Donald Trump’s presidency can be marked by a never-ending highlight reel of depressing lows and major f*ckups — and even then, he manages to outdo himself on a regular basis. Even in the craziest, most awful presidency we’ve ever been tortured with witnessing, there are a few standout moments and today Trump finally paid for one of them.
Earlier today, Trump had a joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, during which Trump was finally humiliated for making his comments about “sh*thole countries” in front of the African leader. For anyone who needs a refresher, Trump called the African nation a “sh*thole” country in a private meeting last year, further solidifying his stance as a racist.
While Trump’s comments caused an uproar, he was never really held accountable for them the way he was today, when Buhari was specifically asked about what he thought about Trump’s comments — as the cameras rolled and Trump was standing right there. Buhari played it safe and responded:
The best thing for me is to keep quiet.”
Trump, always the loudest and dumbest person in the room, tried to get off the topic and soften the blow:
We didn’t discuss it, and you do have some countries that are in very bad shape and very tough places to live in. But we didn’t discuss it, because the president knows me, and he knows where I’m coming from and I appreciate that. We did not discuss it.”
You can watch this awkward moment below:
While Trump may want to continue glossing over the incident and pretending like it never happened, his former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, came to America’s rescue to confirm that Trump DID say those words. She tweeted to Buhari:
President @MBuhari FYI he said it.”
Comments like Trump’s deserve to be scrutinized and called out for their bigotry. Trump just got a major dose of this — on national television.
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