Well, a real president once elected, becomes president for all Americans, or tries to. Not Trump. Who didn’t even win a popular majority.
Asterisks removed in headline – if the BBC can publish the word “shithole”, so can The Independent. He said, accurately describing Trump as racist:
“For the President to believe that Haitians have not contributed extraordinary things to American society, that is ignorant. For him to claim that all the countries of Africa are ‘shitholes’ is woefully ignorant.
“Perhaps the White House feels the President’s remarks will be well received in some parts of this country, among some parts of the President’s base. But it doesn’t make what he said any less ignorant or any less racist. Not racial. Not racially charged. Racist.”
Fellow CNN host Don Lemon also attacked Mr Trump over his “disgusting” remarks, declaring: “The President of the United States is racist. A lot of us already knew that.”
Perhaps Trump is playing to his fascist and racist base, the ones who think the sun shines out of Trump’s own shithole. But he hasn’t impressed anyone else with this. This is a flailing and failing presidency, a disaster without precedent in US history.
Trump is an immoral vacuum, without a decent bone in his corpulent body. Aside from his base, who likes him? I’m not even sure his family do.