Earlier today, Palmer Report pointed out that Donald Trump’s brief attempt at looking reasonable had already come to an abrupt end. He tried showing off his supposed newfound mental stability for the cameras earlier this week while meeting with both parties about immigration reform. But a Twitter rant about President Obama spying on him meant that the real Trump was back. Sure enough, hours later, he had a profane racist meltdown about immigrants in the Oval Office.
Members of Congress met with Trump today to further discuss immigration reform behind closed doors. But Trump began to lose his cool when legislators kept reminding him of the need to include immigrants from places like Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. Finally, according to a Washington Post report (link). Trump got frustrated and and burst out with “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” While some of the nations being discussed are impoverished, Trump appears to equate “shithole” with “predominantly Black” or “predominantly Hispanic.”
That same WaPo report says that the members of Congress in the Oval Office with Trump were “taken aback” by his racist tirade. This came just hours after Trump went on an angry Twitter rant about the FISA surveillance warrants, granted by a judge, which federal investigators used to surveil his criminal campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Trump falsely accused President Obama of being behind it: “This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?”
Donald Trump has spent years falsely claiming President Obama was secretly born in Kenya, a blatantly racist lie. Now Trump is falsely claiming Obama was spying on his campaign, when this could not possibly have been the case. He’s doing it on the same day that he’s ranting about immigrant countries in racist fashion. There seems to be a pattern here.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report