'Wait until he hears about Florida': Trump slammed after racist rant suggesting Haitian migrants 'probably have AIDS'
Former President Donald Trump found himself at the center of a brutal Twitter storm after his offensive remarks about Haitian migrants.
On Thursday, October 7, Trump appeared on Fox News with primetime host Sean Hannity where he suggested Haitian asylum seekers "probably have AIDS."
During their discussion about immigration Hannity insisted he supports "legal immigration" but also pondered the idea of incorporating a "'security check to make sure you don't have radical associations,' a COVID-19 test and proof that you 'won't be a financial burden on the American people,'" HuffPost reports.
Trump insisted that he agreed with Hannity before mentioning "one other thing that nobody talks about."
“So, we have hundreds of thousands of people flowing in from Haiti. Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem. AIDS is a step beyond. AIDS is a real bad problem," Trump ranted. “Many of those people will probably have AIDS and they're coming into our country. And we don't do anything about it. We let everybody come in."
He added, "It's like a death wish for our country."
The offensive remarks were not missed by Twitter users and, subsequently, prompted a flurry of critical comments chastising the former president. Many noted that Trump's information appears to be outdated as he referred to Haiti as if the country is still in the 1980s.
"Did I trip and fall back to the 1980's? Has Trump learned anything in the last four decades? The answer, of course, is no to both of these questions," one Twitter user wrote.
@atrupar Did I trip and fall back to the 1980’s? Has Trump learned anything in the last four decades? The answe… https://t.co/iaMms4V1NK— August West🌿 - Summers fade, and roses die (@August West🌿 - Summers fade, and roses die) 1633657687.0
@atrupar The HIV prevalence in Haiti is around 2%. https://t.co/Klmz2HWwze— awwHALEnaww (@awwHALEnaww) 1633660718.0
Some users even highlighted the fact that the United States' epiccenter for HIV/AIDS is actuslly right in Trump's backyard.
@atrupar Wait until he hears about Florida. https://t.co/Y23aT6lvYO— Operation Independence (@Operation Independence) 1633658117.0
@atrupar HIV has been in the U.S. since the June of 1981. HIV is not a death sentence as it once was. They need to quit the fear— geo8x6 (@geo8x6) 1633657628.0
Another user wrote, "Looking forward to a day where neither of these men have a platform and I never have to hear their voices again. Dreams."
@atrupar Looking forward to a day where neither of these men have a platform and I never have to hear their voices again. Dreams.— shockley (@shockley) 1633656875.0
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