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Watch: Ex CIA Chief Unloads On ‘Disgraceful’ Trump Presidency — ‘We Should Be Ashamed’

Former deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center Phil Mudd unloaded on President Trump’s “shithole” comment on Thursday, saying that “we should be ashamed” of the president.

“A century ago we called people slant eyes … and now they’re a backbone of this country,” Mudd said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”. “In the 1940s, we called people traitors because they came from a sh*thole country called Japan and were ashamed.”

“We called people spicks and wetbacks,” he went on. “The president is growing this country on the backbone of bigotry that comes from when I saw my family called spicks, wops and wetbacks. We should be ashamed. we’ve learned way too many lessons and history will tell you, if you don’t read history, you’ll repeat them. That’s what our president did for us today.”

Mudd, who is a CNN counterterrorism analyst, compared the president’s remarks to past instances of discrimination against immigrants from foreign nations, such as the internment of Japanese immigrants in the U.S. during World War II.

Trump on Thursday referred to Haiti and multiple African countries as “shithole countries” during an immigration meeting in the Oval Office, where lawmakers brought up the possibility of returning protected status to countries whose citizens were allowed temporary shelter in the U.S.

Mudd, who is a CNN counterterrorism analyst, compared the president’s remarks to past instances of discrimination against immigrants from foreign nations, such as the internment of Japanese immigrants in the U.S. during World War II.

The former U.S. official said the remarks reminded him of derogatory terms aimed at his family of Italian and Irish immigrants and called himself a “proud shitholer.”

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