Regardless of whether or not Trump actually said the words, "Shithole countries"—and even if certain Republicans who were there, and didn't remember shitholes hitting the fan until a sudden case of recollection in favor of the No. 1 Liar-in-Chief hit them several days after the backlash—the racist sentiment was clear.
Now, a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who are fed up with his behavior are boycotting his State of the Union address at the end of the month. Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson is the latest Dem to join the group, which includes Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-or). In a statement released today, the Miami-based Wilson cited his "racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations" as the reason. Read her full condemnation below.
“I should be disappointed by reports that President Trump thinks that Haiti, El Salvador and African nations are ‘shithole countries’ and that he has a decided preference for immigrants from countries like Norway, but I’m not. Nor am I surprised.
“It is a travesty that our nation is being led by someone who demeans the presidency at every opportunity by word, tweet and deed. The United States would not be the great nation that it is without the contributions of immigrants from all over the world, including American-born citizens of African, Caribbean and Latino descent, a fact that Mr. Trump willfully ignores.
“His comments are yet another sign that people of color cannot count on this administration to create an agenda that treats all Americans fairly, regardless of their race, creed or color. To them I say, don’t get mad. Vote.”
More from the horses' mouths:
‘I respect the office of the president, Donald Trump does not. He lies to the American people. He sows discord and discontent … It is embarrassing to watch. I’m not going to waste my time.’ — Rep. Earl Blumenauer explains why he’s boycotting the State of the Union pic.twitter.com/QPE5skrjtz
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 10, 2018