The same man who called neo-Nazis “very fine people” is now attempting to keep Bahamian survivors of Hurricane Dorian out of the United States because there could be “very bad people” among them.
Yes, Donald Trump just said that.
Speaking to reporters outside the White House, the president — who has made strict immigration regulations a pillar of his presidency — said that “everyone needs totally proper documentation.”
“The Bahamas has some tremendous problems with people going to the Bahamas that weren’t supposed to be there,” Trump said.
“I don’t want to allow people that weren’t supposed to be in the Bahamas to come into the United States, including some very bad people and some very bad gang members and some very, very bad drug dealers.”
It doesn’t come as a surprise that Trump would say this. He has been attacking migrants from southern countries since he announced his presidency in 2015.
Since he took office in 2016, Trump has made multiple efforts to stem the inflow of migrants, mainly from Central America.
Authorities in the Bahamas have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 45, one week after the storm battered the archipelago.