Strangely enough, possibly because the world is full of globalists who fail to watch Fox News and didn’t even vote for Donald Trump, a whole bunch of foreigns are reacting to Donald Trump’s comments about “shithole countries” as if he were a racist instead of merely an honest man who just calls ’em as he sees ’em. Maybe because he’s so honest about being a racist.
Here’s UN Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville condemning Trump’s comments at a meeting in Geneva.
“Shocking and shameful”: comments from the President of the United States go “against universal values” according to @UNHumanRights spox Rupert Colville speaking in Geneva today pic.twitter.com/a5D6v4E4mg
— UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) January 12, 2018
“I’m sorry, but there’s no other word one can use but racist,” Colville said, responding to reporters at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. “You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘shitholes’ whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.”
OK, yeah, but YOUR name is RUPERT! Think that’s some kind of tough guy name? Cause it isn’t. It’s not tough at all.
Since Trump singled out Haiti for extra criticism, wondering “Why do we need more Haitians?” and adding “Take them out,” you might expect Haiti’s government would be pretty pissed at us, not that we’d even know, because of course Trump hasn’t even nominated an ambassador to Haiti. And now he might just not, ever, to teach them a lesson about being all Haitian and stuff. Haiti’s government nonetheless condemned Trump’s remarks as racist, and summoned US charge d’affaires Robin Diallo to explain his country’s alleged leader’s alleged remarks.
Hugo Martinez, El Salvador’s foreign minister, acted as if Trump were somehow capable of shame, pointing out that “a good part of those who helped rebuild New Orleans after Katrina were Salvadoran. I feel proud to be Salvadoran.” Which is all fine and well, but has the foreign minister of El Salvador, whose name sounds suspiciously Mexican, ever stood for “The Star Spangled Banner” during a football game? DIDN’T THINK SO. Also, US Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes tweeted, in Spanish,
I have had the privilege to travel around this beautiful country and meet thousands of Salvadorans. It is an honor to live and work here. We remain 100% committed.
It’s only a matter of time before Trump demands Manes be investigated for treason. You don’t betray your president like that.
Some of the foreigns got downright disrespectful of the Great Man. Somalia’s information minister, Abdirahman Omar Osman, suggested to CNN that the comments sounded so insane that no real president would say them:
It sounds like fake news to me […] If it’s real, it doesn’t need a response. Those comments do not deserve a response.
Stands to reason someone in Somalia would be pretty adept at finding shade.
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox gave Trump precisely the reply he deserved: