David West: Donald Trump’s immigration remarks “struck a nerve with me”

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MILWAUKEE — Nearly every day, Warriors forward David West has become irritated with what President Donald Trump has done, said or tweeted. For better and for worse, West has forced himself not to become consumed with the 24-hour news cycle regarding Trump for a simple reason: “if you focus on him too much, you’ll go crazy; he’s just not rational or logical.”

West harbored much different sentiments, though, when he read numerous accounts that reported Trump making disparaging remarks during a meeting about immigration policy. Various publications cited sources that said that Trump referred to Haiti and various African nations as “shithole countries.”

West said that “struck a nerve with me.” So shortly afterwards, West posted a tweet that outlined in detail how those countries became impoverished through colonization.

How they became “Shit Holes”… pic.twitter.com/BBYH26Nz1N

— David West (@D_West30) January 12, 2018

“Those are not simple, non-nuanced subjects,” West told Bay Area News Group before the Warriors’ win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. “For him to make that comment about them being ‘shitholes,’ it’s not only disrespectful to the actual nation. If you think logically, what comes from ‘shitholes?’ Shit. It’s a direct insult to the people. A lot of these places have dealt with too much. With the levels of tragedy and injustice that’s levied on some of these nations, I don’t think anybody is in a position to judge them or put them down.”

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“You’re talking about Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and folks living on less than a dollar or 50 cents a day. They don’t need somebody in a position like the President of the United States …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

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