National Review's Rich Lowry defends Trump's racist comments as "common sense on immigration"

National Review's Rich Lowry defends Trump's racist comments as "common sense on immigration"

Lowry: "These countries he was referring to, they are basket cases. They are disaster areas"

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From the January 11 edition of CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront:

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RICH LOWRY: This is a vulgar way of speaking. You don't want the president of the United States to talk this way, especially if it is going to be repeated outside the room. But the level of freak out about this, I think goes to just how the elite on both the right and the left of this country has got so disconnected on common sense on immigration. These countries he was referring to, they are basket cases. They are disaster areas. And the point he was making within the context of the immigration policy discussion is we’d be much better off with people with higher levels of education and skills coming here.

Previously:

Anderson Cooper: "The president of the United States is tired of so many black people coming to this country"

Tucker Carlson defends Trump's racist "shithole" remarks

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