Forget about the elephant, it was the expletive in the room when President Trump met with legislators to discuss immigration reform that is getting all the attention. Unless you have been living in a cave this past week you know what I’m talking about.
I wasn’t there. Some who were said he uttered the expletive, some said he was misquoted or misunderstood. Who knows? Dennis Prager said it best, “There are few filters between President Donald Trump’s mind and mouth.” Given his customary arrogance and abrasiveness, I will not quibble over whether or not he said it. For the sake of this article I will assume he did.
Was Trump being racist
What are we to make of a President that described certain African nations and Haiti as, well, you know, compared to countries like Norway?
Joan Walsh of CNN was quick to characterize Trump’s words as racist, but when Rich Lowry of National Review asked her which one would she like to live in, Norway or Haiti, she refused to say. Lowry wasn’t asking about the disparate climates. Would someone say she is a racist?
It is not racist to recognize that many African countries and Haiti are rife with rank political corruption that render their respective governments unable to adequately serve the needs of their citizens. Is it any wonder they want to leave those nations and come to America? How many Americans wish to migrate from here to there?
These are some of the facts fake news journalists do not want to report. Should we accept immigrants vetted by countries in functional disarray, or are willing or unable to prevent the export of terrorism to America? I do not think his comment was racist, but was a recognition of the dysfunctional governments of those countries that we need to guard against with our immigration polices.
His remarks were uncalled for
That being said, the debasement of foreign countries with crass characterizations was uncalled for and senseless. Any President, especially one who claims to be a Christian, as the chief spokesman of our country should represent all that is good and noble about America and not drag us through the mud.
Paul told the Colossians, “Let your speech always be with grace,” Colossians 4:6. Trump would do well to read and practice what Paul said.
Knowing what he says can make the news at any time; he should guard his words at all times. During Trump’s campaign James Dobson of Focus on the Family dismissed his antics saying he was a “baby Christian.” Trump needs to grow up. I have grandchildren that know better than to do and say the things he does.
Who’s being fake
When the news media reports unflattering things about him, Trump is quick to call it “fake news.” They report that since taking office a year ago Trump has misrepresented the truth more than 2,000 times.
He needs to be careful, they may start calling him the fake President; he already has me thinking he’s a fake Christian.