By Blake Edmunds
President Donald Trump has set the world on fire with his comments about Nigeria, El Salvador and Haiti. According to a Washington Post report, Trump lashed out during a meeting about immigration describing Nigeria and Haiti as “sh*tholes countries.” Trump also said the U.S. needs more immigrants from Norway.
His comments have been condemned by Democrats, Haiti and the United Nations, but some conservatives still support him. Right-wing commentator Ann Coulter said the president was right.
“I’ve been saying this for years, we need to recruit the descendants of Vikings, people from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and other Europeans, not some Third Worlder who doesn’t know how to use a toilet,” said Coulter in an interview with World Net Daily.
According to Mediaite, FOX News commentator Jesse Watters also defended Trump’s comments.
“Is it a little offensive? Of course. 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 offends some people, fine. There’s so many more offensive things happening the world. ISIS beheading people. There’s crime in the inner-city. There are people getting kicked off welfare,” said Watters on “The Five.” “He was talking about third world countries. You’re bringing in people that have very low skills and low education.”
Watters has his own history of racism. Last year he was forced to apologize for a “humorous” report he did on New York’s Chinatown, which contained several Asian stereotypes.
Trump was also defended by FOX News’ Tucker Carlson, who said the president’s views were widespread.
“President Trump said something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with,” said Carlson. “An awful lot of immigrants come from this country from other places that aren’t very nice. Those places are dangerous, they’re dirty, they’re corrupt, and they’re poor and that’s the main reason those immigrants are trying to come here and you would too if you live there.”