Rand Paul: Trump is not prejudiced against Haiti because he helped finance my trip there for the medical mission
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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul brushed away suggestions that President Trump holds an anti-Haitian racial animus because he once supported Paul’s trip to the Caribbean to surgically treat poor Haitians. On NBC’s “Meet The Press “Sunday, Paul said that Trump had donated money to Paul before he became President. Paul performed around 200 operations on Haitians during his trip. The remarks were made days after Trump said that Haiti and some African countries are “shithole nations.”
This remark has led to an attack on Democratic legislators who call Trump a racist. Paul said that Congress wouldn’t help with a deal on immigration. “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.