CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom calls on Trump to resign following ‘sh*thole’ remark

CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom calls on Trump to resign following ‘sh*thole’ remark
Gavin Newsom

[Ed. – This from a guy who admits to having had an affair with his campaign manager’s wife]

California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) called on President Trump to resign over his reported labeling of Haiti and African countries as “shithole countries” in an Oval Office meeting.

“You’re a joke and a racist, President Donald J. Trump,” Newsom wrote on Facebook. “Resign.”

The former San Francisco mayor joined a host of lawmakers, media figures and world leaders slamming Trump for the vulgar remarks, which he reportedly made during a meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration this week.

In a statement Thursday, the White House did not deny Trump’s “shithole” comments.

Trump denied Friday saying “anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country” in the meeting.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who was present in the meeting with Trump, saidthe president’s denials were “not true” because Trump “said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly.”

Other California Democrats have called on Trump to leave office following the remarks.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) accused Trump of “promoting a homogenous, white society” with his comments, adding “there’s no room for racism in the Oval Office.”

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