After Trump called Haiti, El Salvador, and several African nations “sh*thole countries” during a bipartisan Oval Office immigration meeting, he told reporters that he is the “least racist” person anyone could ever meet. That is one heck of a bold claim.
Trump’s “sh*thole countries” remark was only the beginning of his heartless assault on Haiti. Trump’s Department of Homeland Security later shut down a temporary residence program that allowed roughly 59,000 Haitians to live and work in America following the devastating earthquake in 2010.
The “least racist” president is also currently using 800,000 DACA recipients as a bargaining chip to get $25 billion for his wall at the Mexican border that is explicitly designed to keep Latinos out of America. Why would someone who isn’t racist be on the warpath to make America as white as humanly possible?
The NAACP took action against Trump’s inhumane decision to cancel the program for Haitians. The group filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The NAACP filed the suit on the premise that the DHS’ decision was “an egregious departure from the [Temporary Protected Status] statute’s requirements and an intent to discriminate on the basis of race.”
Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, stated, “Governmental decisions that target people based on racial discrimination violate our Constitution.”