Reports that President Donald Trump asked why the U.S. is letting people in from “s**thole countries” sparked the liberal media to spin a variety of stories illustrating how this latest rumor is further proof that the President is a “racist”.
MSNBC segment producer Mary Emily O’Hara, who promotes herself on her Twitter account as “America’s 11th favorite cable news lesbian”, apparently went too far in her eagerness to prove that Trump’s words had caused at least one staffer to resign.
On Thursday, the Washington Post wrote a report that quoted unidentified sources from a bipartisan meeting about DACA between Trump and senators saying that the president called Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations “shithole countries.”
Trump’s comment, which he denied in a tweet on Friday morning, was likely in reference to the push by some senators to maintain temporary protected status for DACA’s so-called “Dreamers”, who come from some of those countries.
“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!” Trump tweeted after the news of his so-called “bashing” of third-world countries was leaked to an outraged press. The media were quick to repeat the Post’s unverified account as though Trump had made such comments in a public speech.
Just after the “shithole” story broke, O’Hara immediately jumped on the coincidental resignation of U.S. Ambassador to Panama, John Feeley, and claimed that the reason for his departure was because he could no longer serve Trump in light of the President’s so-called “racism”. The only problem with that story was the fact that Feeley’s resignation made headlines “well before the ‘shithole’ fiasco”, as commentator Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner pointed out in a tweet.
O’Hara wasn’t the only one to make the false claim that Feeley had resigned over the President’s remarks as others quickly followed suit.
See, what’s funny is that Univision reported this yesterday at 1:35 pm, well before the “shithole” fiasco.
But Feeley’s resignation is being characterized as a reaction to the president’s reported remarks. So, that’s really neat. https://t.co/g9XAVi5duU
— Ruthless T. Firefly (@BecketAdams) January 12, 2018
In a now deleted tweet, the producer said, “Feeley is the first U.S. diplomat to resign over the president’s comments.”
“Concerns the phrasing was misleading” is being rather charitable, no? pic.twitter.com/TAZ8m7hynF
— Maul Of America (@MaulofAmerica) January 12, 2018
Oh, we are the ones that are “confused” over the “comments” part of your post?? Seriously, don’t act like you weren’t saying he resigned due to the comments made by Trump during the immigration meeting. Nice walk back.
— Ken Meyer (@Kcmeyer6971) January 12, 2018