By now, if you haven’t heard about popular vote loser Donald Trump’s incredibly racist statement, you’re probably living in a cave. Just in case, allow me to clarify exactly which racist comment from Trump I’m referring to.
Last week, while speaking about immigration, Trump referred to third world countries like Haiti and many African nations as “shithole countries.”
The backlash was swift and strong, as many across the political aisles condemned Trump for such an offensive stance. But then several Republicans that were present in the room suddenly “couldn’t recall” if Trump had said it or not. Uh huh. Sure.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R. SC) has had enough and called out his cowardly colleagues:
“My memory hasn’t evolved,” Graham said. “I know what was said and I know what I said.”
“Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. I’ve always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals.”
Kudos, Senator Graham, for not suddenly forgetting what your colleagues were so quick to forget.
Of course, Trump denies saying it:
Graham urged Trump, according to a separate interview with the TV station WIS on Monday, to find a “bipartisan solution” for about 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who are facing deportation.
“It’s going to take you, Mr. President, working with Republicans and Democrats to get this done,” Graham said. “It’s not going to be done on Twitter, by tweeting, it’s going to be done by talking and understanding.”
Graham also lamented that “the discourse right now is pretty low.”
“It’s pretty embarrassing when you have to take your children out of the room just to report the news,” he said.