He Stepped in it, Bigly

Good news, though — the turd is getting flushed next week

Brooke Ramey Nelson
5 min readJan 12, 2021


I don’t know — does this guy look like a “Sven” to you? Photo: Author’s archives

Two years ago this week, the current occupant of the White House told a group of lawmakers working on an immigration bill that he didn’t understand why the country founded as the melting pot of the world would let immigrants from places in Africa, as well as Haiti, El Salvador and other “shithole countries”, as he so graciously termed them, settle in these United States of America.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” the son and grandson of immigrants asked the assembled group. I should note that this pathetic excuse for a human being later denied this quote, but I believe the reporting at the time.

According to The Atlantic and other well-regarded publications, minus-45 had even said the following in previous meetings:

“Trump had reportedly complained that Nigerian immigrants would never ‘go back to their huts’ and Haitians ‘all have AIDS’,” the magazine reported. “He doubled down at the Oval Office meeting. ‘Why do we need more Haitians?’ Trump said. ‘Take them out’.”

The Orange Oaf’s remarks caused a shitstorm, of sorts. For one thing, it was the first time respected members of the Fourth Estate had used the “poop” word in print. And then CNN, MSNBC and even Faux News got in on the act, uttering the profanity on-air.

“But what made this moment historic, what made this moment unprecedented, was not merely the misuse of a vile word,” according to The Atlantic. “It was the racial hierarchy Trump constructed with that language. He placed whites over Asians, and both over Latinos and blacks from ‘shithole’ countries.”

I have to say that the remarks, uttered in the sanctity of the Oval Office, certainly hit home at my house. Not only because of the nasty nature of an American president’s racism. Not just because of what he said after disparaging our neighbors seeking sanctuary on our shores, but because of what he said next.

Mango Mussolini repeated his vulgarity, while saying he preferred immigrants of a more Nordic caste.

“Why do we want all these people from Africa here? They’re shithole countries … We should have more people from Norway,” he said…



Brooke Ramey Nelson

Native Texan & Mizzou Journalism grad. I’ve worked in newspapers, politics, PR & as a high school pubs adviser/AP English teacher. TOP WRITER?