Anderson Cooper slammed the current president after Donald Trump called African nations ‘s***hole countries!’ The TV anchor just said what we were all already thinking – his comments were nothing but ‘ignorant‘ and ‘racist!’
Just a few hours after reports started claiming that Trump supposedly referred to Haiti and other African nations as ‘s***hole countries.’ Anderson Cooper shot back!
Anderson Cooper: "Not racial. Not racially charged. Racist … The sentiment the President expressed today is a racist sentiment" https://t.co/uZZKQOhfTv
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 12, 2018
‘James Baldwin, the great American, said that ignorance allied with power’s the most ferocious enemy justice can ever have. Ignorance allied with power. For the President of the United States to believe that Haitians haven’t contributed extraordinary things to the American society’s ignorant. To claim that all countries in Africa are ‘sh*tholes’ is woefully ignorant,’ the man started.
Cooper went on to stress that as shocking and disturbing as these beliefs Trump shared are, they’re in fact, nothing new on his part.
‘Three weeks prior, the New York Times reported something else the president said about Haitians at yet another meeting at the White House. He reportedly said, ‘they [Haitians] all have AIDS.’ And said Nigerians ‘live in huts.’ The White House denied he said those things at the time; three weeks ago. They’re not denying he said these comments today, spoken in a room with bipartisan lawmakers,’ Anderson stated.
He then theorized that some of his supporters and people in some parts of the country might receive his offensive comments pretty well.
But, of course, that does not make what the president said ‘any less ignorant or less racist.’
Were you shocked to hear that Donald Trump went so far as to say such blatantly racist things?