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Was Trump Right About S**thole Countries?

He was wrong to make this statement

Trump is right about these places

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President Trump’s comment about certain nations being "sh**holes" was needlessly insulting and simply unpresidential, suggests the National Review. Holding these views is one thing, but to verbalize them so publicly was not befitting of his office. Many immigrants from such counties are in the US and contribute positively to society. While problems exist in their countries, deriding them for it in such a disparaging way was quite tactless. By calling Norwegians ideal immigrants, Trump strongly implied that he prefers white people coming in. This will inflame political opposition and make it harder than ever to pass much-needed legislation.

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President Trump's view that the US should favor immigrants from developed and well-educated countries is accurate, holds Cheryl Chumley of The Washington Times. While impolite, his remark about the state of other countries reflects the grim reality. People from places like Haiti do tend to escape poverty and violence. America can't afford to let in every immigrant that wants to come. It's in our own interest to pick and choose the most-qualified people that will contribute to US society in the best possible way. Democrats have opportunistically twisted this truth to undermine the president. Trump isn't racist, he's a realist.

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