Trump’s SHITHOLE Moment …

Since Donald Trump took an oath that he did not even understand on 20 January 2017, I have been referring to the federal government collectively as a ‘circus’. Tonight, I amend that assessment, for a circus at least has the illusion of fun, of brightness, and it has certain appeal.  Tonight, I re-name the government of the United States under the ‘leadership’ of one Donald Trump, as a Freak Show.  That’s right, a Freak Show.

The man who claims to be the leader of the United States, a once-respected Western naton, made the following statement:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

The remark was reportedly in reference to people from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.  The White House did not bother to deny the comment, but rather excused it, put a spin on it …

“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people … He will always reject temporary, weak and dangerous stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans.”

What a load of, please pardon my language, bullshit. These ‘stopgap measures’ save people’s lives, people who are fleeing for safety, for an opportunity to survive, to have a life for themselves and their children! I don’t know about you folks, but I do not wish to have Trump fighting for me or my rights, if that means he so rudely and obnoxiously speaks of people who come to this country for a better life for they and their children.  I would rather spend a day in the company of 100 Haitians than a single minute with a member of the Washington elite.

Donald Trump should have studied a little harder, perhaps taken some history classes when he was a youngster, for he obviously does not realize that this nation is built on the foundation of immigration, of diversity, of welcoming with open arms people from all nations, of all cultures, races and religions. Has he forgotten, or did he ever know, the words engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty:

liberty-words“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

I am not alone in my outrage:

“Trump’s comments about the immigrants from “shithole countries” is among the worst statements he has ever uttered. It might very well be the worst.” – Dan Rather, journalist and former news anchor

“What’s the word for a country that elects a racist, serial lying, profiteer who revels in conflicts of interest’ brags about assaulting women; attacks freedom of the press, freedom of religion, private citizens, & law enforcement; and calls for investigations of political rivals?” – Walter Shaub, former Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics

“… are further proof that his Make America Great Again agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda” – Cedric Richmond, Democratic Representative, Louisiana

“I condemn this unforgivable statement and this demeaning of the office of the Presidency.” – Elijah Cummings, Democratic Representative, Maryland

“… unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values. This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation.”Republican Representative Mia Love, Utah

“The American family was born from immigrants fleeing persecution and poverty and searching for a better future, Our strength lies in our diversity, including those who came here from Africa, the Caribbean and every other corner of the world. To deny these facts would be to ignore the brightest part of our history.”Republican Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina

“America was built on the backs of immigrants from around the globe. We must honor that history, not reject it. It starts with respectful rhetoric and signing bipartisan DACA legislation.” – John Kasich, Republican Ohio Governor

“@realDonaldTrump, your mouth is the foulest shithole in the world. With what authority do you proclaim who’s welcome in America and who’s not. America’s greatness is built on diversity, or have you forgotten your immigrant background, Donald?” – Vincente Fox Quesada, former President of Mexico

Quesada put a poll on Twitter asking whether, if Trump had made this comment during the campaign last year, it would have changed the outcome of the election.  See for yourself the sad results …

Trump poll election

It would have been the same.  Sad, but almost certainly true.  It did not phase his lemmings when he called for violence at his rallies, it did not matter to them that he admitted to sexually abusing many women.  It did not matter that he was a liar and a dishonest businessman, that he was a racist and a bigot.  And so, sadly, this would not mattered to them, either.

We have seen Donald Trump at his worst … or so we thought.  Every time we think he cannot possibly sink to any lower depth of crassness, of inhumanity, of utter stupidity, he proves us wrong.  Donald Trump is the absolute most disgusting president we have ever had in the 230 year history of this nation, bar none.  If this, in combination with his other several thousand disgusting, racist, bigoted, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic comments does not convince his lemmings that he is highly unqualified for the office he holds, then I wash my hands of those lemmings, for they have brought an abomination beyond my wildest imaginings into our midst and given him the keys to our lives with impunity.

Any member of Congress who condones or ignores this better be voted out of Congress in November, for this is not the nation we are, and if they support this, then they do not … I repeat they do not … represent We The People.

Trump has been abominable before … mostly every day … but this is a new low  and I suggest we work toward getting him and his cronies out of the White House before he shows us how much lower he can go.  All those in favour, please raise your hands.  🖐️

34 thoughts on “Trump’s SHITHOLE Moment …

  1. Dear Jill.

    There is no defense for President Trump, nor anyone who supports him. I would never hire someone with racist views no matter how competent he/ or she may be. I wouldn’t have a racist as a close friend. Rs didn’t care. They got their man and their tax cuts bill.

    I left the republican party in 2016 because of what I perceived was a racist strain within the party. I left a Church when I perceived an unwillingness to speak out against this sin.

    The NY Times editorial board is finally calling him a racist.

    I get sick whenever he embarrasses us abroad.

    This coming November 2018, it will be the first time that the economy will not be the #1 factor for the voters; it will be the saving of the country’s soul and decency, The Rs backing the president don’t get this.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • I agree that there is no defense, and in their attempt to defend and justify, they look like fools. At least to most of us they do, but his followers are still wearing their blinders and think this is all great. Sigh. Hugs!!!

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      • Just to follow up on something I said in a comment somewhere, that Trump-worshiping horse trainer I talked about who praised Trump’s every move on his Facebook page (according to my FBing partner), has suddenly been voiceless since Thursday. Not one peep. I would love to know what is going on in his head these days??? I think he has either finally realized what kind of an ugly man Trump is, or he is too embarrassed to admit he Trump has crossede a line he cannot follow him over. Hey, Lyle, what’s up?

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        • While it would be nice to think he finally took his blinders off, that there was some ‘line in the sand’, and Trump finally crossed it. But he’s probably just got the flu or something, for I am finding that there simply are no limits when it comes to those who support Trump. They may stop and take a day or two to realign their values, but in the end, they will still defend his every utterance. Let me know if you hear anything more from him!

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  2. Hi Jill, I’m saddened, not at DT’s comment – he’ll have worst to say yet – but at the lack of understanding of Trump. When he was running for president I often said he should win because he is America. How so? He represents the lowest common denominator of fellowship of red neck/capitalistic/fundamentalist/God believing Archie Bunkerism forming the backbone of most Western “democracies”, but definitely of the USA and Canada. He speaks the vernacular of the land, “the Orc tongue” as Tolkien would put it. It perfectly expresses the sentiments of the majority of the ‘common people’ whom H. Clinton called the deplorables. I’ve spent my entire life (now 71) in the world I just described, among the deplorables, and her use of that term may well be the one time I agreed with her. “Deport them, they’re stealing our jobs” has always been the by-line whenever unemployment reared its ugly head, and it has always done so because it’s a part of the elitist game. (Unemployment is a managed political tool that has nothing to do with the economy.) The deplorables do not realize that Trump is their #1 enemy, and they don’t need him anyway: they are their own worst enemy because of their ignorance. The people on WordPress do not represent America, Canada, or any of their respective nations simply because the WP people are educated intellectuals who have learned to reason “stuff” for themselves. Trump and his ilk do not care about such opinion because they don’t need it: they have their deplorables; their Archie Bunker’s – by the hundreds of millions. All the DT’s need do is get enough of their ignorant supporters to the polls until they can form a dictatorship and then they can turn on their deplorables and decimate them with slavery, drudgery, generic poverty, lack of health care and disease, homelessness, drugs, prisons and work camps, famine, the draft to feed their endless wars. Trump’s shithole comment was aimed at increasing his popularity with the deplorables and I’d be willing to bet it has increased as a result. To them Trump’s comment is that of a patriot. That is the language of “the people” and that is the language of the mob. Hitler and Mussolini spoke the language of the mob. So must any would-be dictator who wants to secure himself in power. Those in the White(washed) House supporting Trump understand this. They need a figurehead under which they can establish their own dictatorial power base and Trump is it. Therefore it’s a no-brainer: Trump must be supported, protected, elevated no matter what. If he is insane, that insanity has to be turned into a positive force. If he decided to invade Russia to prove he’s not in collusion with Putin, then Russia would have to be invaded. As Leonard Cohen said, “Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
    Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed, Everybody knows that the war is over, Everybody knows the good guys lost, Everybody knows the fight was fixed, The poor stay poor, the rich get rich, That’s how it goes…

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    • Well, while I agree with much of what you say, I cannot succumb to the bleak picture you paint. What your scenario leaves out is that there are people of good conscience in this nation. There are people who fight the injustices, who are willing to spend their last dollar to buy a poor person a hot drink. There are those of us who are seeking to leave this world a little bit better place than we found it. And call me a cock-eyed optimist, byt I still, frankly, believe that those people are the ‘silent majority’. And, as I have said before, if I didn’t believe that, I could not live any more, for what would be the purpose?

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      • In my world, we make our own, individual purpose. We don’t care about winning or losing, we care about being honest to our own choices. Purpose is what life is all about. Where there is no purpose, there is no life. The sort of purpose (not role) is the tough one. Once upon a time my purpose was similar to many people I read about who oppose Trump by promoting something that is essentially no better. There is no vision where Democrats are proposed as a “change”. They’re a change of company uniform. They’ve had time to be put through the washer and dryer, and people forget that the old set had become itchy, smelly and uncomfortable, hence time to change into fresh shirt and pants… all with the same company logo of course. On the long run you’ll be facing one of two camps: the elites with most of the overt power and money, and the deplorables about to turn into mobs of burning and blood of revolutionary violence. The middle class was always a chimera, a massive consumer of capitalistic goods and a useful buffer between the two real forces. The political blindness of the middle class coupled with the greed of the elites has decimated that buffer and the few remaining alive after the “blood bath” of manufactured economic strictures still believe they have some real power within the Democratic party. They would have if they had honestly and sincerely gone over to the lower/lowest classes of their society and literally brought them up instead of allowing predatory capitalism to decimate the precarious living eked in city slums and slave-like conditions on corporate farms and box store warehouses. Infrastructures were deliberately allowed to crumbles in order to chase out the poor and gentrify entire neighbourhoods. No housing was provided for those evicted, they became the homeless. That process took place under both Dems and Reps and everybody knows it. So the change you’re looking for should be the elimination of injustice, and that will not happen by switching from one chicken-shit party to another equally chicken-shit party. Both parties belong to the billionaires and use propaganda to woo votes from the dis-empowered millions. There is no purpose there. Purpose, as I discovered after leaving politics and environmental activism, is, for me, quite simple: I serve. My own time, my own money, on my own terms. Yes, there are those “out there” who care and serve, certainly, but they were never, nor are, any kind of majority. In body numbers you could put the “servants” on one end of the scale, and the elites on the other end, and you would probably achieve balance. The billions in between? Basically purposeless fodder for the big machine.

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        • Ah, well … we will just have to be content in the knowledge that we each see the world and our place in it a bit differently. Somehow, i have a bit of a hard time thinking of myself as purposeless fodder, but … perhaps that is all any of us are. I try to do the best I can with what I have, and at the same time keep myself from going too far down the rabbit hole so that I can wake up and do it all over tomorrow. Pointless? Perhaps, but it is my purpose … that, and being kind and loving those who love me.

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  3. First, Jill, and I am sorry to have to do this, but on behalf of all of us who called ourselves “Freaks” back in our hippie days (days which I for one am still living) and on behalf of all the lemmings who were slammed as being suicidal by “FAKE NEWS” fiction filmmakers from the Disney Studio who staged the film “White Wilderness” (A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary, Cruel Camera, found the lemmings used for White Wilderness were flown from Hudson Bay to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where they did not jump off the cliff, but were in fact forced off the cliff by the camera crew. Because of the limited number of lemmings at their disposal, which in any case were the wrong sub-species, the migration scenes were simulated using tight camera angles and a large, snow-covered turntable.–Wikipedia), please apologize to all Freaks and lemmings for mentioning that azzhat Donald “Deliberately Threatening” Trump in the same sentences. Okay, my duty to Freaks and lemmings has been done.
    As for DT and his Disturbed Trumpetblowers (again, my apologies to normally “disturbed” people who can never be as disturbed as DT himself), will somebody please kick him and all his followers out of power by whatever means necessary. He is not just a blight on humanity, but a blight on Life itself (my apologies to normal blights too). This so-called “man” does not deserve to contaminate the air the rest of us have to breathe–no Amazon-like jungle or primeval forest will ever be able to make that air clean again!

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  4. Just when you think he can’t say anything worse….
    Of course he denies it. Of course this may be the truth (now there’s a novelty!). HOWEVER it says much for the opinion of many people that they can believe he would say such a thing, and he has no one but himself to blame for this perception.
    Oh by the way, does he qualify for the ‘Cluck-cluck’ award for chickening out of coming to the UK to open an embassy?
    Many people will be so disappointed; they had things planned.

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    • I don’t think anybody even noticed his denial, it was so late and namby-pamby that we all just shrugged. But I do love your idea of the cluck-cluck award … I must ponder this one. I’m sorry you are to be disappointed, for I know you had some good ideas for protests, but Tillerson, I believe, is coming instead, so perhaps you could try out your ideas on him … practice, y’know?

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      • Yeh I suppose so, but I mean. He’s rich, influential, supports Saudi Arabia, didn’t mind Russia invading the Crimea and wants everyone to burn coal and trees and bathe in Oil, him and a few dozen others. Heck some of our fluffy left would agree with him that Russia can do no wrong!
        And he comes across as kinda educated.
        You’ll have to help me out here Jill, all I’ve got so far is greeting him with the song ‘Money Makes The World Go ‘Round’ from Cabaret .

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            • Tillerson is a bit of an enigma. he is an oil man, and has not severed his ties with ExxonMobil at all, so I am suspicious of his motives, of course. But … he has tried to keep Trump from doing some disastrous things, AND … he earned one star in my book when he called Trump a ‘moron’!

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              • Hmm, that means he’ll only earn attention from the ‘USA Is All Evil’ brigade and their ditzy cousins, sincere folk who only see one side of the coin, and purveyors of ‘V for Vendetta’ masks.
                No worth me putting on my best socks for.
                Ah well business as usual.
                Thanks for looking anyhows Jill.

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                    • Yes, I’m sure you could … you had practice with Thatcher, after all. No, I think Tillerson is greedy and definitely unqualified for the position he’s in, but I don’t think he’s evil, like some in the administration are. I suspect he might even … GASP … have a heart!

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                    • It says much about the state of things where the conversation goes:
                      ‘What sort is he?’
                      ‘Greedy and possibly incompetent, but might think he means well,’
                      ‘Oh that’s ok then. A Moderate,’
                      Historians might write all this off in one scathing half a chapter, but journalists will have ample opportunities to write their ‘One Book’

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Just another nail in America’s debasing by the most disgusting POS who takes up oxygen from the atmosphere! ‘Shithole countries’? … Insulting, unacceptable and unforgivable!
    ‘“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people … He will always reject temporary, weak and dangerous stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans.” … and this defense is a load of bullshit … They ALL sicken me!!

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    • Thanks for sharing this, my friend! Yes, they all sicken me too, none more than Trump himself, but those who are glossing over his comment, or worse yet attempting to justify it. There can be no justification for this … none at all!!! Hugs ‘n love, dear friend! ❤

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  6. Yep, both arms up here too! Even tried to attach a fake one (a large ruler), but it fell off.
    The whole remark is simply disgusting. It made the news here too. Everyone is shaking their heads. – I mean, regardless of what he thinks (if you can call it that) or believes, you just don’t speak like this! This is no longer a case of “speech unworthy of an American president” – no one should speak like this! No human being has the right to talk about other human being like this. Period.

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    • You’ll get no argument from me on any of that. The entire world should be up in arms over this one, for it truly shows the sort of ‘person’ he is. Some members of Congress are outraged, but others are defending him or trying to justify it. There is, nor can there ever be, any justification. Period. And some of his followers are actually applauding. Sigh. I am so disappointed in the human race. 😥

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  7. OK, so I’m not an American yet both arms waving in the air are an indication of my disgust that the leader of any nation built on the backs of the poor could subject them to this invective. As I told Gronda yesterday, I have ordered some toilet paper bearing his face and it’s a small revenge I shall enjoy. I may even take some ex-lax.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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