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THREAD: Two years ago this week, @realDonaldTrump questioned why the U.S. would want to welcome people from so-called “shithole countries."

So we’re going to remind everyone what these immigrants bring to the table. 1/…
Many frame this discussion as being all about high-skilled vs. low-skilled immigration; that's not the case. Many of the people coming from so-called “shithole countries” ARE high-skilled immigrants. See this research by @JeremyLNeufeld. 2/…
A lot of the immigrants @realDonaldTrump disparages come to the U.S. through the diversity visa program. It’s one of the only ways that people from low-sending countries have any opportunity to immigrate to the United States. And it attracts some of the best and brightest. 3/
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"In late 2016, as Trump was readying to move into the WH, Elliott Broidy...was working on a deal to gain control of what a biz partner called “ oil & gas, and mining assets” in ANGOLA." h/t @Klickedy…
"Broidy used his clout to hook up top Angolan gov't ofcls w/members of the US Congress & the Trump admin. It was a swampy endeavor involving old-fashioned political influence, a BH activist/realtor, & a Nigerian American businessman who had been a close friend of Michael Jackson"
"Broidy is no longer a power player wielding sway in the Republican cosmos. Early this yr, he faced a series of media stories that raised questions about his biz dealings (which includ'd ventures w/the gov'ts of SA, the UAE, Romania, & Repub of Congo) & allegd influence peddling"
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The problem with “#SHITHOLE”.
I do not give a shit about “anyone” including our #SHITHOLEPresident using the word SHITHOLE! That is just a stupid vulgar word. Our #SHITHOLEPresident should never have used it, But…

#Resistance #Resist #VetsResistSquadron

There are many problems surrounding our #SHITHOLEPresident and his #SHITHOLE comments, but my issues are twofold, (ONE). the full contextual meaning of what he said, and

#Resistance #Resist #VetsResistSquadron #VetsResist

(TWO). the level of his ignorance and negative impact it is having on the global community.

1. When viewed in full context, the use of the word #SHITHOLE by our #SHITHOLEPresident is total undeniable #xenophobic.

#Resistance #Resist #VetsResistSquadron
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Viongozi wanaobadili muda wa kukàa madarakani huwa wanaanza kwa kukanusha, na kwamba hujidai kuwa hawahusiki na mipango hiyo uzoefu unaonyesha ImageImage
Kisha baadaye unasikia katiba imebadilishwa kwakuwa #wnanchi wanataka ImageImageImage
Chokochoko ni zile zile, swali la kujiuliza @PaulKagame anawasili nchini, na taarifa hii nayo inakuja

"Kwenye siasa hakuna bahati mbaya" ImageImage
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After some consideration I took down my screenshot tweet of me crying in reaction to the #shitholecountries #ShitHole commentary. I didn't want to but I was getting so much vocal abuse for it I had to let it go. The abusive language went from being 100% Trump troll to 100% Black.
I reached thousands of people and my message was simple. Some of us are getting to breakdown stage over the undoing of a liberal democracy in America. Words will never hurt me does not apply we are facing policy changes that are not easy to undo.
I want to be a positive light for young Black folks. I have tried hard to be a mentor and role model on social media. But the commentary I received for showing myself vulnerable was vicious and smacked of self hatred.
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