The next big anti-Trump gambit is upon us, as the Left has found the next issue on which they’re going to attack Trump relentlessly. On Thursday, a report came out that claims the president refers to nations like El Salvador, Haiti, and many African nations as “sh**holes countries.”
As you’d expect, the media’s in an uproar, acting like it’s the most offensive thing imaginable, despite the fact they routinely talk about their fellow conservative Americans and the places they live in the same disparaging way. The firestorm has only just begun, but one Fox News host has already offered up the most honest and measured response you’re likely to find.
As reported at the Hill, Fox News host Tucker Carlson questioned the media’s backlash to Trump’s supposed characterization of third world countries, pointing out the hard truth. He said it would be intellectually dishonest to pretend that one would rather live in a train-wreck of a nation like Haiti than a place like Norway.
“So if you say Norway is a better place to live and Haiti is kind of a hole, well anyone who’s been to those countries or has lived in them would agree. But we’re jumping up and down, ‘Oh, you can’t say that.’ Why can’t you say that?” Carlson remarked.
Jesse Waters, another Fox News host also defended Trump, saying that the “forgotten men and women,” who the Left routinely mocks as morons from backwater hellholes, would agree with what the president said.
Carlson explained that this is a non-story, as the president curses all the time and uses brash language when discussing any issue.
“An awful lot of immigrants come from this country from other places that aren’t very nice,” Carlson continued. “Those places are dangerous, they’re dirty, they’re corrupt, and they’re poor and that’s the main reason those immigrants are trying to come here and you would too if you live there.”
The media’s making this bigger than it is precisely because it fits their narrative that Trump’s a racist. With immigration reform currently being hashed out, and leftists general belief that every third-worlder deserves to be an American, these comments are the perfect opportunity to concern-troll the nation and express their faux-outrage.
On top of that, on Monday, Trump revoked the protected status of 200,000 Salvadorans, who’ve been sheltering in the US precisely because of how crappy their own nation is. They were granted the protections because their nation is a poverty-stricken humanitarian disaster, so we let them in as pseudo-refugees. Now, however, they have until 2019 to leave the country or find another way to stay in the US legally.
While Carlson waded into controversy during his prime-time show, he upped the ante on Twitter, saying that if El Salvador weren’t a “sh*thole” then it wouldn’t need the extended protections.
“Option A: El Salvador isn’t a ‘shithole,’ so they don’t need 17 years of Temporary Protected Status, and migrants from there should be sent home immediately. Option B: El Salvador is, in fact, a ‘shithole,'” Carlson tweeted.
Don’t be duped by the crocodile tears leftists are shedding over this “controversy.” It’s kabuki theatrics designed to generate outrage and further undermine the president. The way Trump characterized these nations is incredibly accurate, and it’s no worse than the kinds of things the left-wing media says about conservative America on a nightly basis.