Donald Trump has made a presidential career out of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, but now it appears as though he may have gone too far.
Former President Clinton fought back against President Trump‘s recently revealed comments in which he branded Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries” this Friday, stating that the countries the president described in his remarks “do not exist.”
“I’ve traveled and worked in Haiti, and across Africa and Central America. The countries the president described with his epithet do not exist,” Clinton stated in a recent tweet.
I’ve traveled and worked in Haiti, and across Africa and Central America. The countries the president described with his epithet do not exist. Some thoughts as we remember those lost in Haiti eight years ago today: https://t.co/iXJwEAo2f6
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) January 12, 2018
The former president, in a Facebook post, continued to offer up his admiration for the people of Haiti on the eight-year anniversary of the earthquake that cost the lives of thousands of people on the island.
“Working in Haiti, for the United Nations and as a private citizen, is one of the great honors of my life. I have found the people to be creative, hardworking, brave, and persistent,” Clinton said.
Clinton’s remarks come after The Washington Post this past Thursday reported on the president’s remarks about the countries stated during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.
Trump denied the wording of his comments in a tweet this Friday.
The comments have since sparked an outrage from both sides of the spectrum.
A frequent Trump ally, Governor Rick Scott, lashed out against the remarks, branding them as “absolutely wrong.”
Clinton’s wife and former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also tore into the remarks, dubbing them as “racist” and “ignorant.”
Donald Trump didn’t just embarrass himself with his recent comments, he embarrassed America.
Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
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