Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) made it clear on Friday what he thinks of President Donald Trump allegedly calling Haiti a “s***hole” country.
What did he do?
According to WTNH-TV, Malloy is flying a Haitian flag at his home in Hartford, which is a “sign that he’s in solidarity with Haitian-Americans and immigrants from other countries.”
"The US is a nation of immigrants who originate from countries throughout the world. We should celebrate this diversity, not denigrate and shame it." –DM pic.twitter.com/ZpLcKCQvg7
— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) January 12, 2018
“The US is a nation of immigrants who originate from countries throughout the world. We should celebrate this diversity, not denigrate and shame it,” Malloy wrote on Twitter, along with a video of him raising the flag at the governor’s residence.
The Haitian flag was also flown over Hartford’s city hall, according to WTNH.
Why did he do it?
Malloy was responding to comments Trump allegedly made last week during an immigration reform meeting with lawmakers. During that meeting, Trump allegedly called Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “s***hole countries.”
Instead of allowing more immigrants into the U.S. from those nations, Trump suggested allotting more visas for people from countries like Norway and Asian countries, citing their ability to benefit the American economy.
Trump’s comments were made behind closed-doors. He has denied making them. However, others who were there, like Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), are adamant that Trump did.