Before "shithole" comment, Trump asked why a "pretty Korean lady" wasn't negotiating with Kim Jong Un on his behalf



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13 Jan 2018 10:58 - +17244
Remember that time when Obama wore the brown suit? There was an uproar!
13 Jan 2018 09:54 - +13542
>The exchange occurred in the Oval Office last fall when a career intelligence analyst specializing in hostage policy explained to Trump the impending release of a family that had been held in Pakistan. Afterward, Trump asked her, “Where are you from,” two anonymous officials told NBC News. >The analyst said she was from New York, and when Trump was unsatisfied, elaborated that she was from Manhattan, which is also his hometown. The president asked her where “your people” were from, according to the officials, leading the analyst to disclose that her parents are Korean. >Trump then asked an adviser in the room why the “pretty Korean lady” wasn’t negotiating with North Korea, suggesting that her ethnicity should guide her career path. I just... I can't believe this is happening.
13 Jan 2018 12:38 - +7174
> The analyst said she was from New York, and when Trump was unsatisfied, elaborated that she was from Manhattan, which is also his hometown. The president asked her where “your people” were from, according to the officials, leading the analyst to disclose that her parents are Korean. lmao, she knew exactly what he was asking, every Asian American does because we get asked this every week. She most definitely answered this way just to spite him- I pretty much do the same to everyone who asks.
13 Jan 2018 10:56 - +5905
The POTUS Apology tour of 2021 is going to be fucking amazing.
13 Jan 2018 09:58 - +3882
We all know that the solution is Dennis Rodman. He's good at defense!
13 Jan 2018 10:58 - +3347
Guys, are we the “shithole” country? Edit: for the record I don’t think America is a shithole. But damn, some of “us” are trying to make it so.
13 Jan 2018 11:19 - +2272
Just unbelievable. If someone came into my office to give a power point presentation and I asked those questions I would easily be fired by the end of the day. I just don't understand how anyone could stand by or work with someone who is so blatantly racist/sexist unless they also are.
13 Jan 2018 12:08 - +2180
Whoever the next president is , they are lucky the bar is set so fuckin low
13 Jan 2018 11:08 - +2165
Considering this is Trump we're talking about we should be thankful he didn't ask her to cook some dumplings and sushi...
13 Jan 2018 10:13 - +756
I actually cannot believe this man. He is the most powerful person in the world and he's acting like a 12 year old. Ohhhhhhhmyyyyyyygggggggodddd
13 Jan 2018 12:23 - +639
>The president likely did not mean harm with his question to the Korean-American intelligence briefer, but it brought concerns that he lacks cultural sensitivity, the officials told NBC News.  Oh, well as long as he "likely" didn't mean harm, it's totally cool for him to be a racist asshole. Cool.
13 Jan 2018 12:07 - +624
>Trump then asked an adviser in the room why the “pretty Korean lady” wasn’t negotiating with North Korea, suggesting that her ethnicity should guide her career path. So, would Trump be negotiating with Cheetos based on his ethnicity?
13 Jan 2018 12:18 - +623
I wasn't aware skin colour was the main determiner of occupation; in that case, Willy Wonka must be short a labourer.
13 Jan 2018 12:20 - +493
>but it brought concerns that he lacks cultural sensitivity... That's putting it mildly.
13 Jan 2018 11:01 - +468
Being originally from India, I wonder what Trump might suggest I do if I were to ever come across him.. Ask to solve the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan? Deal with the drug and cartel problem in Mexico and Central America? Find Gaddafi's hidden treasures in the mountains of Libya?
13 Jan 2018 11:41 - +388
What do you expect from a pig but a grunt?
13 Jan 2018 12:22 - +371
Vote for an asshole, don't be surprised when shit comes out of its hole.
13 Jan 2018 12:18 - +287
Good God if you were to do this in a business situation you would get the pants sued off you, oh wait that's right Trump has probably been sued a few times because of that.
13 Jan 2018 13:06 - +178
I'm still waiting for someone to announce to the world that this was all for a mockumentary and that he isn't really President
13 Jan 2018 12:27 - +151
Has everyone just forgotten when he asked a black reporter to set up a meeting with the black caucus? Why is anyone surprised by this news? It's old hat for cheeto benito. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/02/16/trump-asks-a-black-reporter-to-set-up-a-meeting-with-black-members-of-congress/?utm_term=.e4b2a66787ce
13 Jan 2018 12:39 - +116
Maybe next time don't vote for wrestling TV personas as your president.
13 Jan 2018 12:30 - +81
> Months before President Donald Trump referred to African nations as “shithole countries,” he broke his decorum by reportedly asking why a “pretty Korean lady” who briefed him on policy wasn’t negotiating with North Korea on behalf of his administration Just......Im......I'm at a loss for words. No comment.
13 Jan 2018 12:48 - +74
Rex Tillerson should dress like a pretty korean lady for negotiations.
13 Jan 2018 12:29 - +56
Trump gives zero fucks about being president at this point. He just wants to appeal to his base so he can monetize their support once he's done with this job he never wanted. No offensive or sexist statement is going to land him in jail or erode the support of his base, so why should he care?
13 Jan 2018 12:47 - +17
How do non-racist Republicans feel about voting him in? I mean, I'm sure there are Republicans who aren't racist, and voted for Trump for economic reasons. How do you feel about him being racist? "Not what I prefer, but still better than Hilary?" I don't even mean that to advocate for her though, I didn't like her much either.
13 Jan 2018 14:05 - +15
What a surprise... You know what would be considered vastly more offensive by Fox News? Asking for a spicy mustard on a sandwich.

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