Congressman Matt Gaetz speaks during the Barbecue Briefing at Grover T’s BBQ Restaurant Thursday February 23, 2017 in Milton, Florida. (Michael Spooneybarger/ CREO)

Florida Republican Supports Trump’s Comments on Haiti

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On an airing of “All In,” Representative Matt Gaetz was questioned by host Chris Hayes about his opinions of President Trump’s use of the term “shithole countries.”

Hayes asked Gaetz how he would react if the President called Okaloosa County, FL a “a shithole.”

Gaetz responded, “I could also prove you wrong.”

“I could bring you to Okaloosa County and show you that it is the home of the most beautiful beaches in America. I don’t know if Haiti can make the same claim.”

“I would not pick those terms, but I would say that the conditions in Haiti are deplorable,”

“They are disgusting — I mean, everywhere you look in Haiti, it’s sheet metal and garbage when I was there.”

  • Allen

    As I have said before liberals and Yankees have called my hometown of New Orleans a shithole before, during and after Katrina. I am supposed to smile and say thank you you POSes for your notice of my city. So when Trump calls real shitholes shitholes I say right you are.

  • Irene Elizabeth Grooms

    These people lie cause they think we’er dumb cause these places ARE SHIT HOLES and they might say not but they are SHIT HOLES.

  • littlerocker

    Trump has denied calling Haiti a s***hole country. Two others in attendance have denied it. All we have is the word of D*** Durbin, and I put zero faith in anything he says..

  • Babsan

    Before Slick Willy destroyed Haiti it was quite nice.I was there in the 70’s and it was poor but not what the Clinton’s have made it.

  • Marty Koval

    Over my career I have visited over 50 countries on business. Some of these countries were very nice, some ok, some were not very good, and some were downright corrupt, filthy and unsafe.

    I would be lying, if I said that the corrupt, filthy and unsafe countries were anything more than the true descriptions. It is important to report the truth, even when it might offend some people. Deceiving people is sinful behavior and can gives people a false sense of safety that can be deadly.

    Being political correct so you do not offend someone, can be deadly for the ones who are deceived that a dangerous place is actually safe. Political correctness has taken control of the liberals and it is a deceptive and dangerous behavior.

  • keith andrew bounds

    I agree with Trump and his comments!!

  • MKbrw

    Rep Gaetz, you and President Trump are absolutely right on. These liberal-lead countries are examples. Let’s call them what they are!

  • bill sexton

    shit hole, shit hole, shit hole, shit hole, shit hole, shit hole. There, i said it, condemn me. persecute me. say terrible things about me. call me horrible names. Doing all this to me and more will not change the meaning of the words “shit hole countries”. They still are shit hole countries. Get my meaning?