The liberal media in this country has been in an uproar this week about comments President Trump allegedly made during a cabinet meeting discussing immigration with a bipartisan group of Senators.
Several Senators, including Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham accused Trump of calling certain countries “shithole countries” and asking why we are focused on increasing immigration from these countries instead of places like Norway.
President Trump and the White House have denied these allegations.
“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!”
Senator Rand Paul went on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning to give his take on the remarks by President Trump and the allegations from Democrats that he is racist.
“I know personally about his feelings toward Haiti and toward Central American because … I went down there on a medical mission trip. I did about 200 cataract surgeries with a group of surgeons in Haiti and the same in Central America and when we asked Donald J. Trump, as a private citizen, to support the trips he was a large financial backer of those medical mission trips. So, I think it’s unfair to draw conclusions from a remark [made during this meeting.]”
BOOM! This is the kind of stuff that liberals hate hearing because it completely destroys their false narrative that they constantly push.
Another report from politico:
Sen. Rand Paul came to President Donald Trump’s defense Sunday, arguing it is unfair to label Trump a racist over reported comments about immigration from “shithole” countries.
“I don’t think the comments were constructive at all,” Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “But I also think that to be fair, we shouldn’t draw conclusions that he didn’t intend.”
Trump’s racially charged comments during a meeting last week with lawmakers were reported to have been directed toward African countries, Haiti and El Salvador, as he questioned why the U.S. doesn’t allow more people from countries like Norway.
Instead, Paul, an ophthalmologist, cited financial backing Trump provided for visits he and other surgeons made to Haiti and Central America to perform eye surgeries.
“I think it’s unfair then to sort of all of a sudden paint him, ‘Oh, well, he’s a racist,’ when I know, for a fact, that he cares very deeply about the people in Haiti because he helped finance a trip where we were able to get vision back for 200 people in Haiti,” Paul said.
The dust-up is “destroying the setting” for a potential immigration deal, the senator contended.
“You can’t have an immigration compromise if everybody’s out there calling the president a racist,” Paul added. “They’re actually destroying the setting. And he’s a little bit of it, but both sides now are destroying the setting in which anything meaningful can happen on immigration.”
Pressed by host Chuck Todd on the racial implications of Trump’s comments — that they could be read as wanting more white people than people of color to come to the U.S. — Paul argued the comments would have been less controversial if worded differently.
The controversy, he said, “gets into the valid legitimate debate over immigration as to how do we choose.”
“Let’s take the whole scenario and put different words in there and let’s say, ‘We’d rather have people from economically prosperous countries than economically deprived countries.’ Or, ‘We realize that there are more problems in economically deprived countries, therefore there’s a bigger impetus for them to want to come,’” Paul said. “Then it wouldn’t have been so controversial.”
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