Journalist to Trump: ‘Mr. President, are you a racist?’
After he asked why America accepts immigrants from “shithole” countries like Haiti and El Salvador on Thursday, a debate erupted around the world about whether President Donald Trump is a racist.
Trump signed a proclamation to honor Martin Luther King Day on Friday, and a video shows Ryan asking him a couple of questions when he finished.
Ryan followed up with, “Mr. President, will you respond to these serious questions about your statement, sir?”
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Trump used the word “shithole” during a meeting on immigration reform to refer to African countries and Haiti.
Among others, United Nations spokesperson Rupert Coleville said Trump’s reported word choice to refer to nations of non-white people is unequivocally “racist.”