A CIA Director just sent a powerful warning to Trump’s derogatory comments
Obama era CIA Director John Brennan said Thursday that Lady Liberty is “weeping” over President Trump’s “atrocious” reference to immigrants being from “shithole countries.”
“Lady Liberty, our founding fathers, and generations of right-thinking Americans are all weeping tonight over the atrocious comments attributed to Donald Trump, who continues to demonstrate daily that he is a deeply flawed person,” Brennan tweeted.
Lady Liberty, our founding fathers, and generations of right-thinking Americans are all weeping tonight over the atrocious comments attributed to Donald Trump, who continues to demonstrate daily that he is a deeply flawed person. https://t.co/v2JAfqLRKU
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) January 11, 2018
Trump drew immediate criticism from lawmakers and media figures for his Thursday comments at an Oval Office meeting on immigration, where he pushed back against restoring protected status to immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.
Brennan, an appointee of former President Obama who led the intelligence agency until 2017, is a frequent critic of Trump’s foreign policy. In recent months, Brennan has ripped the president for scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and being outsmarted by Russian President Vladimir Putin in regards to the nation’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
Haiti’s ambassador to the U.S. on Thursday reportedly condemned President Trump’s comments referring to the nation as a “shithole” country, which sparked bipartisan backlash.
Ambassador Paul Altidor told NBC News political contributor Yamiche Alcindor that Trump’s remarks were “based on stereotypes” and the president was either “misinformed” or “miseducated.”
The Haitian ambassador also said he had formally requested that a U.S. official explain the remarks to Haitian government officials, Alcindor tweeted.
“Haitians fought along U.S. soldiers in the Revolutionary War and we continue to be great contributors to American society,” said Altidor, an economist who attended college and graduate school in the U.S. after his family moved there.