With vulgarity getting more TV airplay than any time since The Sopranos faded to black, Hollywood and Beltway Twitter pages are, no surprise, no more genteel today.
“I’m just going to start calling him president Shithole,” tweets George Takei. Mr. Trump, tweets Jamie Lee Curtis, “the only ‘shithole’ is you.”
You get the idea. Some are more verbose than others – and there are a few pro-shithole tweets (see: James Woods, Tucker Carlson, Ann Coulter, for proof) – but most are along the lines of House of Cards creator Beau Willimon’s “There is no bottom to this shithole of a presidency.”
Take a look, with more no doubt on their way. We’ll start with a reminder of what the president is alleged to have said, then move on to Anderson Cooper’s emotional defense of Haiti and the Twitter responses.
Said Trump, according to news reports and Congress members in an immigration meeting yesterday: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” and “Why do we want people from Haiti here?”
Responses from Hollywood celebrities and Beltway pundits:
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Tomorrow will be the 8th anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti and killed more than 200,000 people in 2010. In those following days and months and years on the ground I was moved and inspired everyday by the resilience, joy and innovation of the Haitian people. Haiti has become my second home and the friends I’ve met there have become my family. @realdonaldtrump your sick, racist, sad remarks about this incredible nation are the mark of a very uneducated, unstable (not Genius) person who lacks any sense of compassion or acknowledges the gifts the Haitian people have brought to our beloved country.