President Donald Trump faced yet more accusations of racism on Monday after he praised a border patrol agent for being someone who “speaks perfect English.”
Trump sparked an online backlash following his quip, which he made whilst hailing Adrian Anzaldua for his role in the recent discovery of 78 undocumented immigrants inside a trailer in Laredo, Texas.
“The border patrol agent who caught the accused and likely saved many lives, he’s here with us,” Trump said at the White House event. “You’re not nervous, right? Speaks perfect English.”
Twitter users were quick to criticise Trump over the remark, with many calling it “racist” and “unbelievable”
Here are some of the tweets from the pissed off tweeters;
Even when Trump is attempting to compliment someone, his overt racism just oozes out.
— J. Locke (@realJLocke) August 20, 2018
Too bad the *president doesn’t speak perfect English.
— Gina Bradbury (@screaminggina) August 20, 2018
— Marshea (Mar-shay) (@Marshea85) August 20, 2018
The blatant racism of this administration is non-stop. It keeps on coming. Trump is trying to use minority federal agents to show he’s not racist, and then insults the Latino agent with his “perfect English” remark. Unbelievable. https://t.co/vdOPaPxcCD
— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) August 21, 2018
The thread was riddled with people offering their piece of mind about the president’s racist remark. Here’s a link to the tweet.
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