CNN’s Philip Mudd condemns Trump for continuing America’s tradition of slurring immigrants

CNN’s Philip Mudd condemns Trump for continuing America’s tradition of slurring immigrants

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PHILIP MUDD: Close your ears Wolf, because I’m going to give you a reaction, and it’s personal. I’m a proud “shitholer.” My family was called “wops” and “mackerel-eaters.” We came from Italians and Irish, who were regarded as people from “shithole” countries.

A century ago, we called people “slant-eyes,” Chinese immigrants that we’re now ashamed of speaking about in those terms, because they came from a “shithole” country, and now they’re a backbone of this country.

In the 1940s, we called people “traitors,” because they came from a “shithole” country we call Japan, and we’re ashamed.

We called people who fled from conflict in Central America “spics” and “wetbacks,” and we’re ashamed.

The president is growing this country on the backbone of bigotry that comes from when I saw my family called “spics,” “wops,” and “mackerel-eaters.” We should be ashamed. We’ve learned way too many lessons, and history will tell you that if you don’t read history, you’ll repeat them. That’s what our President did for us today. I am not proud.

Previously:

MSNBC’s Joy Reid: My parents are immigrants from what the president called “shithole countries”

National Review‘s Rich Lowry defends Trump’s racist comments as “common sense on immigration”

Anderson Cooper: “The president of the United States is tired of so many black people coming to this country”
 

Source: https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2018/01/11/cnns-philip-mudd-condemns-trump-continuing-americas-tradition-slurring-immigrants/219053