Colorado Editorials

Denver Post: Trump’s vulgar immigration remarks once again reveal his true colors

Author: The Denver Post Editorial Board - January 13, 2018 - Updated: January 12, 2018

So much for our “stable genius” president’s promise earlier this week to work toward meaningful immigration reform. His now infamous remarks questioning why the United States of America should accept immigrants from Haiti and some African nations suggest his mind is too cluttered with racial animus for anything of value to ever filter through.

Hopefully our nation’s elected officials can fill the leadership gap, but here too, we don’t see a lot of promise. Too many Republicans either remained silent or muted in their response to Trump’s latest degradation of the office.

It is with a great sadness and weariness that we write these words. The president of the United States of America asked a group of senators discussing a provision of legislation to protect Dreamers that would shield African immigrants why he should want “all these people from shithole countries,” adding that he would prefer instead people from places like Norway.


The Denver Post Editorial Board