Dozens of indecency complaints were reportedly sent to the Federal Communications Commission after news outlets covered President Donald Trump’s alleged “shithole countries” comment. According to documents obtained by Politico via a FOIA request, the explicit remark that was extensively covered uncensored on cable news networks as part of a broader conversation regarding Trump and racism — since the president’s list of “shithole countries” reportedly included Haiti and a number of African nations — led to 162 people complaining to the FCC. However, a number of those complaints were sent by Trump supporters attempting to target CNN — the president’s most-hated news network. Since CNN is a cable channel, they are not required to abide by the FCC’s indecency standards when it comes to obscenity. “They intentionally broadcast the word over 30 times to paint the President as a bigoted racist,” wrote one Trump fan triggered by the language. “CNN is Continue reading "A Bunch of Trump Supporters Triggered by CNN’s ‘Sh*thole’ Coverage Filed Language Complaints to FCC"
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s inflammatory “shithole countries” remarks about Haiti and African nations, Conan O’Brien announced he was traveling to Haiti to film an episode of his TBS program. The special, ‘Conan Without Borders,’ is scheduled to air on Saturday. In a preview clip, O’Brien invited Haitians to roast POTUS in response to the president insulting their country, stating it was “only fair to give Haitians a chance to return the favor.” And the residents of the Caribbean nation came through with some prime smack talk. “Mr. Trump, please come visit Haiti. Because every time you leave your country, you make America great again,” one man said. Another man took a shot at the president’s golfing habit, telling Trump that Haiti has beautiful gold courses for POTUS to “come cheat on.” One woman said that she wanted to send a “message of love” to Trump. Continue reading "Conan O’Brien Gives Haitians Opportunity to Roast Trump Following ‘Sh*thole’ Remarks"
After a VERY lengthy question-and-answer session with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson — who conducted President Donald Trump’s annual physical — White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took a few questions from reporters. And it quickly grew tense as she was pressed on Trump’s recently reported “shithole countries” remark, and his desire to see more immigrants from Norway. “Does a good deal include preferring white immigrants from Norway than black and brown immigrants from Haiti?” ABC’s Cecilia Vega asked the press secretary. Sanders responded “not at all” while claiming that a merit-based system is “color blind.” She added that it isn’t based on race or country of origin but whether or not an immigrant will contribute to society. “But he did he mention country of origin,” Vega shot back. “The fact is, the countries that he mentioned, one is very white and the others are very Continue reading "Cecilia Vega Grills Sarah Sanders on Trump Preferring Immigrants From Norway: ‘That’s About Race!’"
Things got a bit heated and tense at the end of an HLN debate on President Donald Trump‘s reported “shithole” comments when one panelist insinuated that another is racist. As you would imagine, the accused was none too happy. And he let it be known. During the discussion, conservative commentator Ben Ferguson confronted liberal pundit Bill Press on something he claimed Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said in the past about Mexico. In an attempt to paint Durbin as a hypocrite since the Illinois Democrat has pilloried Trump over his remarks, Ferguson pushed Press to defend Durbin supposedly calling Mexico a “hellhole” in 2013. “Ben, I have not seen that and I am not going to comment on that,” Press responded, causing Ferguson to tell him to “Google it.” “Believe it or not. I am not going to take it from you as the actual fact,” Press noted. (And Continue reading "Watch Ben Ferguson Get Bent Out of Shape After Bill Press Hints He’s a Racist"
It was widely expected that at today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen would be pressed on President Donald Trump reportedly calling immigrants from Haiti and African nations “people from shithole countries.” Over the weekend, Nielsen stated that she didn’t recall Trump making those remarks at an immigration meeting last week. Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) got things going at the hearing today when he directly confronted Nielsen on the president’s comments. Pointing out to her that she was under oath, Leahy asked the DHS chief if she heard Trump use shithole “or a substantially similar word to describe certain countries.” “I did not hear that word used, no, sir,” she responded. The Vermont lawmaker made sure Nielsen knew he was also referencing reports that the White House is essentially hanging its hat on the possibility that Trump said “shithouse” instead of “shithole” during Continue reading "DHS Secretary Confirms Under Oath Trump Used ‘Tough Language’ Regarding ‘Sh*thole’ Remarks"
Yesterday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to claim Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) “totally misrepresented” his comments during an immigration meeting last week. With Durbin having repeatedly confirmed reports that Trump called Haiti and African nations “shithole countries,” Trump hit back at Durbin by claiming he “blew DACA” while bestowing the nickname “Dicky” upon him. This morning, Durbin spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill. And while he hedged when asked to respond to Trump’s putdown, the Illinois lawmaker didn’t budge regarding his stance on what the president said during that meeting. In response to a question on GOP lawmakers impugning his credibility and stating that his recollection of the meeting was a “gross misrepresentation” of what the president said, Durbin let it be known that he wasn’t backing down. “I stand by every. Word. I said — about what was said and what happened at that meeting,” the Democratic lawmaker Continue reading "Durbin Responds to Trump’s ‘Dicky’ Putdown, Insists POTUS Said ‘Sh*thole’: ‘I Stand By Every. Word. I Said.’"
Over the past few days, the White House has been embroiled in a firestorm of controversy over Shithole-gate. As you may recall, during an immigration meeting last Thursday, President Donald Trump not only called immigrants from Haiti and African nations “people from shithole countries,” he also asked why the United States couldn’t take in more people from Norway (a country with a nearly all-white population). Trump’s remarks have placed GOP lawmakers in an awkward position — condemn the president’s comments or defend him. While meeting with constituents earlier this week, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) was pressed on the president’s words as a voter asked her about “the damage that Trump is doing to our neighbors around the world with his white supremacy talk.” Ernst’s answer caused the whole room to laugh. With Ernst claiming that leaders around the world are supportive of the president and Trump is “standing Continue reading "Iowa Voters Laugh At Joni Ernst Defending Trump By Saying He’s Standing Up For Norway"