The Washington Post reports:
Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting
"President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting.
'Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?' Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday."
Does the fact that he thinks this way about those countries and the people who live there surprise me? No. It was already as clear as could be that he's a despicable bigot. Does the fact that he doesn't know any better than to talk that way in a bipartisan meeting surprise me? Actually, yes. But only a little bit. He's clearly coming unraveled. What really continues to surprise me is the way that top Republican continue to act as if everything is just fine. But the longer they do that, the more we Democrats will gain in November. So, the human being in me is appalled, while at the same time the cold-blooded politician in me is delighted.
And both of me are curious about how Norway will react. (With more or less the same horror as normal decent people everywhere, I should imagine.)