OPINION | Barry Richard: I’ve Been to Haiti and Trump Is Right
Let's see, the Democrats are threatening to shut down the government to protect the so-called DACA kids, or dreamers from being deported to what are essentially S***HOLE countries. But, let Trump call them S***HOLE countries, if in fact he did, and heads explode all over the place. Is there someone in charge of deciding what the outrage of the day is going to be?
Does anyone care to dispute that Haiti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, and Somalia are S***HOLES? I've been to Haiti several times. It's a S***HOLE! I love Haiti and adore her people but there is no denying the truth.
Bottom line is that for years Democrats and Republicans have moaned about the need to reduce the flow of illegal and legal aliens from poor and oppressive countries because they put a strain on our economy and contribute little. Many of them may be nice people but if they are collecting benefits they are not helping America to thrive.
Many folks back the Trump Administration's call for merit-based immigration. Those looking to relocate here should be able to provide for themselves, contribute in some way to society and want to assimilate. What's wrong with that?
So, Trump said the "S" word during a private, closed-door meeting of the "Five White Guys," as Nancy Pelosi referred to them and like gossipy little school girls the Democrats couldn't wait to squeal to the media.
Funny, I don't remember so much outrage when Vice President Joe Biden dropped the "F" word on a live mic.This daily outrage has got to stop. It is painstakingly childish and disingenuous.
Haiti and the other countries mentioned by Trump are S***HOLES otherwise their people would not be clamoring for the exits. maybe we should do more to assist them so that they are no longer S***HOLES but, to deny the truth is ludicrous.
By the way, I hope that all of you new found Haiti lovers take a moment to remember the 300,000 Haitians who perished on this day eight years ago as a result of a massive earthquake.
Editor's Note: Barry Richard is the afternoon host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from Noon-3pm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.