Yesterday, Donald Trump had a public meeting with Democrats about immigration reform.
And of course those negotiations continued in private too. And Democrats say that in that private negotiation, Trump called some countries in the Third World “shitholes”.
The media went nuts. They said the word dozens of times in public, on the air, to show how mad they are that it was said private...
Trump says he was misquoted.
I have no idea what he said. Frankly, I find it credible that he did say that.
But whatever words he used, Trump is really asking:
Why is America taking people from the world’s worst countries?
And isn't that just the other side of the coin of what liberals say: “We need to take these people — their countries are so crummy”?
Isn’t that what Angela Merkel really says when she opens up the doors? Isn’t that what Trudeau says when he invites tens of thousands of poorly vetted Syrians?
So really: the charge against Trump isn’t that he’s wrong.
It’s that he was mean.
If Trump really was ambushed by Democrats, who tattled about a private comment he allegedly made, it shows that Trump can’t have a good faith negotiation with them about immigration. They would rather score some media points than actually get a deal.
What we have here is Trumpism distilled: Trump saying something that is, at its core, substantially true.
And saying it in a blunt way that no-one has done before.
And that millions of severely normal people nod and say — yep, that’s true...
TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Breitbart's Joel Pollak comes on to talk more about this "controversy," then UN expert Claudia Rosett reveals how North Korea is "gaming" the Olympics.
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