President Trump's "shithole country" remark, regarding immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, continues to generate passionate scrutiny. This time it's actor and founder of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, Sean Penn.
"The solution to our current divisiveness does not live in the White House. Instead, we will find unity only when we recognize that in our current president we have elected, perhaps for the first time in our history, an enemy of compassion. Indeed, we can be unified not only with each other but with Africa, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, the Middle East and beyond if we recognize President Donald Trump is an enemy of Americans, Republicans, Democrats, Independents and every new child born. An enemy of mankind. He is indeed an enemy of the state."
In Penn's article he states that the president is an "enemy of mankind." A few months ago I would of thought that was an exaggeration but now I think he's right. A leader of a nation who lacks compassion for another because of racial differences is a danger to all of us.— Christopher M. Verbeck (@cverbecks) January 13, 2018
The above excerpt comes at the conclusion of Penn's piece, after detailing his efforts—alongside American volunteers and the U.S. Army—to aid the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010.
"Today is the eighth anniversary of that awful day in 2010. I still smell the blood and death that greeted us in that humid air upon arrival and through our first months in the country. I still see the tears and hear the primal screams of mothers, fathers, sons and daughters who lost family so horribly, so shockingly."
Penn partnered with the Haitian people to rebuild after the quake. A place he had not been before.— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) January 13, 2018
@jphro continues to be a vital component for change and growth in Haiti.
Compassion and service. Not ego and fear. This is what we should strive for.https://t.co/3bf9JTuGpk
My heart has been broken by the insensitivity of our president. I love Haiti and it’s beautiful people. That goes for Africa, as well.— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) January 13, 2018
Take a minute to read @jphro’s FB post, and let the people of #Haiti know they are in our thoughts and hearts. ❤️ https://t.co/wwTeSV0f2w
That's right, Sean Penn, the abuser of women and attacking people says Trump is the enemy of compassion. Where was Penn's compassion of hitting other women? No? Just another big mouth yappy celebrity.— We the People of USA (@AmericanOneMAGA) January 13, 2018
Thinly-veiled Spicoli self-adulation. Some good stats. Surprised he didn’t give Hugo a shout out. Relies on tired narrative to support the title. But, does anybody really give a s**thole what he thinks?— Michael Eckley (@Eckley_Michael) January 14, 2018
There are some parts of America that are worse than a 3rd world country genius. He is a racist POS, plain and simple. He has power to make racist policies regarding immigration, etc....but now he has damaged his effort to Make America White Again.— leighton (@mitch_leighton) January 13, 2018
Want to help the people of Haiti? Check out J/P HRO (Haitian Relief Organization) to learn how you can help.
H/T: Huffington Post