The New York Times is reporting that Trump made some insensitive comments about immigrants and specifically Haitians when he read a report about immigrants flooding into America despite his efforts.
From the Hill:
President Trump, while complaining earlier this year about immigration levels during his first months in office, reportedly suggested that Haitian immigrants “all have AIDS.”
According to a New York Times report, Trump did not only single out Haitian immigrants. He also said that Nigerians who gained entrance to the U.S. would never “go back to their huts” in Africa, and that Afghan immigrants came from a terrorist haven.
The remarks came during a meeting in June in which the president reportedly lashed out at what he deemed inadequate efforts to curb the number of foreigners receiving U.S. visas, according to the Times.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied the report.
The White House denied to the Times that Trump ever used “AIDS” or “huts” to refer to immigrants from any country, and several people who attended the meeting said that they did not recall the president using such language.
None of this matters. Even if it were proven to be true, which it hasn’t been, half of his supporters would applaud and laugh at derogatory comments he might make about immigrants, and the other half will simply say the media made it up. Repeat after me: Noooothing really matters….