From Vixen Strangely at Strangely Blogged:
So, the disgraceful comments that Trump is alleged to have said with respects to calling Haiti and El Salvador and the African countries from which new Americans hope to come, don’t surprise me, and I am mostly disgusted by the idea that there even should be an argument about what he meant based on whether he said “shithole” countries or “shithouse”. The jist is the same. Senators Perdue and Cotton might feel fine temporarily assuming they did not hear what he said, and then pretending they heard no “shithole commentary”. But we can all know very well what the White House immigration policy is, and in the meanwhile, Senator Graham knows what he knows, and the word is Trump even bragged to friends about dropping that nasty “shithole” statement about whole countries of people.
He said this about millions of human beings, all equal in dignity to himself, all endowed by their Creator with the inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. He said this. There should not be a mistake in pretending that this is not either anything he would have said or historically proved himself to believe.
The very worst thing he could think to say about his predecessor was that he might be born in Kenya. The people who voted for Trump don’t understand what an international boob his comments make him seem.
But this isn’t new news. Trump is a racist–big whoop. The main argument shouldn’t be “shithole” vs “shithouse” but whether his policies are unconstitutional and also really bad in outcomes and how they represent the US.