Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) fired back at Donald Trump on Thursday night for referring to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.” Richmond said that Trump’s slogan of “Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again.”
“President Trump’s comments are yet another confirmation of his racially insensitive and ignorant views. It also reinforces concerns that we hear every day, that the President’s slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again,” the chairman said in a statement.
Congressional Black Caucus: "The President’s slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again." pic.twitter.com/khcb34VFE6
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 12, 2018
Richmond has constantly accused Trump of showing ignorance on racial issues and was not surprised to hear Trump’s racist comments on Thursday.
“The sad part is I wasn’t surprised,” Richmond said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”
“All of the reservations we have had about negotiating with him are well-founded. President Trump is clearly more concerned with ending the future flow of immigrants from Africa and the African diaspora than providing relief to Dreamers,” Richmond said in his statement.
“Unfortunately, there is no reason to believe that we can negotiate in good faith with a person who holds such vile and reprehensible beliefs,” Richmond added.