Where was all of the liberal media hype when then-President Barack Obama called Libya a “s*** show?” President Trump’s alleged “s***hole countries” comment has graced the front pages of every liberal media outlet for days.
Many conservative news outlets are now pointing out this glaring example of leftist double standard. In a 2016 wide-ranging interview with The Atlantic, which was based on Obama’s foreign policy, he was talking about how everything went south in Libya after Gadhafi had been deposed.
“We averted large-scale civilian casualties, we prevented what almost surely would have been a prolonged and bloody civil conflict. And despite all that, Libya is a mess.”
“Mess is the president’s diplomatic term. Privately, he calls Libya a “s*** show,” The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg noted.
A 2012 advisory from the Obama State Department regarding Haiti read, “US citizens have been victims of violent crime, including murder and kidnapping, predominantly in the Port-au-Prince area. No one is safe from kidnapping, regardless of occupation, nationality, race, gender, or age.”
Not exactly a stellar place for a vacation, now is it? But when Obama said, almost exactly what Trump is being accused of saying…media silence.
According to the Daily Caller, if Obama’s State Department can quite rightly point out the rampant criminality in Haiti, so can Donald Trump. And if Obama can call a country a s*** show, I think s***hole isn’t exactly too far off when we’re dealing with El Salvador and Haiti.
While whatever Trump said may have been cringe-worthy, why he was saying it is valid. Trump acknowledged that he used “tough” language, for reasons he explained in a tweet.
The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018