Trump Said Haitians ‘All Have AIDS’ and Nigerians Would Never ‘Go Back To Their Huts’ After Seeing US: Report
President Donald Trump reportedly made racist remarks about Haitians and Nigerians.
Trump made the comments during a meeting in the Oval Office about his immigration ban in June, notes The New York Times:
Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,” he grumbled, according to one person who attended the meeting and another person who was briefed about it by a different person who was there.
Forty thousand had come from Nigeria, Mr. Trump added. Once they had seen the United States, they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa, recalled the two officials, who asked for anonymity to discuss a sensitive conversation in the Oval Office.
Twitter users pounded Trump for his alleged racist comments:
Holy crap. In an immigration meeting, Trump complained that
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) December 23, 2017
BREAKING: President Trump reportedly complained in June about Haitian immigrants saying “they all have AIDS.”
— The Resistance (@Resistance_Feed) December 23, 2017
Has anyone considered that President Trump didn’t mean black immigrants come from huts and have AIDS in a racist way?? Or are we all jumping to conclusions willy nilly and demeaning his hard work and effort
— “TBONE” O’Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) December 23, 2017
haitians “have AIDS”
nigerians live in “huts”
nazis are “very fine people”
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) December 23, 2017
Wow…I didn’t know people still used racist insults like go back to Africa, and black people from (insert black country) all have AIDS. Not only is Trump a Nazi troll, he is a Nazi troll with retro racist insults.
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) December 23, 2017
this ignorant, racist piece of shit..acts like he has AIDS of the brain. Biggest LOSER embarrassment ever!… https://t.co/UrojgRbQFH
— Meria Heller (@MeriaHeller) December 23, 2017
Must-read article about how much Trump has gone off the rails on immigration policy. Trump even said in WH meeting that the 15000 Haitian immigrants “all have AIDS.” Such irrational and unAmerican policies need challenge. https://t.co/TkFATyk20w
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) December 23, 2017
Has Trump hate-tweeted about the alleged fakeness of huts and AIDS yet
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) December 23, 2017
Trump’s “knowledge” of HIV/AIDS is stuck in 1983, when people wrongly believed AIDS only affected the so-called “4-H” groups: Haitians, homosexuals, heroin users and hemophiliacs.
This is why he bans the CDC from using words like “diversity,” “science-based” & “evidence-based.” https://t.co/VneTCMOvRc
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 23, 2017
Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States*.
*This is all a Daliesque dream, right? Right? Bueller… Bueller…
Trump Oval Office immigration rant: Haitians ‘all have AIDS’ and Nigerians would never ‘go back to their huts’ after seeing US https://t.co/lf7D6tiPCo
— Craig Blair (@BlairExMachina) December 23, 2017
It is a sign of how far 2017 has taken us that the headline here isn’t “POTUS: All Haitian Immigrants ‘Have AIDS,’” as it would be with literally any other president. For Trump, it’s just an anecdote a few grafs down. https://t.co/fFcNzKZQyy
— Joshua Benton (@jbenton) December 23, 2017
This is the man who leads our country saying these things, not some drunk man clutching on to his whisky and a bar stool:
“Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,”
40K had come from Nigeria: they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa.
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) December 23, 2017
OMFG. I completely believe he said it. He is that kind of person & it sounds like him. He’s an awful, awful human being.
Trump Oval Office immigration rant: Haitians ‘all have AIDS’ and Nigerians would never ‘go back to their huts’ after seeing US https://t.co/BthJHmoyFP
— Kimberly Stephens (@KimbyIndy) December 23, 2017
Trump said in a June meeting:
Haitian immigrants “all have AIDS.”
Nigerians coming 2 the U.S. would never “go back to their huts”.
Afghan immigrants come from a terrorist haven.
— Don’t Leave Blank (@WTFisGoingOnDon) December 23, 2017
So I guess we are back to talking about whether the President is a racist. — Trump, on Hatian immigrants coming to the US, they “all have AIDS.” On Nigerian immigrants, Trump said once they’d seen the U.S., they’d never “go back to their huts” in Africa. https://t.co/CtrYWjW9ZF
— Greg Sarafan 🌐⚖🗽 (@GSarafan) December 23, 2017
Not to be a downer, but Trump saying “Haitians have AIDS and refugees live in huts” isn’t going to dissuade your Trump-voting family because THEY ARE RACIST AND AGREE WITH HIM. Cut the cancer from your lives, y’all.
— Donna Dickens (@MildlyAmused) December 23, 2017
I look forward to Sarah Sanders explaining how Trump was simply expressing concern over the AIDS problem in Haiti while looking at reporters like they’re the ones who are awful racists.
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) December 23, 2017
So, Trump saying that everyone from Haiti has AIDS. Get ready for his proxies to:
1. Deny he said it, but
2. Insist there is a very real point to be made anyway, and
3. Raising that point is not racist, but A Good Thing because it highlights a health crisis.
— Alexandra Erin Roasting On An Open Fire (@alexandraerin) December 23, 2017
Trumps said Haitians “all have AIDS” and Nigerians “would never go back to their huts” in Africa once they see the United States.
Donald 👏 Trump 👏 is 👏 a 👏 racist.
— khadz ( Dream Act Now) (@sweetkhadz) December 23, 2017
If Trump owned huts in Nigeria he wouldn’t rent them to black people.
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) December 23, 2017