Anderson Cooper broke down on-air Thursday, visibly reacting to news that President Trump had denigrated Haiti.
“The President of the United States is tired of so many black people coming to into this country,” Cooper said, tears welling in his eyes. “Tired of immigrants from Haiti and Africa being allowed in… Let’s not pretend or dance around it. The sentiment the President expressed today is a racist sentiment.”
You know what sentiment he’s referring to. Trump allegedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and a few African nations as “sh*thole countries.”
The comment was definitely crass, but it’s not yet time to bring out the pitchforks. Less than 24 hours after the story became public President Trump appeared alongside African American activists and issued a proclamation honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
“Let me be clear … the people of Haiti have been through more, they’ve withstood more, they’ve fought back against more injustice than our President ever has,” the CNN pundit continued.
“Haitians slap your hand hard when they shake it, they look you in the eye — they don’t blink. They stand tall and have dignity… It’s a dignity many in this White House could learn from. It’s a dignity the President, with all his money and all his power, could learn from as well.”
If Cooper were not woefully mistaken, his emotion would be touching. That is, if Trump really were a racist, it’s encouraging to know that journalists would be willing to fight him.
However, Trump isn’t racist.
(Source: Daily Mail)