The left is using the alleged "s***hole" remark by Trump about Haiti to push the "Trump is a racist" narrative." Now Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blows a hole in that argument.
While on NBC's "Meet the Press" with host Chuck Todd, Paul talked about what Trump did as a private citizen for Haiti. Paul revealed that Trump was a financial backer of medical mission trips to Haiti. These trips helped hundreds of Haitians with life-changing surgeries.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 15, 2018
Paul touched on the alleged "s***hole comments by Trump, saying:
"You know, I don’t think the comments were constructive at all, but I also think that to be fair we shouldn’t draw conclusions that he didn’t intend."
"I know personally about his feelings towards Haiti and toward Central America because when I was not a candidate for president and he wasn’t a candidate for president I went down there on a medical mission trip," Paul continued. "I did about 200 cataract surgeries with a group of surgeons in Haiti and the same in Central America, and when we asked Donald J. Trump as a private citizen to support those trips, he was a large financial backer of both medical mission trips."
"So I think it’s unfair to sort of draw conclusions from a remark that I think wasn’t constructive is the least we can say, and it’s unfair to all of a sudden paint him as 'he’s a racist' when I know for a fact he cares very deeply about the people in Haiti because he helped finance a trip where we were able to get vision back for 200 people in Haiti," Paul concluded.
Watch the video:
Rand Paul: Trump isn't prejudiced against Haiti because he "was a large financial backer" of my medical mission trips there. pic.twitter.com/M16arfUHng
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 14, 2018
It's also important to note that Trump has denied making the "s***hole" comment. But the left never let's facts get in the way of their argument.
Regardless, there is no way for the left to discredit the actions Trump took as a private citizen to help Haiti in a time of need. Did Trump say something mildly offensive when asked about Haiti? Most likely, but it's important to look at the big picture. He is looking out for our country and the type of people who enter it.