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In a meeting with Congressional leaders where he rejected a bipartisan Senate proposal on immigration, Donald Trump once again reminded us who he is. The Washington Post puts it too kindly, saying he’d grown “frustrated with lawmakers” after they proposed extending temporary protected status for people from Haiti and El Salvador, and then, according to “several people briefed on the meeting,” Trump let himself be Trump:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.

Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday. The president, according to a White House official, also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt that they help the United States economically.

Trump also added a an extra-special slur for people from Haiti, insisting he’d reject any deal that includes those people:

“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them out.”

And that’s the real meaning of America, Charlie Brown.

Oh, hey, and today is the anniversary of the 2010 earthquake, which took at least 100,000 Haitians out and led to the granting of temporary protected status for Haitians here in the USA. But everything’s just great there now, so get rid of them. It’s not like they’re from a nice country like Norway.

The White House didn’t deny that the incident happened, unlike the New York Times report saying that in June, Trump said Haitians “all have AIDS” and that Nigerians, once they saw the USA, wouldn’t “go back to their huts.” Instead, this time out, the statement from White House spokesperson Raj Shah blithely insisted America First: We want Mexicans from Norway, not Mexicans from Haiti:

Donald Trump, for his part, took to the Tweet machine this morning to deny he’d said what all the sources agree he said. And also, shame on those nasty senators for trying to mess up DACA by trying to fill America up with Haitians. With whom, by the way, he has a WONDERFUL relationship:

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, the only Democrat at the meeting, says Trump’s a goddamn liar, and that he’s “seen the comments in the press, and I’ve not read one of them that’s inaccurate”:


Oh, but he’s a Democrat. Are you going to trust a Democrat?

It was briefly amusing to see how various media outlets handled the bad word, since obviously “shit” is far more problematic than naked racism. Buzzfeed’s Jon Passantino tracked how Twitter news notifications from various outlets dealt with the weighty (fecal) matter:

At MSNBC, the chyron proudly read “shithole,” although anchors Joy Reid and Rachel Maddow said the word aloud just once or twice while directly reporting Trump’s remarks, then euphemized like crazy afterwards. CNN, on the other hand, started out cautious, then decided what the hell, let’s not pretend he didn’t say what he said:

Fox News was a bit more circumspect. Tucker Carlson’s show used “S***hole” in the Chyron, while Hannity’s chyron was even more sensitive to the feelings of his delicate viewers:

On CNN, Don Lemon was happy to go with Shithole Pride:

I’m a descendant of people from a shithole country, and I’m sitting here on television and I get to hold the President’s feet to the fire. God Bless America.

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell noted that he, too, is the descendant of people from the shithole country of Ireland, and that American nativists feared the country would be overrun by a bunch of uncouth criminal bumpkins from that awful, poor, crime-ridden shithole. He also reminded us that for a long time, the Trumps of Long Island hid their German ancestry by falsely claiming Swedish roots.

Since it’s Donald Trump, it’s difficult to say how much calculation or even simple brainwave activity goes into any of his comments, but it’s worth noting that Trump’s immigrant-hating pals love him all over again, after having decried what had looked to them like a dastardly embrace of those nasty DACA people Tuesday. Whether he planned it or not (he planned it), Ann Coulter loves him again:

Mission Accomplished. The base has been reassured that Donald Trump is just as racist as they are.

And of course, some morons insisted that we shouldn’t be jumping to conclusions and assuming this was about race at all, because maybe Donald Trump was simply contrasting the economic and educational achievements of Norway with those of Haiti, El Salvador, and that Africa place. Take Fox News shithead Tucker Carlson (please!), who explained that, in reality, all Trump meant was that a lot of foreign countries “aren’t very nice”:

Today, as you doubtless heard, during immigration talks, President Trump said something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with — an awful lot of immigrants come to this country from other places that aren’t very nice. Those places are dangerous, they’re dirty, they’re corrupt, and they’re poor, and that’s the main reason those immigrants are trying to come here, and you would, too, if you live there.

You could tell he was going out of his way to cleanse all the shit from Trump’s shoes, because he had his extra-chirpy voice going. After pretending to be astonished that anyone — mostly those elitist media outlets in “Washington, New York, and LA” — would consider Trump’s comments anything to get upset about, Carlson brought on his guest, Democratic strategist Jose Parra, who’d directed Latino outreach for the Obama campaign. But first, Carlson had to prepare the ground by framing how “dishonest” so many people were being about all this:

Of course you can have a debate over what countries we ought to admit immigrants from, and I think we are kind of having that debate, but what bothers me about the explosion this afternoon is the dishonesty in it.

And I will just give you one example. Joan Walsh, over on CNN, an analyst over there was asked just a minute ago, “Would you rather live in Haiti, or Norway.” And she said, with a straight face, “I can’t say.”

Now, that’s lying. If we have gotten to the point where we all have to pretend that every country is exactly as nice as every other country, then we are being dishonest.

Such hypocrites! Nobody would rather immigrate to Haiti over Norway (except people who prefer a year with 12 months of sunlight), although if you want to get all technical about it, the debate here is about who the USA wants to come here, not tourism to foreign lands.

Still, the Usual Suspects had their say, and were quickly asked by decent people to STFU. Former congressman John Dingell suggested to Fox’s Tomi Lahren that maybe the anniversary of an earthquake that killed over 100,000 — before you get into the health disaster that followed — isn’t the time:

While we’re at it, if you want to talk about giving preference to countries with a high level of educational achievement, it’s probably worth noting that African immigrants to the USA are kicking the educational-attainment asses of all US-born ethnic groups, including whites, and all other immigrant groups, including Asians, according to data from the 2000 Census.

And those Nigerians, with their huts? Just under two thirds of Nigerian immigrants have college degrees, a far higher percentage than immigrants from China or South Korea. Mind you, these stats say more about who’s lucky enough to get into the US than anything else, but when it comes to African nations, they are definitely sending us their best people.

Oh, and as for more immigration from Norway, it seems they’re not interested in leaving, for some reason. OK, many, many reasons:

And finally, more than one Tweetperson, including Yr Editrix, called attention to this 2011 article from Inc — hardly a lefty magazine — about all the entrepreneurs in Norway who just love their country’s socialist policies, like one Wiggo Dalmo, who despite his name, is not actually a Hobbit. He’s a very successful businessman who started out with a small machine shop and by 2011 had a $44 million company that employed 150 people. And Wiggo Dalmo is a big fan of high taxes, because he doesn’t see them as theft; he sees taxes as a necessary payment for the services the government provides:

“The tax system is good — it’s fair,” he tells me. “What we’re doing when we are paying taxes is buying a product. So the question isn’t how you pay for the product; it’s the quality of the product.” Dalmo likes the government’s services, and he believes that he is paying a fair price.

It’s a terrific article, and you should read the whole thing, duh. So thanks, Donald Trump, you did accomplish something yesterday: Applications from Americans looking to move to Norway are probably going to skyrocket this week, at least from folks who don’t mind the whole 2-3 months of total darkness thing.

Well done, shithead.

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  • The Orange Diablo has pissed off Norway. NORWAY!!!

    (Norwegians make us Canadians look like, well, a mean Canadian)

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      “And last night in SWEDEN – SWEDEN! Can you believe it?”

    • TundraGrifter

      Watching Rachel Maddow last night I learned the official White House statement on the meeting between President Trump and their Prime Minister (I hope I have that title correct) called that nation “Normay.”

    • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

      You have to watch out for Norwegians, they’re sneaky fuckers…https://youtu.be/2XLPmY89cGM

    • natoslug

      I’ve seen Black Widows, so I know Norwegian (and Swedish, and Danish) niceness is an act. They’re all secretly planning to kill you on a boat.

      • Oblios_Cap

        They’re all still Vikings deep inside.

    • chazmanr

      Norway is great. In the parks in Oslo they have these signs listing fines for various activities like urinating in public, littering or trampling the flowers. You got to love a country where the fine for trampling flowers is higher than for urinating in public!

  • Indiepalin

    It’s officially Take a Haitian out to lunch Friday.

    • TundraGrifter

      I’d happily invite Karine Jean-Pierre. If my wife would let me.

  • JohnBull

    Conversation with a conservative.
    Con: “I’m sick of immigrants coming here!”
    Lib: “They’re not coming here like they used to.”
    Con: “Why aren’t they coming here? We’re the best!”

  • Michael R

    Aren’t we due for some good Mueller indictments ?

    • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

      Overdue, I’d say.

  • Asterix

    I’ve been wondering if, when he said “take them out” he meant with the newly available F-52’s… like the ones we just sent off to Nomway.

    • The Wanderer

      I’ve read about that plane. Mach 2+ supercruise, stealth characteristics – and it makes toast!

  • Tetman Callis

    “I am Shitholus!”

    “No, I am Shitholus!”

    “No, I am Shitholus!”

    “We are all Shitholus!”

    • OutOfOrbit

      “shitholiest”
      fify

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Shitholio libuhz!

  • Scooby

    Didn’t London just say the same thing about him?

  • weejee

    We’re all proud to be #Shitholes.

  • TundraGrifter

    Let’s take a step back here. Why is Haiti such a poor nation? Did a couple of hundred years of the US of A dabbling in its politics have anything to do with it? America propping up a brutal thug dictator make a difference? Did United Fruit play a role? “War is a Racket.” Then El Salvador. Did President Reagan’s policies destabilize that country? What was “Iran-Contra” all about? Who were the “Contras?” Then these idiots can study the history of Africa and colonialism and gross economic exploitation – starting with stealing millions of human beings to be slaves. Then there’s the history of the relationship between the US and Mexico…

    • Roadstergal

      What’s with all of this lefty ‘knowing things about places’ bullshit? Trump supporters have no time for that!

    • TJ Barke

      Get out of here with your real history, commie!

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        Right. That’s “politically correct” history. Children should be taught real Murican Christian history, which says Christian white people made things better everywhere they went.

        • TJ Barke

          And if they made anybody suffer, they deserved it.

      • Tennessee Rain Genius

        Pishshaw. Any self respecting Clash fans know that! ;/

    • The Wanderer

      The Contras were operating in Nicaragua against the Sandinista government. They worked from bases in El Salvador, which had a heavy infestation of US-backed right wing death squads.

      • TundraGrifter

        Thank you for the additional information! There is also the US sending gang members “home” to El Salvador – to start big time gangs down there.

    • theblackdog

      I was gonna say that the US and France may have played a large factor in it, with a sprinkling of Great Britain and Spain.

      • Oblios_Cap

        France played a big part, what with insisting on having them pay a staggering amount of reparations for having the audacity to kick their French masters out.

        • SigDeFlyinMonky

          President Trump… Toussaint Louverture on line three, you morally repugnant pissant.

        • theblackdog

          It’s interesting. I listen to a podcast called Revolutions and the host, Mike Duncan, covered the Haitian revolution last year and he gives a lot of good details of what was going on with France but also how the US wouldn’t provide any help, at first.

    • GoutMachine

      Oh, you … with your “history” and your “facts.”

      • TundraGrifter

        Yep – it’s a fancy pantz librul thang.

    • Cornelius Fussbudget

      Seems like if the Pottery Barn rule applies to porcelain knick knacks, human lives should perhaps be considered at least as important. Not too huge an ask, really.

  • Sashineb
  • One small fact: The folks who LEAVE a country and move to the USA are NOT LIKE OTHERS WHO’VE STAYED BEHIND. That’s a main reason they leave.

    (Sorry about the yelling)

    • TundraGrifter

      Like they said about the pioneers in the Old West – The timid never started and the weak never arrived.

  • Shithole_Normegian_MΩment

    You could tell [Cucker Tarlson] was going out of his way to cleanse all the shit from Trump’s shoes.

    Misspelled ‘his tonsils’.

  • Roadstergal

    My best friend is Norwegian and lives in Oslo; she sang at my wedding. She visits the US often because she loves the people. She can afford to visit the US often because her health care is covered, she doesn’t need a car because the transit there is so good, her wages are fair, and she gets a proper amount of vacation.

    I visited her there, and damn, it is such a civilized country. Not just All Of The Above, but also the lack of gun violence, and the lack of need to make loud noises to feel good about yourself. I was there for about a week, and never heard a loud exhaust on a vehicle, never heard thumping stereos. It was… civilized.

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      My experience is with Denmark. I lived there off and on during the 90s. Paradise, compared to this shithole country where the dollar and getting over on others is apparently the main goal of life.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Was she ever bit by a moose?

      • C4TWOMAN

        Her sister was.

        • Ωbjectifier

          Nasti!

          • C4TWOMAN

            The people who have been posting in these comments have been fired

          • The Wanderer

            I thought comments were not allowed.

          • C4TWOMAN

            I rather liked the thought of being paid to make them…

        • aureolaborealis

          Thats Finland, people!

    • Oblios_Cap

      I would like to get away from all of the advertisements in this country. They’re fucking aggravating.

      • MynameisBlarney

        No shit!

      • C4TWOMAN

        When I was a teen everyone thought I was odd for going out of my way to mute commercials. It really is a stress you’re not aware of until it’s gone.
        I haven’t watched a program commercial in decades? And with new tech, it isn’t even hard not to. I even avoid theaters that roll adverts(not previews of coming films. That’s ok. Actual ads) before the film. Fortunately we have lots of independent houses in town.

        • calliecallie

          The “mute” button my phone as all the letters worn off, I use it so often.

        • jodyleek

          When tv ads come on, I put it on mute and flip the bird at the screen until the show comes back on. True story.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Years ago, when I expected to have more $$$ saved up (Hah!) I planned to move to Sweden. From my research it was the most civilized country by my parameters(economy, environment, how children are treated).
      Now I’ll settle for Canada.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Ask her if I can sleep on her couch!

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • coozledad

    The crap peddlars at the NYT ought to just close up shop and take up public relations for nativist groups. That’s all they’re doing now anyway.

    • BadKitty904

      They certainly have little-to-nothing to do with news.

  • Scooby

    Hey, I’m selling my condo so I can move to Europe!

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Villago Delenda Est

      Need Bernie, Susan Sarandon, and Jill Stein in there somewhere.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Hey, I just learned that our resistance to Trump is a fake show run by establishment Democrats, after they highjacked Bernie Sanders for realizies grass roots campaign. Where did I hear this? From a crackpot by the name of Caitlin Johnstone…

        https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/dem-support-for-trump-surveillance-powers-proves-resistance-is-bullshit-c99ed0186339

        • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

          Yea, lege democrats kinda suck. But they had fuck all to do with the protest marches so… ?

        • goonemeritus

          If she isn’t a Russian Troll I would be surprised. She certainly spouts a lot of their talking points.

        • Caitlin Johnstone is (a) an Australian, so WTF she’s doing trying to opine on US politics is a mystery unless she’s Assange’s secret side-piece; (b) a notorious “Red-Brown” who wants an alliance between the far left and the alt-right to destroy liberals and establishment conservatives alike. Why she gets ANY attention is beyond me. Why did you give her attention?

          • C4TWOMAN

            Wow, really?
            So for those who don’t know, the libertarian exploitation of the Bush years pretty much blindsided the left, not to mention sucking the politically naive into wasting their time in political deadends, energy that might have been used to bring the war in Iraq to an end sooner. Who knows. Van Jones of all people got sucked into this mire at one point.
            History Repeats. You may not be aware, but most liberals/leftists on the street, are pretty ignorant of all the information in your comment, and of libertarian political grifing in general. Ignoring them never works. That’s how liberals get blindsided.

            CJ’s very specific anti trump = anti-progressive, is a zombie meme being brought back to life. It may be pushed elsewhere, but this is the first time I’ve seen it stated in a way that can be connected to alt-right, Murray Rothbard, Libertarian left-right is the same, political chicanery.

            If you must know, I stumbled across it in the feed of a political grifter I keep an eye on because he’s embedded in a respectable institution that either is too naive to kick him to the curb or is under the wooly influence of “freeze peach”.

            I think I’ve answered your question.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        But her emails, guys…

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Sashineb
  • Bill D. Burger
  • The KGB Ate Our Votes

    “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used”. The guy can’t hold a steady position for the length of a sentence. It was tough language, or he never said it? This man exhausts me.

    • Crystalclear12

      And petty?

    • FlemmishSpy

      That shithole is NSFW.

  • C4TWOMAN

    “Fox News was a bit more circumspect. ”

    I live how the right is ah so concerned about our delicate ears/eyes, while supporting policies that could actually kill people.
    Also too, does anyone who’s not a male frustrated college age libertarian virgin even listen to Ann Coulter any more?

  • Chyron HR

    Congratulations, this is your Haitian discourse.

    • Oblios_Cap

      You can’t do it without your fez on.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Trump: “My secret immigration plan is to turn Norway into a shithole so more of the right kind of people come here.”
    Pence: “Can we guarantee they would come here after we wrecked their country?”
    Trump: “We have to keep that part a secret.”
    Pence: “Sir, we are actually giving a press conference right now.”
    Trump: “You’re fired.”
    Pence: “Yes sir. See you tomorrow sir.”

  • Oblios_Cap

    President Trump said something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with

    Glad to know I disagree with just about every other American.

    • Marion in Savannah

      Well, as a married person you can’t include me.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        ‘Boom, tish’

  • Hesavebread!

    I’m with Wiggo: my taxes ensure that there is education for other people’s children, social services for those that need it, benefits for those that need them (sort of, the system is a bit fucked) and the NHS because I would rather pay the money and have a healthy, educated well adjusted population rather than a feral underclass. I would happily pay more if all the above worked as they should because that is how society should be. The strong have an obligation to protect the weak, not take them up the jacksie simply because they can.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Meanwhile, his exam continues:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTWgd3TWAAAWsGU.jpg

  • george lastrapes

    If the president says it, it is not vulgar language. If the president does it, it is not treason.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      It’s frozen pee, isn’t it?

  • weejee

    The paint at Mar a Lago is peeling. So would this help a location that is becoming a shithole?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/64138788df359558a6322b56602cb81a6a8269ead7931a2b4adcbd51f2d53cc3.gif

    • Bill D. Burger

      A good place for a daisy cutter, for sure. And a little prep work with napalm (as pictured) looks like a splendid idea.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    The Shithole in the Oval Office.

    It just rolls right off the tongue, naturally.

    • theblackdog

      65 million Americans were with the bird.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Let the eagle soar.

      And rip. And tear. And spit every last foul morsel to the ground.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        And then fly to Mar-A-Lago and let fly the waste.

    • shastakoala

      The eagle does prefer rotting flesh. Just sayin’.

  • PubOption

    Donnie is showing the Scandinavians that he is berserker.

  • James Baskin

    Suck my fucking dick Trump.

  • Pardon Me

    Joy Reid also quoted the orange anus directly last night and I almost fell of my chair laughing.

    • Shithole_Normegian_MΩment

      When both your parents have been disparaged like that…

  • Bill D. Burger

    Devoted Trumpanzees, Cletus & Cooter, are glad their Dear Leader pointed out what “…shitholes them’ coloreds’ arr’ a comin’ from to MurriKKKa’ thu’ beautiful.”

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTWSkkYXkAA7iGc.jpg

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Fucker Carlson once again demonstrates why I call him Fucker.

  • folderol

    Stay classy, Ann Coulter.

    So what seems to be happening is that certain conservatives are trying to figure out just what terms are socially acceptable in racist discourse. This is proving more difficult than they imagined. How does one promote racist ideology without sounding like a racist?

    I think liberals really need to help them out here. Perhaps if we refer to races as types of candy? Then we can say things like, “You really don’t want to mix licorice with vanilla nougat.” Or, “Must we have butterscotch AND Turkish delight?”

    If we did this, we can make racism sound like gastronomical discussions, and limit the number of “candies” in this country in the interests of dental hygiene. This is really, I think, the best way to address the problems of this shithole country of ours.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Gawwd’, that passé twatwaffle slithers out every time something vile is dropped by this White House and she screeches, “Look at ME!”
      Obviously, she feels they are encroaching on her territory.

    • BadKitty904

      Stay KKKlassy, Ann Coulter.

    • SKruetheratbassedarDs

      mAnn doesn’t wanna get out-skankflanked by Drumpf, hence the scatological doubledown . . . . and only 20 years ago these same contorted apologists were purse-clutching over the use of “Oval office” and “oral sex” in the same (my laws!) sentence, I do declare!!

  • Oblios_Cap

    “Would you rather live in Haiti, or Norway.” And she said, with a straight face, “I can’t say.”
    Now, that’s lying. If we have gotten to the point where we all have to pretend that every country is exactly as nice as every other country, then we are being dishonest.

    Haiti on the beach or Chicago in the winter? I know which one I would honestly chose.

    • natoslug

      I’d go with Norway, but that’s for the infrastructure, social safety net, and general high quality of life. As a developer, it’s not like I go outside that regularly anyway, so 18 months of darkness every year is not a problem.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Sigh. Another person confusing noting inequality as a fact with being racist. African refuges prefer to go to Norway, FFS.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_immigration_to_Norway

    • marxalot

      “I can’t say” doesn’t mean “I don’t know.” It means “I can’t say.”

    • J. M. Tusks, Esq.

      Conservatives think “I’m just being honest” is the correct answer to “Why the fuck did you need to say that?”

  • An Outhouse for the résistance

    Maybe the wing nuts can explain to the President why people leave shitholes to come to the US. He’s the one that couldn’t figure that out.

  • therblig
    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      Even Rude Pundit blushes.

      http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/?m=1

    • puredog

      That was. . .disturbing.

    • bupkus231

      Perhaps you’d explain just HOW did you turn up thus piece? U can’t even begin ti imagine the search criteria… xD

      • puredog

        Actually, just google “I fucked ann coulter.” Why someone WOULD google that, however, remains the question.

      • therblig

        i saw it years ago when i was a denizen of fuckedcompany . com.

  • Victoria Ricola

    I sincerely appreciate when news talkers read the actual crazy cussword quotes instead of using “s-word” or “naughty word” to soften it up for their audiences. These are presidential quotes, read them exactly as the racist fuckwad who treasoned his way into office said them. I rarely say this, but good on CNN for going there almost immediately.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      They are now a part of the permanent archives of presidential remarks. Right there along with ‘Four score and seven years ago..our forefathers left their shithole countries to form a new nation”

    • OutOfOrbit

      OTOH, have they not “normalized” such language by repeating it? Have they (the media) not lowered themselves into the tRumpsterfire’s gutter?

      • Victoria Ricola

        I’m not as concerned by the word “shithole” getting normalized as I am by the meaning behind the statement getting sanitized for the masses. These are the shocking things he says, let them be known.

      • bupkus231

        I’ll admit that that language is “normal” for me – but I sure as hell don’t want it to be “normal” for anyone in our government to use it.

        Hypocritical, you say? No – I’m a realist. I don’t affect foreign or domestic policy for millions of Americans and billions of Earthlings – except through my vote. And I didn’t vote for any of the current GOP assholes, let alone Rump.

        • OutOfOrbit

          i did not say nor did i think hypocritical. i was thinking about last night when Joy Reed outright said “shithole” i was stunned, if not shocked. Not so much when Rachel said it, then Lawrence on Last Word.
          the desensitization continues, and my idols are helping

          • bupkus231

            Okay, I misunderstood. Already being on the far side of your line ( if someone told me I cursed like a sailor, I’d say ” I worked with sailors for twenty years – and believe me, that saying is dated” ), I can see how you might be shocked ( which is kinda the opposite of “normalizing” such speech ).

            I guess my point was that, the language, while telling, is what economists call a “lagging indicator” – by the time most people even begin to notice it, the phenomena is long established.

            On Rump’s case, we all knew he was a fucking bigoted asshole, long before he betrayed himself with a single word. How we react to that word – and Rump’s obvious unfitness for office – is what defines whether our decline has been “normalized” into. “So the fuck what?”

    • calliecallie

      Remember when people heard those watergate tapes and were surprised that Nixon swore so much? Good times.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • You are what you eat.

    • janecita

      Some kids are alright, my kids don’t like fast food.

      • MynameisBlarney

        To be honest, fast food taste so much different now than when I was a kid.
        Now it tastes like chemicals.

        • janecita

          That’s probably why they don’t like it. They don’t even eat French fries.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Wendy’s fries are ok, but McDonalds and BK’s fries are terrible.

          • Oblios_Cap

            I can honestly say I have had no fast food in years and my triglyceride levels are healthier for it.

          • MynameisBlarney

            I indulge occasionally when I’m in a hurry or need to remind myself why I shouldn’t eat fast food.

          • marxalot

            I realized that I couldn’t remember the last time I got, like, drive-thru fast food. I’ll cop to a couple Sonic cheeseburgers a year, but other than that.

        • wide_stance_hubby

          Can we talk texture? I honestly can barely tell the difference between the fries and a fish sandwich unseen.

    • Alexander Stallwitz

      I feel for poor Jamie Oliver, the look on his face says it all. It is the look of a defeated man .

      • Hesavebread!

        He did a series on trying to improve NHS food, it didn’t go well but it wasn’t the first time hospital patients had been fed by a tube.
        I’ll get me coat.

    • jodyleek

      I have the most delicious recipe for homemade chicken tenders: take chicken breast tenderloins, marinate them in buttermilk seasoned with salt and pepper overnight. Next day, dredge them in seasoned flour, then dip in beaten egg, then roll in panko. Deep fry in olive oil. Seriously delicious. My kid prefers fast food nuggets. Fucker.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    Whats makes me sad is I cant tell anyone to come here. If someone asked if they should live here, i would bluntly tell them. Stay away, America is not good at the moment and might never be. America is the real shithole and everyday Dipshit Donny runs it, it goes further.

  • Roadstergal
    • bupkus231

      Gee – a “district” with no residents sounds like something the GOP would come up with…

  • marxalot

    So, is he proposing that, like, the PM of Norway sell us some Norwegians or something? They haven’t exactly been beating down the doors to move to Minnesota in a few generations, is all.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I believe it’s actually “Normegians”.

    • natoslug

      If they do, they’d better come with better assembly instructions. I fucking hate when half the bolts are missing, and none of the illustrations match the actual product.

      • marxalot

        Those are the Swedes

  • Shithole_Normegian_MΩment

    Was listening to a report on Nice Polite Republicans last night in the car about the uptick in persecution of Christians around the world. Mkay, that’s bad, but ferjizzsake, if you don’t see this as a part of the same phenomenon that gives us alt right extremist persecution of Muslims in this country, fueled by our own shithole Preznint….
    /vent

    • I still have OPB saved on the car radio but stopped giving long ago when they wouldn’t use the word ‘TORTURE’ for waterboarding…

  • BadKitty904
  • Hesavebread!

    Norway fun facts:
    Norway’s government has no net debt. They have some borrowing but only so they can lend it at higher rates.
    Norway’s government has banked a lot of their oil revenues and the fund currently has over 1 million NKR per head. (About USD125,000)
    It is dark and cold as fuck this time of year, but you can’t have everything.

    • Asterix

      Yes, dark and cold as fuck, but you can afford to have heat and light and food and healthcare…

      Unlike here.

    • JohnBull

      Iowa is dark and cold and it’s now a shithole. Put republicans in charge of things long enough and that happens.

    • aureolaborealis

      Moar fun facts: Norway and Alaska have pumped about the same amount of oil since the 1970s. Norway has used it to establish a fund of almost $1 trillion. Alaska has a fund of about $50 billion, having pissed away most of it over the years on government handouts to residents. Also, even though it was explicitly set up as a rainy day fund for when the oil dries up, and even though the oil is drying up, the wingnuts who dictate policy in this state are pushing through massive budget cuts to education and other useful markers of civilization, even as we send hundreds of millions of dollars a year to the oil industry in subsidies. We even recently halved the maximum amount of revenue the state could ever get from oil, on account of it being unfair that we ‘tax’ the oil companies too much on ‘their’ oil, and they will just take their ball and go home if we don’t keep giving them concessions. Also, and most assuredly unrelated: The politicians who pushed that agenda hardest were former oil executives. Some of them, upon achieving this, immediately withdrew from political life to collect their reward.

      • Did you see the bit where some are trying to get a constitutional amendment to guarantee the PFD?

  • Cogswell – Overlord of Barsoom

    I’m curious as to how Slurah Slanders will lie her way around this one.

    • BadKitty904

      Same as always. Look straight (as much as is possible with her) and lie through her teeth. And the WH Press Corps will say nothing.

      • Justin Thyme

        This time SHE has to address the elephant in the room!

        • BadKitty904

          Which is pretty apt, considering.

    • puredog

      Well, Trumpie has denied he used the language in question, so she will too. Simple. (She will compound it with an insult for the person asking the question.)

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Martini A, very stable genius
    • The Wanderer

      “Le president americain.” I can hear the sarcasm and contempt dripping off that phrase.

  • jodyleek

    The hypocrisy of Raj Shah, an immigrant from a country that allows cows to wander and shit on the streets, defending Turnip’s language, is breathtaking.

    • Arolpin

      I didn’t know Raj Shah was from Idaho.
      Or any other open-range state. That’s the joke son!

  • shastakoala

    I see a theme on this year’s House Hunters International series this season.

  • Nounverb911
  • WomanInThePersistence

    Is it wrong to want to spend the day curled up in a a corner, cuddling my dog, and making low-pitched moaning noises?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Oh, what a good idea. BRB…

    • marxalot

      I came so close to calling in to work today.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I have Fridays and Saturdays off. Therefore I can moan in comfort.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Related:

    #FixTrumpIn5Words is trending on Twitter.

  • Crystalclear12

    Is Norway looking for accountants?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Or cheesemongers?

    • Asterix

      Oh please! Please, please, please!

      Who am I kidding? I can’t afford to move.

      • marxalot

        If I don’t get the surgery, I may be able to move… somewhere. Maybe I should be looking for archives/library jobs in Canada.

  • Trump quit London…

    This is where we need that pic of a Briton holding up her “Trump is a Cunt” placard… anbybody have that?

  • President in Exile Firefly

    The real problem is people moving to Manhattan from shithole boroughs like Queens, right, Mr. President?

  • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

    Maybe Erna should have told Trump about Janteloven…
    https://www.lifeinnorway.net/what-exactly-is-janteloven/

  • Gosala

    Many of my ancestors came from England in the 17th century. In the 17th century England was a shithole.

    Some of the others came from Scotland in the 18th century. Scotland in the 18th century was a shithole and the Scots were not white.

    (Most of the rest came from Holland and didn’t really about anything but making money)

    • marxalot

      To be fair, before indoor plumbing and public sanitation, everywhere was a shithole.

      • Oblios_Cap

        In London people drank beer because the water was so bad.

        • The Wanderer

          Everybody drank beer. Water was drunk as a penance.

        • Arolpin

          In the US also, check out per capita alcohol consumption during revolutionary times. It was fucking astounding, most of the folks were pretty much hammered all day, every day, and they still managed to form a ‘more perfect union’.

          • The Wanderer

            Washington brewed beer and distilled whiskey at Mont Vernon.

          • georgiaburning

            That could explain the wacky wording of the 2nd Amendment

      • Hesavebread!

        How do you know he’s the king?
        I’m curious about non-white Scots in the C18th.

    • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

      19th-century Ireland was a shithole when my ancestors left it.

  • Ghenghis McCann

    If these countries are such shitholes, why has Julian Assange become an Ecuadorian citizen?

    Julian Assange is made an Ecuadorian citizen in effort to resolve impasse

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/11/julian-assange-is-made-ecuadorian-citizen-in-effort-to-resolve-impasse

    • Jennaratrix

      To actually make it a shithole? He’s not exactly a ringing endorsement.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        Australia certainly isn’t sending Ecuador it’s best people.

    • Oblios_Cap

      The little shithole is getting a severe case of cabin fever and is desperate to get out of the house.

    • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

      Assange’s presence made it a shithole.

  • Rick Prose
    • The Wanderer

      Is Melania wearing a Sears poncho?

      • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

        Must be two sheets to the wind.

      • shastakoala

        Global warming haute couture.

      • therblig

        no, but she’s always happy when Pancho from Sears comes to “fix the dishwasher”

        • Arolpin

          He’s trying to shtup the help, not the harridan.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        No, that sheet has been stuck to her back for years.

        • jodyleek

          And it’s so voluminous you can barely see the mattress!

        • NellCote71

          Notice that you can’t see her round heels.

          • wide_stance_hubby

            She wobbles, but she don’t fall down.

      • Thurman Munster IV

        No, that was a real poncho

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter
        • aureolaborealis

          “But it’s the wrong trousers!”

      • Rick Prose

        I just wonder how they got it to stand out like that, like it’s flowing in the breeze – metal armature? big fan? Did the photog say, “just throw your body around violently, pose, I’ll catch the flared poncho?” So much I don’t know, man.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Even blindfolded, because stank.

    • No firetruck, no dump truck, no police car…

      What young boy plays with miniature limos?

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Are the two shitholes riding in those tiny toy limousines? Or are they ninja shitholes, covered in 24-carat gold leaf? Oh, wait….I see ’em now.

    • jodyleek

      Everything cheap, tawdry, tasteless. His ‘family’ sullen, soulless and grim. He smiles like an idiot. The level of disturbing in this picture puts Goya to shame.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        I read a Kinky Friedman novel some time ago where one of the characters was looking at a photo of Hank Williams, and said they’d never seen anybody with sadder looking eyes. That’s what I think when I look at Barron in this picture.

      • Bad Tom

        The lion looks like its mouth is sewn shut.

      • aureolaborealis

        There’s definitely more than a whiff of Diane Arbus in that picture.

    • Rick Hill

      It looks as though she’s calculating the number of Big Macs it will take to whittle away at his life expectancy….

  • Shithole_Normegian_MΩment

    A friend writes that Memphis has about an inch of snow and is essentially paralyzed. What a #shithole.
    /s
    /bless their hearts

    • rocktonsam

      Thoughts and prayers …

  • Martini A, very stable genius

    I guess at least one guy has had enough. Pretty pathetic if this is all the condemnation we can expect, though. https://twitter.com/DustinGiebel/status/951851510551515136

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Personal revulsion.

      • Jimh

        Chronic nausea.

    • Arolpin

      And the really telling bit is that Sky News is a Murdoch property (or at least it was, he may have had to sell part of it off).

  • ManchuCandidate

    What about the moocher (mostly Red) states in US Amercia? I’ve heard that a lot of them wish they were shitholes.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Just now:

    US ambassador to Panama resigns, saying he can no longer serve under Trump administration. US Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve President Donald Trump.9 mins ago

    • shastakoala

      He’s moving to Norway.

      • Bill D. Burger

        To become a Normayan!

        • gnomemansanisland

          Love live Norwaymia!

          • OneYieldRegular

            Manuel Norwayega for Prime Minister!

    • Oblios_Cap

      I’m sure we’ll appoint another ambassador in a year or two.

      • SDGeoff3

        A rush job.

    • weejee

      oops re-posted…

      • Bill D. Burger

        ;)

    • Asterix

      It is good to see this. I hope there are many, many more.

      • bupkus231

        Fat chance – most of Rump’s ambassador postings have been to cronies ( like Hoekstra to the Netherlands or KTMcFarland ( not yet confirmed ) to Singapore ).

        How Feeley got past the WH vetting us beyond me. They never would have named someone with a conscience…

  • goonemeritus

    Sure, calling Hatti, Nicaragua and the entire continent of Africa Shithole Countries is bad. But shouldn’t we be more concerned with Trump’s stated intent to flood our Country with Norwegians? Do we really want our children exposed to their overly colorful sweaters, their bazar ways of preparing fish? Do we want to risk being crushed by gangs of cross-country skiers when we walk our dogs in the winter? Anyone who has ever visited Minnesota knows some of these Norwegian neighborhoods are virtual no-go zones.

    • Bub the very stable zombie

      Terrible places. I visited one once. A Møøse bit my sister…and møøse bites Kan be pretti nasti…

    • gnomemansanisland

      The people all eat meatballs with brown gravy and talk in that sing-song voice. Plus they eat rotten fish and have no sense of humor and can’t dance.

    • Phoenixdoglover

      I assume some are good people wearing warm clothing.

    • SweetDeeKat

      We lead the world in passive aggressiveness and ability to hold grudges to the grave.

  • weejee

    US Ambassador to Panama says tRump’s mouth is a shithole.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Apparently Trump doesn’t think enough Norwegians want to come to America. I wonder why they don’t?

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Trump’s brain is a no-go area.

  • cmd resistor

    So, Durbin is a Dem, so lying.
    Flake, GOP, wasn’t there but said his friends who were confirmed he said it. So far I haven’t seen any GOP that were there come out one way or another.
    https://twitter.com/JeffFlake/status/951838693920194561

    • BadKitty904

      The GOP still hasn’t admitted Russia’s 2016 attack on the U.S. or that their President is a mentally unstable career criminal. You think they’re going to admit he’s a bigoted buffoon?

      • NellCote71

        As far as the GOP is concerned, Trump’s racism is a feature, not a bug.

        • BadKitty904

          No wonder they’re a shrinking minority.

    • RickyG

      Well, I wish Miss Lindsey would!

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Jeff Flakes support shithole health.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Oh fuck off Flake.

    • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

      Of course not.

      A koan: A pupil asked his master, “what is Buddha?” The master replied, “Toilet paper”, because the Buddha becomes dirty so that we may be clean.

      This asshole was elected to say all of the things the rest of them want to say but are too chickenshit to.

  • Trump about to speak from the shithole that is The White House, plans to issue a “proclamation” for MLK Day.

    Christ what an asshole.

    • Victoria Ricola

      Time for the double-down. I’m going to watch cartoons instead.

    • cmd resistor

      Many people are now recognizing him.
      Then he will go to Walter Reed and then after that, to Mar-a-Lago.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      I proclaim that I am Martin Luther!

      And a king like Billy Jean.

      • The Wanderer

        And will he throw 95 feces everywhere?

      • Like Really Smart Radio

        “Billy Jean is not my lover, she’s just a girl, a six or seven at best”

        • Mehmeisterjr

          I’ll have my day in Margaret Court.

    • BadKitty904

      Expecting us to thank him for freeing the slaves.

    • Asterix

      Is there press coverage of this?

      • WaPo running a live feed. It hasn’t started yet….

        • Asterix

          I would like to see journalists call him out on his shit, but I know it won’t happen.

          • Hesavebread!

            The KLM flight gets in in an hour . . .

      • Nounverb911
        • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

          Has somebody told him that MLK is the black guy, not the one who nailed a paper to a church?

          • insolenttomato

            If Trump knows anything about the history of the Protestant Reformation, let alone the Civil Rights Movement, I will eat the hats I never wear.

          • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

            Well, one of his lawyers is a Jew a Lutheran.

    • Roadstergal

      “Many people are recognizing Martin Luther King, and his wife, Martin Luther Queen, more and more.

      • gnomemansanisland

        “But why won’t they let me into the London Palace? Sad. Losers.”

    • jodyleek

      “MLK’s speech was good I guess, but I got a much bigger crowd at my inauguration, believe me.”

    • Bill D. Burger

      From the White House? ‘The horror….the horror!’

      https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEjI6eZn1MBQQZ2N2/giphy.gif

    • shastakoala

      Shithole Appreciation Day.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Just another day of winning here in America First.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • wide_stance_hubby

      Rollback Wages! Smile!

    • Christopher Story

      This makes me stabby. Where’s my sharpened voting stick?

    • insolenttomato

      Of course yesterday morning Fox Noise was only reporting on how Walmart was increasing the wages and benefits of “employees.” No mention of exactly which ones, or the waves of layoffs. Then when showing the poll revealing credit for the economic uptick going to Obama, they said “somebody’s partisanship is getting in the way.” Ahhhhh, projection.

  • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

    The only place you could find a brain capable of this level of stupid is in a jar of formaldehyde

  • janecita

    To be fair, one of my kids can’t wait to grow up to move out of this shithole. She is seriously infatuated with Iceland.

    • marxalot

      Other than the Darkness, it’s a neat place to live.
      But the Darkness.

      • jodyleek

        They have electricity and lamps I hear.

        • marxalot

          Tell that to seasonal affective disorder. It does not heed of your “lamps.”

          • Arolpin

            When i was stationed in Iceland, quite a few folks had weekly (or more) sessions with the full-spectrum lamps at the base medical center. It seemed to help them, but the lamps were expensive, and it was tough to get appointments.

        • SDGeoff3

          And gnomes. Real ones.

          • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

            And trolls. I saw them in this documentary, called “Frozen”. I did like the ice castle, though.

      • janecita

        She doesn’t care, we visited during the winter and it was love at first sight.

        • marxalot

          Well then, enjoy the geo-thermal heat and the horses! (they are pretty good horses, and no, they are not ponies, there was a ruling about this)

          • janecita

            Isn’t that hilarious, Icelandics get seriously pissed if you call them ponies!

          • marxalot

            So do I!
            (my aunt with the horses has Icelandics, I love them, they are smart, strong, wonderful horses with have none of the physiological or conformation markers of ponies, and they are perfect for short people)

          • Arolpin

            When did that change? I know in 92 they were still referring to them as both Icelandic Ponies/Icelandic Horses.

          • janecita

            Four years ago they were calling them horses, I don’t know when it changed.

          • marxalot

            Oh, also, legit point of order if you’re going to be spending summer in Reykjavic: Icelander is the person who lives there, Icelandiic is the horse.

          • janecita

            I’ll let my daughter know;-)

      • Oblios_Cap

        And the gnome infestation!

    • Travalanche

      Iceland is the new Portland

  • Bananas Foster

    I have long believed that further developing human space travel is worth the expense because of the long term benefits it would bring humanity.

    The thought that we could jettison both Trump and Coulter off the planet makes my opinion seem obvious.

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      If there is a Galactic Federation, I imagine that they would frown on us dumping our garbage in interstellar space.

      • marxalot

        Simple solution: aim for the Sun.

      • doktorzoom

        Oh, christ, you’re just trying to trigger our painful memories of that awful Richard Benjamin series, “Quark.”

        You MONSTER.

      • Oblios_Cap

        I’m praying for the Necromongers to lay waste to this planet.

    • Bobathonic
      • Bananas Foster

        Jettisoning the dumb was also a Hitchhiker’s thing.

  • Nounverb911
  • OrG Unstable Genius

    No shithole country! No shithole country! You’re the shithole country!

  • calliecallie

    Why can’t I move to Norway when I retire, and spend the 2-3 months of darkness in Haiti? Actually, that sounds like a good plan.

    • Hesavebread!

      Would it surprise you to know that plenty of Norwegian retirees spend the winter in Spain?

  • Bill D. Burger

    Dr. King’s spirit just found out that The Fuckin Moron was about to say something about him:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f021289ef0cc80438fae0d25bd0c5b05b3b91639291840e5f45ffcbf0c3e2df5.jpg

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Don’t touch that, Dr, King. Who knows where it’s been?

  • MynameisBlarney

    Yeah….that really doesn’t help IMHO…dumb fuck.

    https://crooksandliars.com/2018/01/jesse-waters-shithole-how-forgotten-men

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Fox News’ Jesse Watters and master Trump propagandist said that Trump’s disparaging words were fine because instead of “locker room talk” they were typical “bar room talk.”

      Jesse, you don’t go to working class bars do you?

      • Oblios_Cap

        I do, and the people who talk like that are usually considered “shitheads”.

      • SDGeoff3

        I can’t imagine an upscale saloon would even allow him in.

      • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

        “Are you kidding? They let ‘those people’ in!” – Watters

      • Stable Genius Jack

        Well, Jesse, those remarks were not made in a bar or locker room, they were made in our house by the stubby little racist who won by participation trophy.

        Also, Jesse, Drunk Cletus at the bar over there ain’t making immigration policy.

      • MynameisBlarney

        I bet he goes to bars where there’s “working girls” if you know what I mean.

  • Rick Hill

    “donald trump opens his shit hole”

    I pity the journalists who have to keep coming up with a new way of saying that…it’s a daily occurance

  • So if we’re allowed to be “honest” now (according to Ann & Tucker), can I call red states shithole states?

    • janecita

      I already do.

    • Jimh

      Well, now, that’s being elitist.

  • Stable Genius Jack

    “Something, something, dignity of the human soul no matter what shithole they are born in.” DJT just now.

    • Hesavebread!

      Give me your tired, your poor, your shitholians yearning to breathe free.

    • BadKitty904

      When has Turmp risked anything for anyone?

      • Bobathonic

        He’s happy to risk anyone/everyone else for his own profit. Does that count?

        • BadKitty904

          No. I meant “risked anything himself”.

      • doktorzoom

        He risked getting herpes in his own personal Vietnam.

        • Tennessee Rain Genius

          Blech

        • coozledad

          If he isn’t an undiagnosed syphilitic, Al Capone didn’t evade taxes.

          • RichardBroderickJr

            No doubt an advanced case.

          • Like Really Smart Radio

            Tremendous siphylis, the best siphylis in the history of the world

          • Mehmeisterjr

            Not just syphilis. Not duple siphylis. Tertiary siphilis!

        • BadKitty904

          Ew.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        That time when he risked STDs partying it up in 1970s NYC? I mean, how much diseased pussy to he risk grabbing for America???

        • BadKitty904

          And America has to suffer teh consequences of his syphilis-related dementia.

    • janecita

      That poor guy:-(

  • Stable Genius Jack

    There was a pretty sizeable Haitian population around Birmingham. Those cats are better Americans than I am.

    Fuck Nazi Donnie.

  • LiberalANDProud

    Would Trump have deported Al Jolson?

    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/images/stories/jolsonxx.jpg

    • Doug Langley

      The Onion: AL JOLSON MISTAKENLY LYNCHED BY KKK

  • Jeffocaster in the West

    O beautiful for spacious flats,
    For amber waves of gold,
    For towering complex majesties
    Above the jerks we rolled!
    America! America!
    God shed His grace on me,
    And crown my brood with loads of loot
    From sea to shining sea!

  • dslindc
  • Bub the very stable zombie
    • TJ Barke

      Winning bigly!

    • puredog

      Well, you know, when you list things out like that, it looks kinda bad.

      • Jimh

        Yeah, I have a problem with people listing things our President has done. It makes our country look bad.

    • Tennessee Rain Genius

      So much winning!

    • Oblios_Cap

      11th dimension something. I don’t think it’s diplomacy.

    • Ruhe

      Don’t forget the F-52 sales. That was a huge accomplishment.

  • eyelashviper
    • TJ Barke

      There’s also racist, nazi scum.

      • BadKitty904

        Beat me to it again, Teej!

    • Rick Hill

      I know a few millionaires who think he’s the bee’s knees, too

  • Jeffocaster in the West

    Fuckface calls others shitholers. Great. American diplomacy ratchets up a notch….

  • The Wanderer

    OT, but I figured a mental palate cleanser was needed:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGF6bOi1NfA

    • Jimh

      I needed that much more than I knew! Thanks!

  • calliecallie

    “White House spokesperson Raj Shah blithely insisted America First…”

    I wonder how Trump feels about immigrants from India.

    • The Wanderer

      “Here in America, we eat cows – we don’t worship them.”

      • tehbaddr

        It’s a different kind of worship, one that involves caring preparation and seasoning!

        • Bobathonic

          It’s biblical canon:

          Leviticus 3:5

          “Then Aaron’s sons are to burn it on the altar on top of the burnt offering that is lying on the burning wood; it is a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.”

          Gawd loves a barbecue!

        • The Wanderer

          I made burgers last night. Added dried onion flakes, unseasoned panko and a few hard splashes of teriyaki sauce to the meat. Delish!

          • tehbaddr

            Yeah, them dried onion bits can be totally Ninja!

    • Wonky “TransgenderFetus” McGoo

      Well, is he one of the good ones?

  • Nounverb911
    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Was he slapping a lead pipe against his palm as he said this?

    • gnomemansanisland

      Donnie ran out without answering any questions about his racist statements or whether he is a racist.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Totally missing the irony that vultures flock to corrupt flesh.

      • Cornelius Fussbudget

        And unintentionally admitting that they know exactly how doomed this administration is.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Feeling a bit embattled, are we?

  • Ali | A Grumpy Cat

    I love* the people saying we poor libtards just have our fee-fees hurt because of the word “shithole”. Bitch, Obama could have dropped the f-word in every damn speech and I’d still have more respect for him than that thing.

    * no

  • IdiokraticKulturKommissar
    • Doug Langley

      Sweet Jesus. Even their outhouses are beautiful.

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        And well constructed. And they probably smell like pine forests.

    • Christopher Story

      Put in an upper story and a WiFi signal and I could live in that.

      • Jimh

        In San Francisco, that’s $2200/month.

  • Stable Genius Jack

    Heard being asked at signing today.

    “Mr. President, are you a racist?”

    This is a historical day for all the wrong reasons.

  • So trump just congratulated Dr. MLK Jr. as he signed his proclamation on the MLK holiday.

    He took no questions, though to be fair all of the questions were “Are you a racist, Mr. President?”

    • Proud Liberal

      We don’t have to ask. We already know.

    • Zombishroom

      I hear MLK is being recognized more and more these days.

  • Moldy Weißwurst

    I’m watching tRump sign a proclamation honoring MLK day. This proves there is no God otherwise he’d have immediately burst into flames.

  • Fox couldn’t have used ‘shithole’ because Brian Kilmeade would have kept answering to it.

    • Hell, I was ten years old before I figured out my name wasn’t “You Little Shit”.

      • Oblios_Cap

        I was married for years and the neighbors thought my name was “where in the hell you been”.

        apologies to John Prine

    • Bill D. Burger

      To be fair, calling out that word at FUX could cause a stampede of scummy losers who would answer it.

  • Bananas Foster

    La Wonkette gets and extra $10 from me right now.

    Because, goddamn it, I need to do something, and it’s the only thing I can do at THIS EXACT MOMENT.

    • cmd resistor

      Yes, the only way Trump is making America Great Again at all is that often times when he does something particularly shitty, I try to react by doing something nice for someone else. Lots of opportunities. I would of course go broke if that meant donating every time he does something awful.

      • Bananas Foster

        Every time we act as human beings with compassion we reject his politics.

  • janecita

    I would take this house in one of the shitholes in a heartbeat.

    https://abnb.me/EVmg/6O07ExvqEJ

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      “The Sons of Confederate Veterans”

      Nope, no racism there. They just MLKjr Day to March because… um racism.

      • Bobathonic

        It’s so honorable to wage war against the nation you swore allegiance to. Everyone should do it, apparently.

        • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

          But it wasn’t about slavery, it was about “states rights” to have slavery.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        If they are really ‘Sons of Confederate Veterans’, why did they only start their marches 15 years ago? They can hardly claim it’s ‘Heritage Not Hate’.

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      They’re still butthurt that the state caved to the “PC Police” and moved Lee-Jackson Day to the Friday before MLK Day back in 2000.

    • miss_grundy

      I hope they are more prepared than the Charlottesville P.D. the last time they had Nazis marching through town.

  • Proud Liberal

    Trump is and has always been a White supremacist. The shithole needs to go.

  • cmd resistor

    Wow, that signing was fast. Walk in through all the Black People you found to show up. Sit down. Read about 5 words. Sign serial killer psychotic signature. Give pen to Black Guy. Get the HELL out of there.

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Well, they couldn’t sedate him and he’s probably extra cranky because he hasn’t eaten. So instead it’s “do the drive-by, get him in the car, and threaten bodily harm to anyone who tries to stop us”.

    • Moldy Weißwurst

      There once was a time when Presidents would sign documents with a Montblanc. Orange Shitstain uses a goddam Sharpie! Not that many would want a pen as a souvenir that was touched by Shitgibbon.

    • YaJagoff

      He then went directly to a bathroom to wash his mouth out with soap to get rid of the taste of having said those words he had to say during his proclamation.

    • Christopher Story

      What disturbs me the most about his signature, is how much it resembles mine. And I’ve been signing mine since I only knew Trump from commercials.

    • miss_grundy

      He and his father wouldn’t allow blahs to rent units in their apartment buildings in Brooklyn and Queens. They got into quite a bit of trouble for that. Also, the Central Park Five can tell you stories about SHOTUS.

  • tehbaddr

    “I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians” I think there’s one employed in the custodial service at my tRUMP Tower NY!

    • gnomemansanisland

      Was employed. WHen he found out they were fired.

    • Martini A, very stable genius
      • tehbaddr

        Those people will work 100 hrs/week on 4 different jobs! Cue Haitians one upping their work habit skit from (mad tv? maybe) can’t be arsed to google it. Now there is lazy!

      • Jimh

        But he’s got all he needs! They can stop coming now!

  • Oblios_Cap
  • anon_the_great

    The plan is to turn America into such a shithole the brown people will stop coming.

    • Bobathonic

      Normegians will find that very appealing.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Martini A, very stable genius

      I see he got ratio’ed nicely on that one.

    • MamaBrown

      Oh for fuck sake, Marco.

  • coozledad

    Every NATO country ought to send our envoys packing. “Clean them desks out Nazis. Your ass is goin’ back to bugfuck.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/12/us-ambassador-panama-resigns-saying-can-no-longer-serve-trump/

  • bbayliss

    Dear Senator Durbin,
    “I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday,” Durbin said. “You’ve seen the comments in the press. I’ve not read one of them that’s inaccurate.”
    Durbin added: “He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.”

    Thank you for confirming what most of us have known since BEFORE trump began his campaign with the “Mexican Rapists” comment. The president of the United States, is a thoughtless, vulgar, racist, who refuses to uphold his oath of office.
    It is clear that donald trump currently benefits from immunity provided to him by a republican congress, that his election was a fluke, a perfect storm of events for which there is no paucity of blame, and that for the first time in our history a foreign power helped determine who sits in the highest office in our land.
    The politics of fear, hate, resentment, and grievance, thrives, not just in America, but around the world.
    While it has always been effective historically, it is unsustainable, and unfortunately too often quashed by real crisis.
    I would like to avoid the crisis this time, however time runs short.

    I request that you and others that recognize the threat that Putin’s Russia presents to American democracy declare Russia a criminal enterprise and rogue state.
    Identifying and defining a problem is the first step toward the solution of any problem. America is still under cyber attack and there are those who refuse to recognize it, or worse, deny it.
    They must answer for their position, and Democrats in congress are the only ones who can make them do it.
    I’m requesting from you what I request from any honorable person, that you be honest, show courage and vigilance, and help us move forward.
    Sincerely, B. Bayliss

  • Nounverb911
    • gnomemansanisland

      Disrespectful. They should have yelled Mr. Shithole.

      • Bananas Foster

        PRESIDENT shithole.

        • yyyaz

          It’s hard to work in the asterisk when you say it aloud.

          • Bobathonic

            That’s no asterisk – it’s a shithole!

          • little miss high and mighty

            Vonnegut drew a picture of an asshole in “Breakfast of Champions”
            It was an asterisk *

          • Bobathonic

            My source has been compromised!

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Guest Liberal
  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Hey, if you want to get more granular with the data, several red states can be characterized as “shithole states” because of crushing poverty. ‘Cause 93 to 95 of the poorest counties in the country are located in red states.

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/29/facebook-posts/are-97-nations-100-poorest-counties-red-states/

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler
    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      That is why Hillary got more votes. the American people are WOKE AS FUCK

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      And Trump is running away from them. He isn’t afraid to tell it like it is…as long as he’s with people who agree with him.

    • TJ Barke

      If you think there’s a left wing media in America, you are exactly the opposite of woke as fuck.

    • GoutMachine

      “Mr. President, are you a racist?” That’s a rhetorical question, right?

    • little miss high and mighty

      Is there really no way to prevent the cynicism of such a president honoring MLK or any other genuine hero like this?

    • miss_grundy

      Jesus Christ on a piece of toast! You have to ask if he is a racist? Are you that stupid that you don’t know?

    • Red Bird

      They have to ask?

  • WotsAllThisThen

    So now it’s okay to call Sarah Sanders’ home state a shithole. Reporters take note.

    • Guest Liberal

      I thought she’d emerged from an oozing nest at the bottom of a landfill…huh.

    • ladyblug

      They can call her a shithead!

  • Katamount

    Just counting the days until the Grand Old Party just changes their name to the Know-Nothing Party.

    It’s-a comin’ folks. The subtext is now text.

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler
    • Martini A, very stable genius

      I hear he’s hanging out with Fred Douglass and doing good things these days.

      • little miss high and mighty

        sharin wattymellons, gettin jailed raising ruckus. we tight pals

    • Bananas Foster

      Is that parody or is that for real like serious?

      • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

        For serious.

        • Bananas Foster

          I’m buying vodka after work.

    • Bill D. Burger

      “He’s doin’ great things. I’m hearing that a lot. People are saying that King will be a credit to his race. Gotta’ love the guy. I hear he’s a fan of mine. I’m hearing that a lot.”

      • little miss high and mighty

        from my ol pal, Roy

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      They managed to round up one MLK relative who wasn’t disgusted. As well as Trumps black guy.

    • Bobathonic

      I’m surprised he didn’t go ahead and declare it James Earl Ray Day.

      • Arolpin

        That’s something I haven’t heard since I left the Navy and stopped associating with fucking racists.

        • Bobathonic

          I just read about some Okie assholes’ banter that ran that way, so it’s fresh in my mind.

      • Bill D. Burger

        “I hear Ray was good people. I’m hearing that a lot. There were bad on both sides. Believe me.”

      • therblig

        not surprising, he likes darth vader

        • miss_grundy

          I have a Sheaffer Darth Vader fountain pen. I record Vestry minutes with it! :->

      • MamaBrown

        A lot of Ray’s friends say he was a very fine person.

    • Bill D. Burger
    • gnomemansanisland

      Full quote: “Congratulations to him and to everybody. There were good people on both sides.”

    • Kateaux

      Oh, sweet Jeebus.

  • Nounverb911
    • little miss high and mighty

      Wifey and kids say no, please dad, no.
      NO.

      • little miss high and mighty

        wish, sure but his family is against the idea :(

    • Guest Liberal

      Dr. Dean sez old people should stay home.

    • gnomemansanisland

      What about that guy Tom Steyer. Is he presidential material? I like his ads. And he’s rich.

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        Sorry but all of these billionaires need a new hobby. I for one am sick of them.

        • gnomemansanisland

          Yeah – got ya. But FDR was from a rich family – I don’t hold it against them if they are decent and work for the rest of us.

          • Rebel Scum with permit

            He had a long career of public service. He didn’t just get bored one day and decide that his mad entrepreneur skillz would fix the whole country.

    • Bananas Foster

      I love him, but no.

    • Red Bird

      Why?

  • Tracy

    Now we know that Ann Coulter has her face firmly up Trump’s shithole.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Just another turd in that colon. With all the FOXbots and Trumpanzees up there, got to be a massive blockage.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        I saw Pink Floyd perform that live … fuckin’ awesome!

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Republican sex kitten saying outrageous things has passed sell by date. Must rebrand herself as anti immigrant harpy.

  • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

    SHOTUS – Shithole of the United States

    Somebody has to suggest this.

    • Jeffocaster in the West

      you just did!!!! Bravo!

    • little miss high and mighty

      Finally a nickname that will stick
      and stink

  • RichardBroderickJr
  • Nounverb911
    • miss_grundy

      I refuse to listen to this putz. How did he insult MLK Jr.?

  • Nounverb911
    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Trump can’t even pass the fucking Turing Test.

      • President in Exile Firefly

        Definitely not the Voight-Kampff Test.

        • Jimh

          1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
          That’s the house.
          Nice place?
          Shithole.

    • ariel_gee_398

      A pre-school entrance exam would give him trouble.

    • miss_grundy

      He couldn’t even pass a nursery school entrance exam.

  • ariel_gee_398

    Speaking of the good shit taxes pay for, who has done the math on what percentage of an average Walmart employee’s basic living expenses are subsidized by the government via food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, etc?

    • Nounverb911

      AOT,K!

    • Jimh

      Well, those things are going away very soon.

  • J. M. Tusks, Esq.

    Who the fuck is Ann Coulter?

  • miss_grundy

    Perhaps the Shithead in the Oval Office should watch his fellow Republican, Guy Fieri’s show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, so he can see immigrants from all those shithole countries making some really delicious food. But I guess if you are “one of those” immigrants, having your own business in America doesn’t count. Que hijo de puta mas comemierda!

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Donnie Dumbass thinks KFC is immigrant food because he thinks it comes from Kentucky.

    • Courser_Resistance

      We have some really awesome Salvadoran restaurants in the Metro, thanks to immigrants!

  • President in Exile Firefly

    “Mr. President, recording future meetings is a great idea.”
    –Bob Mueller

    • miss_grundy

      You can tell this asshole really wasn’t paying attention in the 70s because those “recordings” were part of Nixon’s fall from grace. Que comemierda!

  • Jeffocaster in the West

    I’ve just saw a place named Shithole,
    And suddenly that name
    Will never be the same
    To me.
    Shithole!
    I’ve just pissed a place named Shithole,
    And suddenly I’ve found
    How wonderful a sound
    Can be!
    Shithole!
    Say it loud and there’s rednecks braying,
    Say it soft and it’s Christians a prayin’.

  • janecita
    • Christopher Story

      Has it only been a year?

      • proudgrampa

        *bursts into tears*

      • janecita

        Right?! It feels like an eternity.

      • miss_grundy

        It feels like a decade……

        • Christopher Story

          A lifetime

    • Proud Liberal

      This poem describes President Obama:

      If you can keep your head when all about you
      Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
      If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
      But make allowance for their doubting too;
      If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
      Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
      Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
      And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

      If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
      If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
      If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
      And treat those two impostors just the same;
      If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
      Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
      Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
      And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

      If you can make one heap of all your winnings
      And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
      And lose, and start again at your beginnings
      And never breathe a word about your loss;
      If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
      To serve your turn long after they are gone,
      And so hold on when there is nothing in you
      Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

      If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
      Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
      If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
      If all men count with you, but none too much;
      If you can fill the unforgiving minute
      With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
      Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
      And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I’ve always been fond of Kipling.

        • Ghenghis McCann

          I wouldn’t know, I’ve never Kippled

        • The Wanderer

          Ooh! You naughty person.

        • MamaBrown

          Really? I’ve never kippled, myself/

      • janecita

        “If” by Kipling. I have a framed copy of it on my son’s bedroom wall.

        • Proud Liberal

          It’s the most beautiful poem. I’m going to get a framed copy as well. It’s very poignant.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            His heartbreak at the death of his son really moves me.

          • The Wanderer

            One of my favorites is MacDonough’s Song. It has a certain power to it (especially if you chant each line aloud).

          • Proud Liberal

            That’s beautiful! I have never read that. Thank you!

          • The Wanderer

            It was appended as part of his science fiction short story, As Easy as ABC.

        • LucindathePook

          I inherited a really nice illustrated version of it from my stepdad, and it’s hanging in my home now.

      • MynameisBlarney
    • miss_grundy

      I just hope that the day the FBI comes to arrest Shithead and take him kicking and screaming from the White House that Bamz and Hillz will celebrate by opening a bottle of bubbly, considering all of the libelous attacks they have had to put up with from that jerk.

    • H0mer0

      do you have that gif with him dancing and wearing a hoodie?

  • proudgrampa

    All I can say is that I wouldn’t hold in my hand what Donald just had in his mouth.

  • John

    Wow, republicans just love the taste of shit in the morning.

    • Bill D. Burger

      SSDD

  • Nounverb911

    OT
    Who will be the first person to yell “YOU LIE!” at his SOTU address?

    • AOT,K?

      • Proud Liberal

        That will be one SOTU I will NOT be watching.

    • Bill D. Burger

      I’m just picturing him delivering it:

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTTo4UnVAAA45cT.jpg

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      they should just be chanting it before the thing ever begins, a slow and barely audible, rhythmic chant. “you lie, you lie, you lie.” Then it builds into a powerful crescendo – so that when they fully push this orange shitbag on the stage, he couldn’t hear the four toadying republicans applause for the roar of “YOU LIE! Y OU LIE!”

    • JohnBull

      They should say “Fuck you, Trump” over and over, flip him off, and mosey on out of the building.

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    yesterday cnn.com said in one of its updates that “language used by both sides was salty.”

    BOTH SIDES!!

    I almost literally banged my head against the desk.

    • Jeffocaster in the West

      Trump: Those places are shitholes!!!!!
      Durbin: You are a stupid fuckface……

      • Christopher Story

        Von Clownstick

    • Bothsideism. Main symptom? Mouth diarrhea…

    • GoutMachine

      Jesus fucking hopscotch Christ.

    • gnomemansanisland

      Trump: SHithole countries!

      Democrat: Saltines!

    • Martini A, very stable genius

      Senator Feinstein said “boobs!”

      I think she was referring to her GOP counterparts, though.

    • cheetojeebus

      While CNN has no way of knowing, I did yell ” Fuck you you fucking shit gibbon fucking fucker.” through teeth gritting and sending off shards of enamel and spittle when i heard about this. So Ok both sides…You fuckers.

    • Ruhe

      Both sides…
      Trump: …”shithole countries”…
      Durbin: “you are so fucked!”
      Graham: “yeah, dude, you are totally fucked.”

    • little miss high and mighty

      what sides the shithole or the nonshithole …or Normway?

    • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

      “CNN Reports Trump’s Shithole is Salty, Dems Too”

  • Those places are dangerous, they’re dirty, they’re corrupt, and they’re poor, and that’s the main reason those immigrants are trying to come here, and you would, too, if you live there.

    Of course, the reason many of those nations have these problems is because of colonialism by European nations, American military and foreign aid to their corrupt governments, American gun and drug laws, and American corporations exploiting the people and environment while paying off the corrupt governments, and international banks acting as money launderers and siphon accounts for their leaders.

    • Katamount

      Aw, but how else can Pat Robertson get rich off his diamond mines? :(

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      People said exactly the same things about immigrant countries being dirty, corrupt, and dangerous 100 years ago. Except they weren’t afraid to say that we were being flooded by people of inferior “races”. Now it’s more implied.

    • Ruhe

      Eddie Glaude was on Morning Joe bright and early and kicking ass. I’m pretty sure the point you’re making is one he desperately wanted to get to but he had to pace himself so as not to leave Joe and Donnie too far behind. (Willie gets it though)

  • Christopher Story
  • CW

    The media is shocked (shocked I tell you!) that Trump said a racist yesterday.

  • Nounverb911

    HAHAHAHAHAHA X 1,000,000,000,000,000

    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/951864172731682818

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Yeah, that’s the problem.

    • Proud Liberal

      And I say “Fuck off!”

    • TJ Barke
    • Bill D. Burger

      All the depth, perspicuity and insight demonstrated by Britney Spears when she said that “…we should just do what our president (GWB) tells us to do.”

    • CW

      Wife of guy who made his name on an MTV show about literal full disclosure (with cameras and a confessional) hates full disclosure.

      • janecita

        She was also in the “Real World.” She drank and fucked a lot!

        • Jenny

          And was so mad you questioned her ultra conservative Catholic morals!

          • janecita

            While making out with a girl in a hot tub.

          • H0mer0

            I’ll be in my bunk.
            [Wait! I’m still at work! ]

    • Martini A, very stable genius

      Again with “the language used was not the language used” verbiage, this time spelled out in the chyron. I swear, I’m having an aneurysm, this is breaking me.

      • little miss high and mighty

        hold tight. it’s only January

      • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

        Oh, I guess “shithole” sounded better in the original Russian, then?

    • janecita

      “Real World” stupid chick said what?

    • MamaBrown

      Yeah, got it Rachel. Its not that the pussygrabber in chief is a rude, vulgar, hate filled bigot. Its that someone SAYS he is.

    • Christopher Story

      AMERICA IS AWESOME!!! (I typed that in all caps, so it must be true)
      https://youtu.be/ybsdSNp5A8w

    • cmd resistor

      Dear Stupid Person,
      We already look bad.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Yes, because all around the world, everybody is decrying how somebody could dare violate the sanctity of the presidential office by reporting what he said.

      Riiiiight…

    • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

      Yes, if we could just hide what our President says from the rest of the world, then we wouldn’t look so bad!

      THIS ISN’T HOW ANYTHING WORKS YOU IDIOT

  • Nounverb911
    • Proud Liberal

      Not today, Katie.

      • Nounverb911

        COWARDS!

        • Proud Liberal

          They can run but they can’t hide.

      • Christopher Story

        I hear hangovers get worse after 40

    • Jenny

      I would like a reporter to say we already know you think everything is ridiculous and false. Got another way to describe this shitshow, lady?

  • Michael R

    Trump flees MLK event as April Ryan hurls questions at him
    ‘Mr. President, are you a racist?’

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ce55105a5f1acbeb689f25ca657e8cff6d970ef1a6dda7f72204dfaf1685210.gif

  • So…are the national media outlets still waiting breathlessly for this man to pivot?

    • Proud Liberal

      Sigh….it appears so.

    • Me not sure
    • Katamount

      They really are just congenitally unable to grasp how dire things really are. The decades of acting as stenographers, kissing the ass of power… all over now, but they still tell themselves that if they just do the same thing they’ve always done, that’s all that’s necessary, because they won’t feel the brunt of the impact.

      No! Donald Trump is so awful that he demands a moral response. You can’t feign “neutrality”, media! You have to call him what he is: racist! Racist, racist, racist! You have to call his administration racist. You have to call his base racist! All that is good in the world demands you do this. To soft-pedal it, to couch it in clever euphamisms is to LIE. Donald Trump is a racist. Full stop.

  • Jenny

    I support recording government policy meetings.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Next on D-SPAN

      6:30 PM Cheeseburger fellation

  • Bub the very stable zombie
    • Christopher Story

      The GI tract is upside down

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        beat me to it!

        • Christopher Story

          *hat tip* Great minds and all that.

  • Ron Spangler

    Who’s Germaine? Can I get her phone number?

  • John Norris

    So why does #45 hire people from shithole countries to work at his golf courses and hotels?

    • TakingAmes

      They’re the only folks who will take the long hours and low pay? At least where the paying guests can’t see them/

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    “like one Wiggo Dalmo, who despite his name, is not actually a Hobbit.”

    And that’s when I KNEW it was a Dok Zoom piece.
    (Seriously, playing guess the author is a fun game).

    • doktorzoom

      Thanks! I was pleased with that one, and so were my hairy toes.

  • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

    Norway, Trump’s example of a non-shithole country, is a socialist place where corporations are heavily taxed. Hmm, I wonder if it might be a good idea to elect a proud socialist like Bernie and start running our own country for the benefit of all the people instead of just the uber-wealthy. Perhaps that would slow our own rapidly accelerating descent into shithole status. But I’m sure Preznit Wetfartz and his gangster cronies would rather grab everything they can steal and turn us into another Russia… a well-known shithole that has somehow escaped his opprobrium.

  • Rebel Scum with permit

    Next he’ll say he loves Haitians because they make the best cook, busboys, and cleaning staff (but never where the guests can see, those jobs are for Eastern Europeans) at all his hotels.

  • norcalOG

    Now who wouldn’t be surprised at seeing a little revision at the Statue of Liberty?
    Give us us your white,
    Your already wealthy,
    And plenty of blonde hotties
    Yearning to toast more free

  • Garbageman

    This actually raises an interesting point. . . . Maybe by the time Trump is finished, NOBODY will ever want to move to the U.S. again – from anywhere! . . . Mission accomplished, sort of, I guess . . .

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      there was an article a few months back saying (without much evidence) immigrants from places like Mexico didn’t want to come anymore. With the economy crashed and lunatics running the aslyum, they might as well stay home. The line was something like if they’re going to make as much money at home as in the U.S. and not have to face all the racism, they’d rather stay home and be with their loved ones.

      • richardgrabman

        The people crossing the US-Mexican border are mostly from Central America… passing through Mexico, but not Mexicans. Several thousand Haitians and Africans were stuck at the US border. It’s still a crisis, but Mexico has been giving them temporary residency visas while working out some kind of solution.

        There’s plenty of evidence that Mexicans are NOT going to the United States, and a good number are returning. Like from the Mexican census people (INEGI) and our customs/border service. As it is, our schools and social service centers are having a heck of a time integrating US-raised kids into the system, and placing adults who’ve returned back into the culture. The Foreign Ministry has started giving free Mexican History lessons to US returnees, many of whom left before they learned our own national myths.

  • Katamount

    Seeing as the Statue of Liberty has outlived its usefulness in the US of A, I can think of a nice spot in Halifax Harbour that would look great with a 150 foot French lady towering over it.

    • Mentally Stable Ron

      It’s awkward, because we’re starting to have immigration issues of our own. Now that we don’t want ’em, but we’re getting a lot of the ones that would have normally gone to the US. It takes time and resources to settle them in Canada, and we’re getting a tad overwhelmed.
      Thankfully, nobody with any sense is saying we need to stop. But it’s only gonna get worse before it gets better.

      • Katamount

        Yup. Got a buddy that works for Border Services; he was called in on Christmas Day(!) to Montreal to basically restore some order to the proceedings at the checkpoint so that it wasn’t just a mob of people swarming the processing personnel.

        Poor guy didn’t speak French either; basically was given two or three sentences that amounted to “please move to the end of this line” and just said them to people.

  • BMW

    Tucker Carlson is a Ph.D. candidate of missing the point.

    • mardam422

      Candidate??? He’s the fucking endowed chair.

  • Mavenmaven

    This is what his father used to say about any black people trying to rent from him. Fucking nazis all of them.

    • Magginkat

      Trump was describing himself/his father. Didn’t the old boy do business with Hitler before getting his useless a** out of town?

  • LeftyProud

    The trump supporters now saying “he is just being honest.” And I can honestly say they are all racist shit bags. Goes both ways!

    • mardam422

      Another word comes to mind for them. I think some presidential candidate used it once and got hammered for it. What was it again?

      • LeftyProud

        I was thinking of that. Just being HONEST!

    • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

      “Honest?” Does that word mean nothing anymore?

      If he was being honest, then why is he denying he said it, now.

  • BMW

    There’s nothing quite like a bunch of white media figures telling us how singling out countries of black and brown people as being less worthy of something than a country of white people isn’t at all racist.

    • Hardly Ideal

      When are they going to take the hint that we’re not interested in their goddamned opinions?

  • Like Really Smart Radio

    Dok, you’re the bees knees but I gotta disagree with you on the notion that Trump planned the whole “shithole” thing. I DO think they thought they’d need to push against DACA to pacify the cousinfuckers of the base, but I picture Stephen Miller sliming his lizard-forked wormtongue up against Trump’s waxy ear, tickling his prostate with one hand while he hissed “shithole shithole shithole” until Trump was bound to repeat it.

    I just can’t see Trump gathering his folks for a rapid strategy sesh, all with-it and decisively determined to call Africa a shit hole a la Phil Hartman’s Reagan/Girl Scout sketch. (OMG that was such a great sketch!)

    http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/president-reagan-mastermind/n9509?snl=1

    • Ms.M.Like,Genius on Maui

      Yeah. He doesn’t strike me as much of a planner.

    • doktorzoom

      Your detailed Stephen Miller scenario makes perfect sense, and is as much planning as Trump seems capable of. “Planned,” like any word describing mental function, is a relative thing for DJT

    • Mehmeisterjr

      So Planned Shitholehood?

      • Like Really Smart Radio

        Nailed it!

  • Sean Jungian

    I live in North Dakota so I already get all the shittiest aspects of Norway with none of the benefits!

    • JustDon’tSayShithole

      My sympathies.
      –ex-SoDak guy

      • Sean Jungian

        I didn’t even MENTION the shitty bland Norwegian food!

        • There’s a thing called “Norigami” – Norwegian Origami.

          Take a white piece of paper. Lay it out flat, and view it.

          That’s a view of Trondheim in the winter.

          Take that paper, and poke holes in it with a pencil.

          Now it’s a piece of lefse (Norwegian flatbread). And it tastes just like the real thing!

          • Sean Jungian

            Lefse is just one of thousands of Norwegian butter-delivery systems.

    • I interviewed for a job in Fargo from a company whose main factory was in India and the manager’s accent was barely understandable. I didn’t get the job. Never been so happy!!!!1!1!

  • Notreelyhelping

    Actual headline: Fox News Defends Trump’s ‘Shithole’

  • susan_g

    No thanks. –every Norwegian

  • capnkrunch

    Hold up. You mean there’s places in the world where you don’t need to be worried about being constantly employed in order to afford your meds, going to college won’t bankrupt you, you can’t be fired because your boss had a bad hair day, you don’t lose your job when you have a kid, you get more than 3 days of PTO a year (if you get PTO at all), and mass shootings don’t happen so often that flags are just left at half-mast?

    When can we agree that free market capitalism has failed in all the worse ways? (The answer is it doesn’t matter because it has succeeded in firmly entrenching the wealthy in power)

    • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

      Our forefathers spent all that time and trouble (or blood and treasure, if you want to get poetic) trying to rid themselves of kings.

      Now, the fuckers have sneaked right back in, with the Republican’s help.

  • rubikcube

    Can we just have Joe Biden back instead?

  • BreakingDeadMen

    What’s the ugliest part of your body
    what’s the ugliest part of you body
    some say it’s your nose
    some say it’s your toes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZjHswsK6S4

  • Last Hussar

    Why is everyone surprised? This is literally US foreign policy. This is what American Exceptionalism means. The US is allowed to do whatever it wants because it is special. Its just Dementia Donny says it out loud.

  • Poly_Ester

    Those lead tweets from djt were ghost written. The grammar, punctuation, and Capitalization are too good.

  • Enter Ranting

    Hey Donald – people from those shithole countries built the house you’re currently defiling.

  • Poly_Ester

    Norway has a center-right government, which in the eyes of the GOP makes them socialist. Why would we ever want to let socialists into the US?

  • Last Hussar

    And he’s TOO SCARED to come here to open the new embassy.

    • Mentally Stable Ron

      Of course. Lots of bluster, zero follow-through.

  • Spurning Beer

    Norwegian people are not interested in leaving one of the happiest countries on earth to move to a shithole country like the USA.

    • SisterArtemis

      But if they are, they should come to the West Coast, where we are slightly less insane!

    • Mehmeisterjr

      But the Second (and best-ever) Amendment allows us to abduct Norwegians at gunpoint and sell them into slavery. Doesn’t the Dredd Eriksson Decision count for anything?

  • alpacapunchbowl

    I would say that someone needs to beat the shit out of Fucker Carlson, but something about him has always made me think he’d be into that.

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      He’s a bottom for sure.

  • capnkrunch

    Best Twitter on the “shithole” comments. By Dr. Chuck Tingle of course.
    https://twitter.com/ChuckTingle/status/951593250845937664

  • JParkerSD46

    Couple of things: 1) Raj Shah, your boy Donald very likely includes a little country called India among his shitholes that ‘murica shouldn’t be letting people come from because, you know, “brown”. Where are your parents from? Oh, yeah, “(Raj Shaw’s) parents immigrated to the U.S. from Mumbai with origins in Gujarat, India”. Source: Wikipedia. And also, 2) Ann Coulter, please just Shut. The. Fuck. Up. For. Ever. You are beyond irrelevant.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    I may be done for a while, at least until the midterms. The daily outrages are exhausting me. Imma just save up the anger until election day.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    I love that conservatives are trying to make it seem as though Dems are trying to defend thenliving conditions in Third World countries, or simply upset about coarse language. I’ve been to places that I would happily describe as shitholes (including parts of the US), but that doesn’t make the people living in those places any less worthy of an attempt at US citizenship than people living in other places.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      That seems to be the part that they don’t get, just because you live in a shithole (like lots of my redneck relatives) doesn’t me you are unworthy of being a human being.

  • hey, I’d live in a big condo on North Lake Shore Drive. where do I sign up?

  • Paperless Tiger

    Trump: Just off the top of my head …

    Room: Gasp!

  • hendenburg2

    I wouldn’t mind moving to Norway. Cats are much cuddlier in cold temperatures, and the chefs there don’t cause nearly as many mishaps and explosions as their Swedish counterparts.

    • Roadstergal

      The Norwegian friend I mentioned below owns a big fluffy snuggly ColdClimesCat.

      • Lordpnut

        In high school (’80’s) I met an exchange student from Norway whose host family was oppressively religious and authoritarian.
        Her name was Rikki. She was beautiful, spoke better English than most Americans, and found schoolwork childishly simple – so naturally she gravitated into the “wrong crowd” to experience real American culture. The only thing that shocked offended her about America was the teenage pregnancy rate.

  • aureolaborealis

    Post by a redditor (u/BadDecisionDino) from one of the “shithole” countries.
    (TL;DR: It’s not the word “shithole” that’s the problem, it’s the racism behind the statement.)

    The most offensive part about Trump’s comments today wasn’t the word “shithole”. It was the word “Why”.

    “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

    Do people even really understand what our president is saying?

    Look, I’m not angry because he calls places “shitholes”. I’m a first generation immigrant. I come from a shithole. I lived 10 years in a shithole. I’ll freely call it a shithole. I won’t get offended if you call it a shithole! It’s a shithole! Happy?

    But how DARE he use my origin as an excuse to demand an additional reason to explain my presence here? Why is it up to me (but not say, a white Norwegian) to provide some extra level of justification for why I deserve the chance to be an American?

    If these places really are shitholes, shouldn’t there be an even greater obligation to help people who come from there, specifically because they’re in the most danger?

    Apparently not. Because Trump sincerely believes that some people do, and some people do not deserve the chance to be Americans, and your birthplace (and by extension, your race) is a key deciding factor in whether you deserve the chance to be an American.

    Notice that he did not ask “Why are we letting in poor people?” or “Why are we letting in people without degrees?” or “Why are we letting in people with criminal histories” or “Why are we letting in people who refuse to learn English?”. No, let’s cut the crap, already, because deep down, we know damn well that he’s not talking about merit, or even about your place of origin. After everything you’ve seen, who do you think Trump is more likely to feel is more deserving citizenship? One of those scary Muslims that are “taking over” Norway, or a white South African? Cuz I got a feeling that when he’s looking at those people, the calculus for determining whether their home countries count as “shitholes” suddenly changes.

    Trump is practically saying “America is for white people. The rest are interlopers until proven otherwise. Until someone explains to me WHY they’re even allowed here.” Let’s not forget either, that in this particular situation, he’s not even talking about illegal immigrants. He doesn’t get to even use that old fig-leaf.

    He’s talking about a reconfiguration of who we even allow the chance to become legal, through all the proper channels, not based on merit, not based on national security, not based on employability, but specifically targeted against the people he happens to hate.

    And yet, the media is taking the bait. Already they rush to obfuscate the issue, to absolve him of the real evil of his comment by focusing on the “inappropriate word” he used.

    Already, we’re having these dumb conversations like “Well, he denied that he said that exact word, but he said she said that he did!” or “Well, to be fair, Haiti isn’t exactly a nice place to live, he’s just saying what everyone thinks privately, and he just chose a colorful word to describe it…”, and instead of focusing on the racism, we just go “Oh, but look at the pretty beaches of Haiti! It’s not a shithole! Look at the natural beauty and rich culture of-” SHUT THE FUCK UP!

    What bearing does that debate have on anything?!? As if Trump’s greatest sin is his vocabulary and not watching the Travel Channel?

    What our president said today isn’t just boorish, it isn’t just cruel. It betrays a deep and insidious level of racism that can only be described as white supremacy. Again. This is a pattern, don’t forget. But in this instance, he is literally throwing a tantrum because the “wrong people” are enjoying the benefit of immigration.

    And it is so depressing and so terrifying, that even Trump’s opponents – the people who represent the best hope we got to survive this regime – are just gonna waltz past that and chide him for his language.

    If I’m the one from the shithole, how come Americans are so stupid that they keep falling for this crap over and over?

    • Lordpnut

      That was beautiful.

      • dlafell

        I’ll second, third and fourth that.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    It strikes me that if Trump had managed to say that horrendously racist thing about wanting white immigrants instead of black ones without using the word “shithole”, most of the US media would probably have ignored the whole thing.

  • Kristina Muskiewicz

    You guys, you guys, you’re all missing the point. The true point is that President Orange Baby Hands remembered the REAL name of a REAL country called Norway ALL BY HIMSELF, YES HE DID HE IS SO PROUD OF HIMSELF.

  • Hardly Ideal

    MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell noted that he, too, is the descendant of people from the shithole country of Ireland, and that American nativists feared the country would be overrun by a bunch of uncouth criminal bumpkins from that awful, poor, crime-ridden shithole. He also reminded us that for a long time, the Trumps of Long Island hid their German ancestry by falsely claiming Swedish roots.

    The Irish were once these awful interlopers, but now they’re as American as pepperoni pizza and Cinco de Mayo. Makes me wonder who we’re going to hate next after we get over Mexicans and Muslims.

    • Roadstergal

      The racist side of our country never ‘got over’ black people, and I don’t think Muslims will ever go out of style, either.

      • richardgrabman

        A black Muslim (not a Black Muslim) friend of mine said that the only change will be redefining “Hispanics” as “white” so there will still be a minority to hate on.

      • Lordpnut

        Hating on Muslims is better because jeebus, 911,…Benghazi!!!

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Those fucking Normayans!

    • Lordpnut

      Italians too. And Germans. And Poles. And…

  • NotALiar

    Not today Tammy. FUCKING HILARIOUS!!

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      He is an absolute treasure.

  • Miles Monroe

    Our new hero is that guy Heauti Heuato Heautom

    That German tweeter guy.

  • richardgrabman

    Immigrant to a shithole country here. Yeah, a lot of USAnians are moving to shithole Mexico and Honduras and Panama and Ecuador and… OK, a lot are moving for the simple reason that their US-based income lets them live at a standard they only aspired to at home mostly based on the US exploitation of their host country’s natural resources over the last 200 years.. but some of us because we saw the US as a shithole of racism, imperialist adventurism, decadence, and greed.

    • Mexico great food, but shitty infrastructure out in the rural areas. Honduras is very dangerous in the capital. Panama is relatively expensive, because home for tax evasion and the food sucks, but the rainforest is amazing. Ecuador coast is blazing hot and muggy and the high cities are great if you don’t have heart problems (Cuenca is 8200 feet, much less oxygen).

  • JMP

    “Of course you can have a debate over what countries we ought to admit immigrants from”

    We can have that debate; but it your answer isn’t “all of them”, they you’re a fucking racist.

    • Lily412

      They can claim “merit-based” all they want, but we know how these a-holes really think.

  • Yardley Bottles

    Trump just keeps digging his shithole deeper every day and fills it with his mouth.

  • dansezlajavanaise

    “one Wiggo Dalmo, who despite his name, is not actually a Hobbit”.

    how are you so sure? have you seen his toes?

  • boll ocks

    Um, yeah, Norway isn’t looking for immigrants from the United States at this time. Wonder why? *Facepalms self so hard that am transported into entirely more interesting dystopian universe than the current one*

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