Anderson Cooper said Thursday night there is no dancing around it, President Trump's reaction to an immigration deal that would provide for and protect immigrants from Haiti and Africa. Trump reportedly said why should the U.S. take in more immigrants from "shithole countries" rather than nations like Norway.
Cooper said the racist remarks would be received well by Trump supporters.
"The president of the United States is tired of so many black people coming into this country. Tired of immigrants from Haiti and Africa being allowed in," Cooper said.
"Tired of Africans and Haitians, the president said he would like to bring more people from countries like Norway. Norway, which population is overwhelmingly of Nordic descent. White people in other words," he explained.
"Perhaps the White House feels the president's remarks will be well-received in some parts of this country, among some parts of the president's base, and perhaps that is true but it doesn't make what he said any less ignorant or any less racist. Not racial. Not racially charged, racist. Let's not kid ourselves. Let's not pretend or dance around it. The sentiment the president expressed today is a racist sentiment," Cooper said.
At the bottom of his show, Cooper almost went into tears defending the people of Haiti: