Nigerians in huts, Haitians with AIDS: Here’s Trump’s history of controversial comments

President Donald Trump of United States has a history of making controversial comments

United States President, Donald Trump is widely known for courting with trouble and throwing insults at people or races.

He has longed been accused of stoking racial tension by making incendiary comments about ethnic minorities while taking a delicate approach to white supremacists.

Before winning the 2016 president election, Trump spearheaded the so-called ‘birther movement’ which questioned then President Barack Obama’s place of birth.

During the campaign, he suggested that some Mexican immigrants are ‘rapists’ and ‘bringing crime,’ while complaining that a judge presiding over a civil suit involving Trump couldn’t fairly arbitrate the case due to his Latino heritage.

Soon after his surprising upset win, Trump attempted to institute a travel ban aimed at keeping individuals from six Muslim majority countries from entering the United States, prompting outcries of Islamophobia.

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Last month, the Supreme ruled the administration was allowed to enforce the presidential order while it’s being challenged in courts.

More recently, Trump was accused of insulting Navajo code talkers during a ceremony at the White House honoring their service.

During the event, Trump took a swipe at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, referencing his designated nickname for the Massachusetts Democrat, ‘Pocahontas.’

In August 2017, he appeared to draw a moral equivalence between neo-Nazi demonstrators and anti-racist counter protester following a violent clash in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and over 20 others were wounded after they were struck by a car driven by 20-year-old white supremacist James Fields, who police say intentionally plowed his Dodge into a crowd of activists protesting an alt-right rally.

The Washington Post also reported that the President made disparaging remarks about Haitians during a meeting in June 2017, remarking they ‘all have AIDS.’

He added in that June meeting that immigrants from Nigeria, once they saw the United States, would never ‘go back to their huts,’ according to The New York Times.

And Trump’s latest controversy came on Thursday, after The Washington Post reported that the President wanted more immigrants from Norway rather from ‘s**thole countries’ like Haiti and those in Africa.

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