Sabrina Jacobs, the host of A Rude Awakening on the Pacifica Network station KPFA in Berkeley California, interviewed Politics Done Right host Egberto Willies about Donald Trump’s most recent racist comments.
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This interview is the second they’ve had, the first occurring right after the Comey hearings in Congress.
Donald Trump recently made some crude racist remarks during the immigration/DACA negotiations. According to CNN,
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, using vulgar terms, rejected a pitch Thursday from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security.
“Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” Trump told senators in the Oval Office, a source briefed on the meeting told CNN.
The source said Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin was explaining to him a proposal to end the visa lottery in exchange for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for countries such as El Salvador. Durbin was going through a list of TPS countries that would be covered. When he got to Haiti, Trump asked why the US wants more people from Haiti and African countries.
The Washington Post first reported Trump’s comments.
Trump later added, according to a source familiar with the meeting: “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.”
The President added that the US should get more people from countries like Norway. Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited the White House Wednesday.
This was the backdrop of the interview.
Also published on Medium.