Re “Trump: Why allow immigrants from 'shithole countries'?,” (sacbee.com, Jan. 11): President Donald Trump puts American’s first, reversing Barack Obama’s policies of acquiescing to all other countries and causes, weakening us, giving away our money, our jobs, and our sovereignty. Democrats apparently want to restore Obama’s policies, vilifying Trump and calling him a racist because he wants to cut immigration from poor and violent countries, and claiming he called them “shit countries.”
Racism? No, reality. It is a crude term, but it is reality, with nothing to do about race. Those people who are complaining about the term are the ones assigning race to it. They are the racists, not him. Indeed, honestly describing the situation in those countries would end up with a like meaning. Hurt their feelings? Probably, truth often does, realizing they, not us, must solve their countries’ problems and not expect to export them to us.
Bill Jurkovich, Citrus Heights