Neither the President nor any Republican at the meeting has claimed that Durbin somehow breached "confidentiality" or that there was any confidentiality to breach. So you've actually found a way to beat up on a Democrat that is so inane that it hasn't yet been discovered by Republicans. That's kind of impressive.Fortinbras wrote: ↑Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:13 amUsing the Google-Books search engine I had no problem finding about twenty books where the expression "shithole countries" was used with reference to pretty much the same countries supposedly intended by Trump. Also Google dredged up about 40 books more without displaying the actual use of that expression but the fact that they came up with the search suggests that maybe they used the same expression.
So the expression - and even its application to Haiti and west Africa - did not begin with Trump by a long shot.
It was rough language, but there's no law at all that our President has to talk like Elsie Dinsmore.
It was also said at a WH meeting at which journalists were excluded and the story of this expression was blabbed by the one and only Democrat at that meeting, which suggests a breach of confidentiality. Trump certainly didn't say this for public consumption.
As far as the rest of your post is concerned, you continue to fail to grasp that the issue is not the "rough language." I'm not sure that anyone has genuinely given a fuck about rough language since Truman called people sons-of-bitches. Nor is the heart of the issue in the description of certain countries as shitholes. The attempt to focus the discussion on those areas, rather than on the substance of the issue (i.e. the combination of the blatant racism involved in describing countries with people of color as shitholes while simultaneously praising countries like Norway and the President's decision to take a shit all over Ellis Island then wipe his ass with the poem on the Statute of Liberty) is something that I can't adequately describe here due to board rules.