Today is yet another marker of our broad societal decline in the Era of Trump. Some folks like the National Review’s editor, Rich Lowry, have defended the practical sentiment of Trump’s racist remark about “shithole countries” by essentially saying “why wouldn’t we want to stop people from coming here from dilapidated areas?”
I’m going to tag in Jonathan Katz, a fellow at the Carey Institute and the Director of Media and Journalism at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University to explain why this is also an inherently bigoted position to adopt.
Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.