In Trump’s Immigration Remarks, Echoes of a Century-Old Racial Ranking

In Trump’s Immigration Remarks, Echoes of a Century-Old Racial Ranking

In Trump’s Immigration Remarks, Echoes of a Century-Old Racial Ranking
President Donald J. Trump's vulgar comments about certain countries harken back to complaints about “undesirable nationals” that led to severe restrictions in 1924.

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Carl Sweat IV
Carl Sweat IV 6 days ago

Proud descendent of Irish immigrants. Proud to be from a country that has integrated people from all races and creeds, in the pursuit of a just ideal, at least until recently.

Trump can say what he wants. Doesn’t change the fact that being a nation of #ProudShitholers is what makes us truly great.

La Jefa
La Jefa 6 days ago

He was born in 1946, post WWII his parents lived through the great depression but obviously had a priviledged enough background if his father was able to give him $1M USD to start out in life. He would have grown up as an infant in the formative years as someone listening to a lot of horror stories. I am certain that left a great scar on his outlook on life. If he was traumatized by hearing about all the poverty that predated him, I can see how that would have motivated him to pursue financial "succcess." Not making excuses at all, simply explaining the time period and the suroundings that would have led him to have the outlook he has on life. It's too late at this stage of his life to change that mindset.

Chris Huizinga
Chris Huizinga 6 days ago

Yes, echoes of century-old racial ranking.. like the Human Development Index used by the United Nations that ranks Norway as #1 and Haiti near the bottom as #163 out of 188.

The UN is just an echo of Century-Old Racial Ranking too... 🙄

James Burns
James Burns 6 days ago

When the Dominican Republic made 200,000 Dominican Haitians stateless, Barack Obama said nothing;

When the Clintons looted Haiti quake funds from the hurt, homeless and traumatized victims, Barack Obama said nothing;

When Secretary Hillary Clinton forced Haiti Parliament to reduce, by half, the lowest minimum wage in the Hemisphere for poor Haiti women at the textile factories, Barack Obama said nothing;

When Secretary Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton as UN Special Envoy to Haiti, used their influence to rig the 2010 Haiti elections, Barack Obama said nothing;

When Secretary Hillary Clinton with Cheryl Mills threatened to unseat Haiti president Rene Preval and to take the visas of Haiti officials if they did not put Michel Martelly in second place in the 2011 presidential run-offs, Barack Obama said nothing;

When Secretary Hillary Clinton used USAID to control Haiti mobile banking and give Clinton Foundation donor, Digicel, the cell phone and mobile banking monopoly in Haiti using taxpayer dollars, Barack Obama said nothing;

When Secretary Hillary Clinton influenced transfer companies to take $1.50 cents from every Diaspora transfer made to their families in Haiti and for phone companies to take an extra .05cents on each phone call made to Haiti, even though the Haitian Diaspora is already discriminated against by big business, paying more for a phone call from the US to Haiti than a phone call from US to India, paying more for tickets to travel to Haiti than to Dominican Republic, Barack Obama said nothing. Essentially Secretary Hillary Clinton favored her Martelly puppet president with extra cash from Diaspora remittances, but Barack Obama said nothing;

When Michel Martelly squandered the millions collected in phone fees and transfer fees charged to the Diaspora remittances, the only direct aid to Haiti families, Barack Obama said nothing;

When Kenneth Merten, as Special Washington Envoy to Haiti, LIED and said Michel Martelly was constitutionally qualified to be president of Haiti because he never held a US passport, Barack Obama said nothing;

When Kenneth Merten with Sandra Honore and Ban Ki Moon helped rigged the 2015 presidential elections to put in a Martelly replica, Barack Obama said nothing;

When the people protested the 2015 rigged elections, both for president and parliament, and Martelly sent out the death squad BOID and militarized police, trained by the occupying forces in Haiti, Barack Obama said nothing;

When the same international criminals, in collaboration with the 13 billionaire white families in Haiti, again rigged the 2016 elections to put in Martelly’s handpicked successor, Jovenel Moise (the banana man), accused of having a drug smuggling airstrip on his business property, confiscating peasant lands and of money laundering, Barack Obama said nothing

Thomas Taylor
Thomas Taylor 6 days ago

The whole world knows. He's a ridiculous old fat racist cramming McDonalds in his face while his uneducated brown shirts salivate at giving him a hand.

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