Trump called out as a 'liar' and 'racist'


Donald Trump was exposed as a liar and a racist after a senator came forward as a witness to declare that the American president did indeed say that Haiti and African countries were “shithole countries.”

Trump had taken to Twitter to flatly deny that he said “anything derogatory”, although a White House spokesman later did not deny it, and even appeared to support the highly offensive remarks.

Senator Dick Durbin, who was present when Trump made the slurs, directly contradicted the president, saying: “In the course of his comments, [Trump] said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist.”

He added: “I cannot believe in this history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.”

US politicians said that Trump had hit “rock bottom”, although some would have assumed the president couldn’t have got any lower after he retweeted repulsive anti-Muslim tweets by the Far Right extremist group Britain First last November.

Last month it was reported that Trump had said that Haitian immigrants to the US “all have AIDS” and that Nigerians would not go back to their “huts.”

Trump, who attracted the backing of the KKK and other extremist groups when he ran for president, has also been accused of giving succour to white supremacists after he failed to explicitly condemn neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He even claimed that some white extremists were “fine people” after an anti-Nazi protestor was run over and killed by a Far Right terrorist last August.

Senator Richard Blumenthal said: “This remark by the president of the United States smacks of blatant racism, the most odious and insidious racism masquerading — poorly — as immigration policy. And I’ll be very blunt, the president doesn’t speak for me as an American. He demeans America. He demeans and betrays American values by these kinds of remarks.”

The critics are right, that Trump demeans America, and the office of the president. A clear pattern is emerging of an individual who harbours deeply racist views that serve only to divide society and ferment hate and loathing, particularly from his core support in the ‘rust belt’ and ‘Bible belt’.

Many are celebrating that Trump has decided not to visit the UK this year. The charge sheet against the president on racism is so long that he could have fallen foul of the test that visitors who are ‘not conducive to the public good’ should be banned. His statements might even quality as inciting racial hatred.

There is also an argument that the US president should now be officially shunned by countries around the world, and that the British prime minister, and other leaders should agree to deal with somebody else representing the United States.