After media blew up with President Donald Trump’s reported comments about Haiti and African countries, perhaps the last person that one would expect to weigh in was Hillary Clinton. But weigh in she did and with a particularly ironic tweet given what many people believe the Clintons did in the wake of the Haitian earthquake in 2010.
From Daily Caller:
“The anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors,” Clinton wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “Instead, we’re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.”
Trump denied making the reported comments.
“Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians,” the president wrote later, adding that he “probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”
But if Trump made the comments, describing a country as a’s–thole,’ while crude, is not racist as Clinton claimed, simply a statement on the difficulties that exist in that country.
Moreover, Hillary is really not the person who can speak about how one treats Haiti with any credibility. The Haitians supported Trump in large measure in the election because of the horrible things they believed the Clintons did in the wake of the earthquake.
Many Haitians believe they didn’t see a lot of the $10 billion that was supposed to be invested in the country because it went through the hands of the Clintons and to ‘FOB’ (Friends of Bill) but not to the people.
Haitians protested against Hillary Clinton hoping to prevent her from ever becoming president.
Here’s a bit on some of the things that the Clintons did as reported in the book “Clinton Cash.” Listen and you can understand why the Haitians protesting were so disturbed.
Here’s a deep read for more.
It basically amounts to ‘Friends of Bill’ and/or donors to the Clinton Foundation getting the lucrative contracts.
And then ultimately the money isn’t poured into Haiti recovery or Haitian businesses.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]