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Vox: Trump’s “shithole countries” comment exposes the core of Trumpism
Just about all news agencies worldwide are reporting and commenting on Trump calling Haiti and other similar countries "shithole countries". Late night comedians are playing it up.
However, as the Vox article notes, the sheer racism of his comments would normally be shocking coming from any other president, but the terrifying thing is that it’s not the least bit surprising coming from Donald Trump. We just take it in stride and make jokes about it. Not so funny.
"Put even more bluntly, his talk about “shithole countries” is a perfect distillation of Trumpism. "Trumpism” is just the politics of white grievance."
And Trump continues to play to that base.
Zack Beauchamp's above article in Vox is worth reading, but for many on this website, we might ask what is new. Nothing that Trump says or does surprises us. It is his base of faithful "brown shirt" supporters who really worry me.