“The President is a Racist”: Celeb’s Angry Tweets over “Sh*thole” Countries
by G. Brown
Only twelve days in to 2018 and I have to break one of my resolutions not to dwell on the negative and be triggered by the ignorant rants of others. Well, this is worth falling off the resolution wagon.
Friday’s Twitter feeds look more like Alanta’s I-285 after a multi-car collision during morning rush. Carnage, crashes and wrecks everywhere as people reacted to Trump’s rant during an Oval Office meeting on DACA and immigrants. Trump reportedly said we [America] don’t want people coming here from “sh*thole countries” like Africa and Haiti, but people from countries like Norway.
The comments left politicians, foreign leaders, athletes, you, me–basically the whole world furious. Since we can’t show all the tweets, TRN will just share how a few of our favorite celebs responded…
The president is a racist. He has been for his entire public life. If you vote(d) for him, you do so because of that or despite that. We need a multi-racial anti-racist coalition to defeat him and try to heal our nation.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 12, 2018
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 11, 2018
I’ve heard, or read the President’s “shithole” quote a lot today. We are the first generation of parents who have to teach our little kid’s … “DON’T TALK LIKE THE PRESIDENT”!
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) January 12, 2018
You can keep telling me that this man and support of him isn’t rooted in racial hostility. I’ll just keep reading what he says and watching you still support him. https://t.co/B0g0TuCPB1
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) January 11, 2018
I was on a flight without wifi for 3 hrs. Land and immediately read Trump reportedly opened his pie-hole to insult immigrants…again.
I can’t with this freaking troglodyte. Just can’t.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 11, 2018
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 11, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump, your mouth is the foulest shithole in the world. With what authority do you proclaim who’s welcome in America and who’s not. America’s greatness is built on diversity, or have you forgotten your immigrant background, Donald?
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) January 11, 2018
The United States is supposed to take people from shithole countries. That’s the whole point, you dotard.
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) January 12, 2018
I’m just gonna start calling him president Shithole.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 11, 2018
By Friday, Trump was rapping that Diddy refrain from Janet Jackson’s “Son of a Gun” remix “It wasn’t me!” Trump denied he made the comment, though several others confirmed he did. Even a bogus proclamation signing for MLK day flanked by some of his favorite house negroes was veneer thin to most. It was more deflection and subterfuge. Which is why perhaps one of the most insightful and on point tweets came from Questlove…
Whenever he throws a newsbite grenade distraction I wonder what he just snuck under the radar? 💩🍊
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) January 11, 2018
Trump seems to be following his 2017 pattern of heading into the weekend with incendiary, divisive comments as if to force Americans to spend their weekends thinking about him and fuming over his comments and tweets. I refuse. I’d rather take Merlin’s approach of defeating Trump–um Mab by ignoring her. The premise being what you don’t feed into dies. My new resolution for 2018, I can read or hear his nonsense, say a few choice words under my breath and move on. This man is not worthy of my thoughts, my time, my life. Or as Anna Navarro tweeted it, “I can’t with this freaking Troglodyte. Just can’t.”