It didn’t take long for President Donald Trump’s remarks about” shithole countries “ to sounds on cable bulletin.
CNN reported the president’s words–essentially confirmed by the White House–unbleeped, offering a warning of sorts for spectators about the offensive usage describing immigrants from Haiti and Africa. The Daily Beast’s own editor in chief, John Avlon, was the first the call the remark “straight-up racist” on The Extend with Jake Tapper , but many others resemble that sensibility in the following hours.
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin and Jim Acosta, along with Sen. Chris Coons( D-CT) and others, all announced Trump’s comment ” prejudiced ” Thursday afternoon. On MSNBC, that name was used by Republicans like host Nicolle Wallace and former Jeb Bush adviser Michael Steel along with Coons’ Democratic collaborator Richard Blumenthal.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the whole” shithole countries” spat represented very differently on Fox News.
It started with a tweet from prime-time multitude Tucker Carlson, who caused it be known where he digested by rendering two options.” A: El Salvador isn’t a’ shithole ,’ so they don’t need 17 years of Temporary Shielded Status, and migrants from there should be sent home immediately ,” or” Bs: El Salvador is, in fact, a’ shithole .'” In reply, one commenter offered a third option:” You’re a racist .”
The attitude on Fox News’ The Five was same.” I think it’s either fake news or if it’s true, this is how the forgotten men and women in America talk at the bar ,” Jesse Watters said.” This is how Trump relates to parties .”
” If you are in a rail in Wisconsin and you are thinking they find themselves bringing in a bunch of Haiti parties or El Salvadorians[ sic] or people from Niger, this is how some people talk ,” he sustained.” Is it graceful? No. Is it respectful or delicate? Absolutely not. Is it a little offensive? Of direction it is. But you know what? This doesn’t move the needle at all. This is how Trump is. He doesn’t care. He shoots from the hip. And if he piques some people, fine .”
Juan Williams, the sole “liberal” on the present, suggested to Watters that if Trump said the same thing about white people, Watters would have a most varied action. We know that would be true for Tucker Carlson.
” I wouldn’t say that ,” co-host Greg Gutfeld lent of Trump’s comment.” I don’t think he should say that .” But, he sustained,” You’ve got to ask why can’t citizens stay in their country and fix home countries? Why is it that they can’t do that? How do you describe a country where it’s impossible for you to fix it ?” He then joked that he’s lived in apartments like that and called them” that oath ,” contributing,” Everyone has lived in an’ s-hole .'”
As of early evening, there was one Fox commentator who was willing to condemn the president’s comments outright, and paradoxically, it was same one “whos got” Trump is fus later on the day with a Fox& Friends segment that stimulated him to go against his own government on the FISA Act.
” I’ve known him for 30 times. I know him well and like him and revere him, but this is a new low ,” Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Special Report with Bret Baier .” The language, the ethnic ramifications are deplorable and he deserves the denunciation he’s going to get .”
But even after that denouncement, Napolitano couldn’t help but foreground the positive for Trump.” The flip side got a lot of his supporters will agree with that style and elected him ,” he included,” because he works, from is high time to meter, that colour, and they will cheer him on .”
Those adherents include his sidekicks on Fox.