Ben Shapiro suggests the problem with Trump's racist "shithole" remarks is that he used a curse word

Ben Shapiro suggests the problem with Trump's racist "shithole" remarks is that he used a curse word

Ben Shapiro to Fox & Friends: "He said it behind closed doors, unlike Joe Biden"

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From the January 12 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): It’s a feeding frenzy on some of the other channels regarding what the president may or may not have said yesterday when he was in that DACA deal. And it was reported by The Washington Post initially that he said a word we're not going to use on this program referring to certain countries. But the president then tweeted this out about an hour ago, he said, “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA.” All right, so we've set the table. Where would you like to start?

BEN SHAPIRO (THE DAILY WIRE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF): Well I mean I think that we can start with the denial. It's unclear whether this was said or not. Now the president has denied it. I would have preferred that if he was going to deny it, he did it right away, obviously, rather than waiting 15 hours to do so, because obviously things sort of blew up in the meantime. As far as the comments that he's accused of saying, there are really two comments that he made, right? There’s one where he said, "Why are we letting all these people from bleep hole countries into the country?"

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The first comment that -- there are a lot of reasons people seem offended this morning. One is the idea that Trump said some countries are bleep holes. To be fair to the president, some countries are really crappy, all right? Sudan, North Korea. Haiti is not a great place to live, it has a life expectancy of 63 years and an average annual GDP per capita of like 730 bucks. It’s not a great place to live. So -- and the cursing, is it something that we love? No, but he said it behind closed doors, unlike Joe Biden, who actually said on a live mic, that President Obama’s Obamacare deal was a big effing deal, right? So the vulgarity -- I find the media is jumping up and down over that a little bit extreme considering that they're happy to actually say the word that none of us are saying on air, right now, over and over on other networks.

Previously:

Tucker Carlson defends Trump's racist "shithole" remarks

Fox host complains inner-city crime "more offensive" than Trump's "shithole" comments

Fox & Friends' Doocy complains that "everybody's talking about" Trump's racist "shithole" remarks

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