Posted on January 12, 2018

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman: Trump’s Slogan Code for ‘Make America White Again’

Josh Delk, The Hill, January 11, 2018

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) took aim at President Trump on Thursday for his controversial comments on Haiti and African nations, saying the president’s “Make America Great Again” slogan “is really code for Make America White Again.”

“President Trump’s comments are yet another confirmation of his racially insensitive and ignorant views. It also reinforces concerns that we hear every day, that the President’s slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again,” the chairman said in a statement.

Trump reportedly pushed back against lawmakers in a Thursday meeting when they suggested extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a reprieve from deportation, to immigrants from Haiti and African nations, calling them “shithole countries.”