Forget the “racism accusations”… President Trump has done more for Haiti than the Clintons.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended the president on the Sunday edition of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The lawmaker dismissed charges of racism and revealed that Trump financed a medical mission in which Paul performed surgeries on 200 Haitians.
Rand Paul: Trump isn’t prejudiced against Haiti because he “was a large financial backer” of my medical mission trips there. pic.twitter.com/M16arfUHng
— Ryan Saavedra ???????? (@RealSaavedra) January 14, 2018
Paul, an ophthalmologist, told NBC’s Chuck Todd the president provided funding for the mission trip before taking office.
The Kentucky senator said:
“It is unfair to draw conclusions from a remark that I think wasn’t constructive is the least we can say and I think it is unfair to all of a sudden, paint him, well, he’s a racist, when I know for a fact he cares very deeply about the people in Haiti because he helped to finance a trip, we were able to give vision back for 200 people in Haiti.”
Paul also argued the racism accusations are preventing a deal from being reached between Democrats and Republicans on the issue of immigration.
“You can’t have an immigration compromise if everyone is out there calling the president a racist,” he asserted. “They’re actually destroying the setting… in which anything meaningful can happen on immigration.”
President Trump has denied using the term “s—hole” in describing Haiti and African nations during a White House meeting on immigration with lawmakers.
“S—holegate” is turning out to be just another liberal outrage of the week.