Sen. Cory Booker blasts DHS chief’s “amnesia” over Donald Trump’s racist “shithole countries” comment about Haiti, Africa and El Salvador during a meeting on immigration in the Oval Office last week. Booker said Trump’s words are “bigoted,” and is giving others a “license to hate.”
Booker said Kirstjen Nielsen saying she doesn’t recall Trump’s words, while under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee, is dangerous. He told Nielsen, “Your silence and your amnesia is complicity.”
“I had tears of rage. And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss the questions of my colleagues, with tens of millions Americans hurting right now because they’re worried about what happened in the White House,” Booker said.
“When the Commander-in-chief speaks or refuses to speak, those words just don’t dissipate like mist in the air. They fester. They become poison. The give license to bigotry and hate in our country.”
Booker slammed Trump saying he “doesn’t even seem to understand the history of our own country.”