as Chris Carson, President of the League of Women Voters put it, “We can and we must do better to be vigilant about speaking out against racism. We must stand up as a nation and say this is unacceptable.”

My outrage and passion tempt me to make vile comments about our President.  But like the Obamas, and as a person of faith, I will try to take a higher road.

Every single one of us must speak up to confront the ugly head of racism when it surfaces, whether in a school or grocery store or bar in Benicia or in a magnificent meeting room in a white house in Washington, D.C.

When will it be time for American legislators to begin serious conversations about impeachment?

Roger Straw
Benicia, California, USA

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The New Yorker satire: Trump Demands Revision of Poem on the Statue of Liberty: No Shithole Countries

Repost from The New Yorker

SATIRE FROM THE BOROWITZ REPORT

Trump Demands Poem on Statue of Liberty Be Revised to Exclude Shithole Countries

By Andy Borowitz, January 11, 2018
Photograph by Drew Angerer / Getty

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump demanded on Thursday that the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty be revised immediately to exclude nations he considered “shithole countries.”

Speaking to reporters, Trump said that the poem as it currently stands “is basically an open invitation that says, like, if you come from a shithole country, welcome aboard.”

“I don’t know the entire poem, but it’s something like ‘Give us your tired, your poor, your yadda yadda yadda,’ ” he said. “We could keep all that but then put in, right at the end, in big letters, maybe, ‘except if you’re from a shithole country.’ ”

“I think if a boat from a shithole country came and saw that poem with those words at the end, they would turn around and go right back to wherever they came from,” he said.

Shortly after Trump made his remarks about “shithole” countries, representatives of the countries he designated as such released a joint response.

“We do not understand President Trump’s aversion to so-called ‘shithole countries,’ since he is doing his best to turn the United States into one,” the statement read.

Andy Borowitz is the New York Times best-selling author of “The 50 Funniest American Writers,” and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. He writes theBorowitz Report, a satirical column on the news, for newyorker.com.

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