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US-Haiti Policy History Worse Than Any Alleged Trump Epithet

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President Trump has denied using the vulgarity "sh**holeto describe Haiti and some countries in Africa. He is alleged to have done so while rebuffing proposals during a private White House meeting to allow individuals from Haiti temporarily in the country to remain and to admit more individuals from some nations in Africa.

The president tweeted, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made — a big setback for DACA!" He then followed up with this tweet, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country.

"Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings — unfortunately, no trust!"

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., insisted that President Trump had indeed used "hate-filled, vile and racist" language about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa. Referring specifically to the president’s alleged use of the term "sh**hole," Sen. Durbin said, "That was the exact word used by the president. Not once, but repeatedly. That was the nature of this conversation."

The president’s alleged use of the vulgarity sparked outrage from members of both parties, the media and the United Nations.

CNN Chief White House Correspondent and a leading Trump-hater, Jim Acosta, said President Trump "seems to harbor racist feelings about people of color, from other parts of the world."

As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Republican Representative Mia Love of Utah, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said President Trump's comments were "unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values."

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said "President Trump’s remarks smack of blatant racism."

A U.N. human rights official, Rupert Coleville, declared, "There is no other word you can use but 'racist'. You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as 'sh**holes', whose entire populations who are not white, are therefore not welcome."

The president’s purported comment came during a private meeting in the White House on Thursday to discuss a "bipartisan" compromise proposal offered by six senators to extend legislative protection to the "Dreamers," along with added security measures the president had requested. President Trump rejected the proposal as inadequate.

Whether President Trump did use "sh**hole," or an equivalent vulgarity, to describe whole nations and their peoples in the private White House meeting is a matter of dispute between the president and his accusers. If the president did engage in such vituperative, inflammatory language, he deserves harsh criticism and should apologize. However, some of those quick to criticize the president should also look in the mirror.

The U.N., for example, is guilty of having brought cholera to Haiti via members of its peacekeeping mission who failed to use proper sanitation facilities. The U.N. still has not made full restitution to the people affected. It took months for the U.N. to issue a half-hearted apology, while hiding behind legal immunity to avoid full accountability.

The cholera epidemic has killed more than 10,000 Haitians and sickened at least 800,000. A UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, harshly criticized the UN’s failure to assume full legal responsibility for the havoc its peacekeeping forces caused the Haitian people. He said, "If the United Nations bluntly refuses to hold itself accountable for human rights violations, it makes a mockery of its efforts to hold governments and others to account."

Alston added, "The reason why the U.N. has done nothing about Haiti for the last six years is essentially legal advice that is coming from the U.S. State Department and then echoed by the U.N. Office of Legal Affairs."

Bill Clinton, the U.N.'s special envoy to Haiti at the time, admitted on behalf of the U.N. that it was likely that a Nepali peacekeeper brought the infection to Haiti, but blamed its spread on Haiti's poor sanitary conditions due to the overflow of latrines and septic tanks into the fresh drinking water source.

The U.N. dragged its feet in getting to the root cause of the problem, helped along in its delaying tactics by senior members of the Obama administration, who also sided with the UN in its assertion of legal immunity.

"The cholera bacterium is usually found in water or food sources that have been contaminated by feces (poop) from a person infected with cholera," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The mainstream media paid little attention to the U.N.’s failure to make full amends for literally helping to turn Haiti into a 's**hole,' aided and abetted by the Obama administration. That would seem much worse an offense against the Haitian people than President Trump’s alleged ill-advised use of the vulgar descriptor.

Joseph A. Klein is a featured author for FrontPage Magazine and the United Nations correspondent for Canada Free Press. He has also authored the books "Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom" and "Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam." Klein, a Harvard Law school alumnus and practicing attorney, has been a guest on many radio shows as a commentator and has appeared on several TV shows including "Fox & Friends." For more of this reports — Click Here Now.

 

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The U.N., for example, is guilty of having brought cholera to Haiti via members of its peacekeeping mission who failed to use proper sanitation facilities. The U.N. still has not made full restitution to the people affected.
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