The question is worthy of the leader of the KKK, The Neo-Nazis, or any other white supremacist  organization:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"  ---Donald J Trump

This is why we must continue to argue and parse what racism is and who racists are....

Condemnation of this question is not enough. This must be squarely confronted for exactly and precisely what it is.

So here's the question:

Why haven't we heard from the people who were in the room when Trump asked his question?

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Comment by koshersalaami on January 12, 2018 at 5:24am

I’m learning about this this morning. Who was in the room? 

Comment by Ron Powell on January 12, 2018 at 6:19am

Surprisingly a comprehensive list of the Senators present hasn't been comprised or published...I can't find one...

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/us/politics/trump-shithole-co...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration/trump-ques...

The meeting was bipartisan....

Led by Senators Graham and Durbin joined by conservatives brought in by WH Advisor Stephen Miller...

Comment by koshersalaami on January 12, 2018 at 6:28am

We know some Congressmen and Senators have reacted, including Republicans, per the second link, but I don’t know if those people were in the room. That’s not clear. One Republican Representative who reacted is of Haitian descent. 

Comment by Rodney Roe on January 12, 2018 at 6:30am

Ron, I think their mouths are still hanging open.

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on January 12, 2018 at 7:00am

"Why haven't we heard from the people who were in the room when Trump asked his question?"

Coke, Pepsi, same stuff sold as different brands.  Republican, democrats...  same mindset, sold as different brands.

I expect this from republicans.  I also expect this from democrats who didn't think the comment was incorrect until they had to comment on it and THEN it was terrible.

As for "shithole countries"???  PFFFFT! I've had African Nigerian Princes offer to SEND me millions of dollars for FREE and all I've ever gotten offered by Norwegians was smoked fish that they wanted ME to pay for!!!! I know which country is the real shithole!

Comment by Ron Powell on January 12, 2018 at 7:11am

The consequence of those in the room remaining silent is Trump now denying that he made that remark or used that language....

As I have said, mere condemnation is not enough. This Stuff must be immediately confronted when and where it occurs.

White House officials are justifying it and there are RepublicanCongress persons condoning  it...

Where are McConnell and Ryan on this?

Comment by Ron Powell on January 12, 2018 at 7:14am

Trump has managed to insult , disrespect, and disparage virtually every black and brown person and country on the planet....

Comment by Ron Powell on January 12, 2018 at 7:30am

@Amy;  If the Nationality of the perpetrator of a con game is the determinant of whether their country of origin is a "shithole", look no further than 160O  Pennsylvania Avenue,  Washington, DC. 

Comment by Rodney Roe on January 12, 2018 at 7:36am

I understand, politics and all, Lindsey Graham being silent, but where is Dick Durbin?

"There was immediate reaction on Capitol Hill: Sen. Orrin Hatch said he looks forward "to getting a more detailed explanation" on the comments; Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said Trump "is a bad person;" Congresswoman Mia Love, who is Haitian-American, called on Trump to "apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned." ~ Axios

Orrin Hatch isn't even running for re-election and he wouldn't criticize the remark.

Amy, I know you will appreciate Debbie Wasserman-Shultz' comment.

Only the Haitian American took a stand and she is not a "white american."

Comment by Ron Powell on January 12, 2018 at 7:37am

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