The entire country is talking about Trump’s “shithole” remarks. White female anchors were moved to tears.
Perhaps Donald Trump believes that the best defense to the Fire and Fury is a good offense. By referring to shithole countries, Trump has the news stations talking about what a racist he is instead of questioning his mental competency to be President.
“Fire and Fury” ranked No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for both hardcover sales and combined print and e-book. The publisher of the best seller is Henry Holt and Co. The CEO of Henry Holt’s parent company, Macmillan, said “we have never seen a book sell at this rate here at Macmillan.” Henry Holt & Co., has struggled to keep up with demand for the hardcover book. The company has received orders for more than one million copies. An independent bookseller in Washington, D.C., sold out of the book less than 20 minutes after its midnight release. Book wholesale distributor Ingram Content Group is also out of stock.
Trump initially tried to block publication of the book by having his lawyers threaten suit. That letter was the best advertisement possible for the book. So many are the questions raised in the book about his suitability for office that Trump was left to declare in a Jan. 6 tweet that he is a “very stable genius.” Proving what a genius he is, people are no longer talking about how unfit he is, but instead that he is a racist. He could be removed from office if it is shown heis mentally unfit. He would not be removed for being a racist. America knew he was a racist before he was elected.
President Obama has weighed in on the national discussion. Obama explained that the most important job of the President is shaping attitudes, shaping culture, and increasing awareness. For President Trump to make racist remarks is nothing new. President Trump, who launched his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, was reported to have said that all Haitians “have AIDS” and that Nigerians “live in huts.” When he said during the campaign that US Judge Gonzalo Curiel should recuse himself from the Trump University lawsuit because of his Mexican background, Speaker Paul Ryan called it the “textbook definition of a racist comment.” Trump’s comments about Muslims in the US and around the world, perpetually painting them as a dangerous and hostile population, are well documented and incontrovertible.