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FOREIGN PRESS SHOWS U.S. MEDIA HOW IT'S DONE! PRICELESS!

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Dutch Reporters Show How to Keep American Officials Honest


By: Carole Giacomo New York Times 15 January 2018
Normally, the United States ambassador to the Netherlands has a harmonious time, with few controversies, in a safe country that is one of America’s oldest allies. Friendliness has its limits, though, and tenacious Dutch reporters showed Peter Hoekstra, America’s new envoy, that he could be in for a rough ride. Mr. Hoekstra, a Trump nominee and a former nine-term congressman from Michigan, formally took up his post on Wednesday. Celebratory smiles turned to grimaces, however, when, at what should have been a pro forma news conference, Mr. Hoekstra ran into journalists who wouldn’t take no comment for an answer. It all began in December, when a Dutch TV reporter asked Mr. Hoekstra about comments he made in 2015. “The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos,” Mr. Hoekstra said at the time. “Chaos in the Netherlands. There are cars being bu…

DAILY KOS SPINS THE SHITHOLE REMARKS AND COMES UP SMELLING LIKE A ROSE!

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Ann Coulter and Rush 


Limbaugh make clear to 
Trump who's 
the right-wing boss on 

immigration

By: Ian Reifowitz
Daily Kos
14 January 2018



Donald Trump this past Tuesday held a bipartisan meeting in the White House to discuss immigration reform. To clarify, this was before he wondered out loud on Thursday, at another White House meeting, why America had to take people from “shithole countries” like Haiti and those in Africa, and why we couldn’t have more Norwegians instead—we’ll get back to the connection between what he said at the Tuesday meeting and those vile, racist remarks in a bit. At the Tuesday meeting, Trump made a statement in support of passing comprehensive immigration reform. Now, if he actually understood what that meant, this would have demonstrated some significant political courage. His level of understanding of the issue is, to put it mildly, open to question, as evidenced by the Trump-whispering role Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had to play during the meeting wheneve…