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Why no one should believe Trump's 's-hole countries' denial
CNN ^ | January 12, 2018 | Analysis by Chris Cillizza

Posted on 01/12/2018 12:52:18 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

... So, here we are. Who do we believe: the President of the United States or a sitting Democratic senator -- and loads of media outlets (including CNN) that have confirmed that Trump used the word "shithole" to describe certain countries that were sending immigrants to the US?

We are now certain to see the disagreement play out.

The problem here for Trump is that he has a massive -- the biggest! -- credibility problem of his own making.

Trump's casual relationship with the truth extends back well before he became President. His claims about Mexico sending "rapists" and "criminals" across the border, his insistence that he saw Muslims celebrating in northern New Jersey on the night of September 11, 2001, his suggestion that Sen. Ted Cruz's father might have been involved in the assassination of President John Kennedy, his alleged initial support for the war in Iraq, his longtime belief that President Barack Obama was not born in this country -- all provably false.

In short: Nothing in Trump's political or professional life lends him the sort of credibility that should convince you he didn't say what we all know he said on Thursday in the Oval Office. In fact, everything we know from even the most surface-level study of Trump's 71 years on Earth suggests he absolutely, 100% said "s-hole countries."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bias; fakenews; journalism; media
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1 posted on 01/12/2018 12:52:18 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Been there. Yes, they are s*holes.

The point being made is that the governments of these countries AND their people need to clean them up.

As long as everyone can run to the west, nothing will ever change in those countries where no one wants to stay.


2 posted on 01/12/2018 12:54:09 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Perfectly alright with me if he said it. Throw in the islamist countries too.


3 posted on 01/12/2018 12:54:17 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“...So, here we are. Who do we believe: the President of the United States or a sitting Democratic senator — and loads of media outlets (including CNN) that have confirmed that Trump used the word “shithole” to describe certain countries that were sending immigrants to the US?...”

The President of the United States...

That was easy...


4 posted on 01/12/2018 12:55:27 PM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Believe CNN or Trump.
This is a puzzle.
Not.


5 posted on 01/12/2018 12:55:33 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: OpusatFR

We’re supposed to believe Obama when he says he’s a Christian, despite the evidence. We’re supposed to believe Dick Durbin when he has no proof? Geez.


6 posted on 01/12/2018 12:55:40 PM PST by oldplayer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nothing to deny.

Haiti is a shithole. As are most countries in Africa. Ask anyone who lives there and why they want to move to the USA.

Being in favor of productive immigrants from Asia and Europe who would not immediately be on the public dole is not a bad thing. Most countries have requirements of self-sufficiency before immigration. Heck, Mexico has extensive ones.

Only the USA and Europe (and Israel, although we told everyone to pound sand) are required to commit self-destruction of their countries by the importation of less-than-desirable immigrants.


7 posted on 01/12/2018 12:56:04 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: onedoug

“Perfectly alright with me if he said it. Throw in the islamist countries too.”

Yup.


8 posted on 01/12/2018 12:56:32 PM PST by ought-six (Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A member of the most corrupt enterprise in the world lecturing about truthfulness.


9 posted on 01/12/2018 12:57:11 PM PST by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is all about creating a smoke screen to hide from the base that Trump killed their amnesty plan yesterday.

Durbin started it to avoid being asked why he didn’t get amnesty through like they’ve all promised.

That’s all this is.


10 posted on 01/12/2018 12:57:11 PM PST by Jonny7797
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This guy looks like a douchebag. I can’t wait for the fake news awards. CNN is really working for theirs.


11 posted on 01/12/2018 12:57:15 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why do you post columns from him?


12 posted on 01/12/2018 12:57:26 PM PST by TakebackGOP
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“$hit hole” is a place not a race. Cnn is a $hit hole.


13 posted on 01/12/2018 12:57:47 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: onedoug

I hope eh said it. Reality is shocking to people like the aptly named Dick Durbin.


14 posted on 01/12/2018 12:58:38 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I did wonder if Trump seemed slow to deny it because CNN and other trash would just add “liar” to their false accusations.


15 posted on 01/12/2018 12:59:01 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: raiderboy

I think they are upset the President stole their brand.


16 posted on 01/12/2018 12:59:21 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Elitist speak: Third World Country

Trumpspeak: Sh*thole

17 posted on 01/12/2018 1:01:08 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

On the other hand nobody in the MSM can deny that those places are sh****les. It may be rude to call a drunk a drunk, but it’s not inaccurate. The President is doing the world a favor by speaking the harsh truth.


18 posted on 01/12/2018 1:01:20 PM PST by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We MAGA)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Chrissie, even those in airports watching tv hate you. Shut up.


19 posted on 01/12/2018 1:01:49 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Hurtling deplorable! V.S.G. full steam ahead MAGA!!!)
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To: TakebackGOP
Why do you post columns from him?

To give Freepers a chance to mock him without clicking the CNN fake news site.

20 posted on 01/12/2018 1:01:57 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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