Baltimore’s mayor was among a number of Maryland electeds who strongly condemned President Donald Trump’s unfiltered, xenophobic label for several countries.
“Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” the president of the United States posed during a Thursday meeting on immigration with U.S. Senate and House members, according to The Washington Post.
He was referring to El Salvador, Haiti and African countries from which some immigrants would have been protected in a deal for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Trump rejected.
His remarks offended Baltimore’s mayor.
“Like all Americans who embrace decency and the values of diversity and inclusion, and who celebrate what made America great in the first place, I’m appalled by these latest comments of President Donald Trump regarding Haitians and people of African nations,” she said in a Tweeted statement. “They reinforce abhorrent racist attitudes, and evidence the lack of knowledge, understanding, and empathy we expect of the person who occupies the highest office in the land.”
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