Kirsters Baish| Liberals are signing up to bash Trump after he was accused of calling certain nations “s***hole” in a closed door meeting last week. Since the meeting, Washington has turned into a media feeding frenzy. Politicians have been nonstop opening their traps to express anger and surprise. Many have called Trump a racist.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham was one of those politicians. Graham has been a known critic of President Trump. The mainstream media has been paying plenty of attention to Graham’s remarks on Trump, however, they haven’t paid much attention to something he said five years ago. The senior senator from South Carolina issued a statement in which he stated that he “said my piece directly to Trump.”
The statement that Graham made five years ago, however, was worse than what Trump allegedly said.
CNBC reported that the statement read, “Yesterday Senator Durbin and I met with President Trump at the White House to discuss our bipartisan proposal on border security and immigration. Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. I’ve always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals. The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe. It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One. Diversity has always been our strength, not our weakness. In reforming immigration we cannot lose these American Ideals.”
To save you the trouble of reading through the entire statement, there was nothing in it which addressed whether El Salvador and Haiti were stable and well-run countries that posed no risk of pushing criminal activity towards America.
The majority of mainstream media outlets simply left it at that. However, Breitbart decided to go a little deeper and found that Graham had actually said something shockingly similar during a Senate panel on immigration back in 2013.
Graham, had stated, “The people coming across the southern border live in hellholes. They don’t like that. They want to come here. Our problem is we can’t have everybody in the world who lives in a hellhole come to America. There are 11 million people coming through the southern border ‘cause they come from countries where they can’t find work, and life is miserable. So it seems to me that if you can control who gets a job you’ve gone a long way in controlling illegal immigration. Because as long as the jobs are available in America you can’t build a fence high enough to stop people.”
There are two reasons why Graham’s statement didn’t get much attention when it was made five years ago. It could be that “hell” is more acceptable than “sh*t.” Or it could be that the mainstream media didn’t want to bash a democrat, but when Trump is accused of making a similar statement, they are all over him.
Take into account that the mainstream media has been loving every second of trashing Trump for the alleged comment. Yes, the word is crude, but there is some truth to the statement (if it was actually in fact made.) El Salvador is teeming with members of the MS-13 gang and has the highest murder rate of any country that is not currently at war. Haiti has been plagued with natural disasters.
The Mexican “hellhole” that Graham mentioned back in 2013 could be compared to a utopia when compared to Haiti and El Salvador.
The hypocrisy of the left is almost too much to handle at this point. Can we seriously back up a Democrat who says something extremely similar to what our Commander in Chief said, but bash our POTUS? Something is seriously wrong here.