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Friday, January 12, 2018

Jim Renacci on Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: The President Says What People Are Thinking

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:32 PM

After Donald Trump declared Haiti and Africa "shitholes" yesterday a parade of GOPers around the country were trotted in front of cameras and microphones to either condemn the horrendous, racist statement or, for the MAGA-aligned sect, attempt to defend it.

Here in the Buckeye State, former Ohio governor candidate and new U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci seems to think Trump's description was just fine. Like others who hypothesized that the comment would actually resonate positively with the portions of Trump's base who hold similar horrendous, racist views, Renacci, in an appearance on Fox News, said Trump just says what people are thinking.

“I’ve said all along the president many times says what people are thinking,” he said in the interview, which also covered his entrance into the race against Sherrod Brown, at the request of Trump.

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