Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul can prove that President Donald Trump has nothing against Haitians, despite a rabid media claiming that the President is racist after he was quoted on Friday as saying that some countries are “shitholes.” Trump has denied the report, and insisted he was mis-quoted, but the media has run with the narrative.
Appearing on NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday, Sen. Paul pushed back against the false narrative that President Trump is racist against Haitians, reporting that Trump once supported Paul’s trip to the Caribbean nation to do eye surgeries on poor Haitians.
Paul has been letting everyone know that Trump generously donated money to medical mission trips Paul took long before he was elected president. According to the Republican senator, he performed roughly 200 surgeries on Haitian patients, restoring their sight, and Trump was a major donor in the effort. This is clear evidence that Trump isn’t prejudiced against the country or its people.
“It is unfair to draw conclusions from a remark that, I think, wasn’t constructive is the least we can say,” Paul remarked, noting how unfair it is to call the man 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 further noted that when it comes to immigration, there can be no compromise if Democrats insist on labeling the President a racist.
“There are a lot of questions that this ultimately intersects with policy, and the only thing I regret from all of this, other than I think some people in the media have gone completely bonkers with, you know, just ad hominem on the president, I want to see an immigration compromise and you can’t have an immigration compromise if everybody is out there calling the president a racist,” he said.
Paul repeated the story on Fox & Friends Monday morning. Watch videos of both interviews below:
.@RandPaul: “I went to Haiti a few years ago, I went on a medical mission trip… I asked for donations before I went on the trip and one of those was to businessman Donald J. Trump who not only helped with the trip to Haiti but also helped with a previous trip that we took.” pic.twitter.com/LtbY7IbzKN
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