The truth-averse Dicky Durbin is standing by his statement while simultaneously admitting he might have gotten the word wrong. Typical.
Senator Durbin is sort of walking back his claim that President Trump used the term ‘sh*thole countries’ in reference to some African nations as well as Haiti.
The controversy about the President saying ‘sh*thole’ in reference to some countries that are, indeed, sh*tholes, has caused CNN to ‘jump the shark’ and in their outrage of the term — they said it uncensored on air 195 times on Friday.
In the contest for Most Offended News Network after President Trump reportedly referred to African nations as “s***hole” countries, CNN wins hands down. NewsBusters staff combed through CNN transcripts on Nexis for the S-hole word in the 24 hours of January 12 – the first full day after The Washington Post reported the controversy – and found CNN staffers and CNN guests uncorked the profanity 195 times in one day.
Personally, I don’t care what President Trump said. That’s because I believe that the United States is the greatest country in the world, (no thanks to the Democrats!) and that, in comparison, most other countries are sh*tholes.
And really, he’s not the first leader to say something like that. Check out Doug’s latest video, it puts the controversial comment in context:
Did you know that a great swath of Haitians doesn’t have indoor plumbing 8 years after the devastating earthquake?
Tate Watkins gives a first-hand account in an article for Reason magazine:
I spent nearly four years working in Haiti, first as an economics journalist and then as the manager of a coffee-farming venture. As I wrote in Haitian Coffee Grows on Trees, my book about my time there: “Over half of all Haitians are undernourished, compared to just 15 percent of Dominicans. Just one in four Haitians has access to a toilet. More than half of all adults cannot read. Money sent home by friends and family who live abroad powers almost a quarter of the economy. That’s not too surprising once you know a figure that development economist Michael Clemens often cites: 80 percent of Haitians who have escaped poverty have done so not by staying in their own country but by leaving for the United States.” Only about one in five Haitians have a job that pays a steady wage. The rest work informally, or not at all.
Merchants truck the dirt from the central town of Hinche to the La Saline market, a maze of tables of vegetables and meat swarming with flies. Women buy the dirt, then process it into mud cookies in places such as Fort Dimanche, a nearby shantytown.
Carrying buckets of dirt and water up ladders to the roof of the former prison for which the slum is named, they strain out rocks and clumps on a sheet, and stir in shortening and salt. Then they pat the mixture into mud cookies and leave them to dry under the scorching sun.
The finished cookies are carried in buckets to markets or sold on the streets.
A reporter sampling a cookie found that it had a smooth consistency and sucked all the moisture out of the mouth as soon as it touched the tongue. For hours, an unpleasant taste of dirt lingered.
Source: National Geographic
Lovely. Sounds like a tropical paradise, amirite?
But the worldwide Media is up in arms about it and are labeling Trump as racist because of it. Why? Because President Trump couldn’t be talking about the leftist/globalist/socialist/corrupt ideologies that permeate these places that cause them to become as fantastic as an outhouse. Nope. It’s because he’s a flaming racist.
Watch Senator Dicky Durbin half-walk it back here. President Trump might have said ‘sh*thouse‘ and not ‘sh*thole‘, though Durbin stands by his own statements because he recalls ‘very clearly’ what he heard — except that he might’ve gotten it wrong.
Sen Durbin this morning stands by his previous comments about what Pres Trump said in DACA meeting pic.twitter.com/AAgCEfBCJW
— Tony Arnold (@tonyjarnold) January 15, 2018
The President has denied that he said the phrase, as did Sens. Cotton and Perdue.
Because of Durbin’s insistence on President Trump having used the word ‘sh*thole’, Sen. Durbin was given his Forever Name by the POTUS via Twitter:
Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2018
Frankly, Sen. Durbin has a history of lying.
In 2013, Politico reported another time Durbin alleged that a Republican made a ‘controversial statement’ in a private meeting.
“In a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told [President Barack Obama]: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you,’” Durbin wrote in a post on his Facebook page over the weekend.
However, both the White House and the House speaker’s office denied Durbin’s account of events.
Asked about the post in the White House daily briefing, press secretary Jay Carney said he checked with a participant of the meeting in question.
“I looked into this and spoke with somebody who was in that meeting and it did not happen,” Carney said.
Senator Dicky Durbin is like one of those annoying, whiny, tattle-tales that you knew in elementary school who would run to the teacher with every minuscule thing.
Frankly, Dicky Durbin is just pushing a ‘nontroversy’ not a ‘controversy’.
Remember that, Illinois, when it’s time to decide what to do in the voting booth.
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