Claims of Trump Saying “S***hole Countries” Collapse When Witness Is Under Oath

You would think the sky was falling, judging by the hysteria and hand-wringing shown by the mainstream media over the last several days.

Networks like CNN dedicated hours of airtime to sanctimoniously lecture Donald Trump — and America — about how shocking it was for him to use a bluntly accurate word during a closed-door meeting.

At the same time, of course, they repeated the same “rude” word over and over, even directly using it to describe the president of the United States. Now, it looks like the entire pandering kerfuffle may have been for naught.

Several lawmakers who were in the meeting on immigration have denied that Trump even said the infamous “s**thole” word — and now a person in one of the most respected positions in Washington has stated under oath that she never heard the president utter the phrase.

“During Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said she did not hear President Donald Trump use the incendiary language,” reported Independent Journal Review.

“When asked if the president referred to Haiti and African nations as ‘s**thole countries’ during an immigration meeting at the White House, Nielsen replied: ‘I did not hear that word used,'” continued the report.

It’s worth reiterating that Nielsen was under oath at the time, and has no good reason to risk her entire career over making a false claim.

It is also important to point out that CNN and the rest of the media constantly reported Trump’s alleged word as total fact, calling him a racist without waiting for confirmation or even considering that they might be spreading hearsay instead of truth.

“The conversation was very impassioned. I don’t dispute that the president was using tough language. Others in the room were also using tough language,” Secretary Nielsen explained, while still denying that she ever heard the “s**thole” comment.

President Trump himself has acknowledged that he used rough language during the heated meeting, but said that he did not use the word being repeated by the media, and certainly did not mean to slight people or races. He was referring to troubled and crime-ridden locations.

At the end of the day, that’s the real point to this entire “scandal”: Regardless of the specific words used in the meeting, there is no denying that places like Haiti and El Salvador do have deep problems.