In recent days, our nation’s political parties have been further divided following the controversy surrounding President Trump’s alleged remarks about Third World countries. Last Thursday, the mainstream media released reports that Trump referred to Third World countries as “sh--hole countries” during a private meeting about DACA, and additionally, said he pushed to take Haitians out of the immigration deal.
Trump has since denied these unconfirmed reports, but did admit to using harsh language during the private, bipartisan meeting regarding immigration. Several others who were present at the meeting have also come to his defense, but regardless, liberals continue to blast Trump for his alleged remarks.
On Tuesday, January 16th, news broke that a pastor publicly condemned Trump’s comments that took place during the private meeting. Pastor Maurice Watson of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Maryland called Trump’s comments "hurtful," "dehumanizing" and "vulgar" during a recent church service.
Plot twist—Vice President Mike Pence was sitting in the audience, listening to his every word.
According to ABC News, Watson stated, "It is alleged that a hurtful, dehumanizing, visceral, guttural, ugly adjective that I cannot repeat in church, was allegedly used to characterize some of the nations of Africa...I stand here today as your pastor to vehemently denounce and reject such characterizations.”
“Whoever made such a statement...Whoever said it is wrong, and they oughta be held accountable,” he continued, referring to the President. "You are owed an apology, but you probably won't get one."
Watson felt “led by God” to address the situation and said it was the “right” thing to do.
USA Today reported that Pence became “visibly red-faced” during the pastor’s speech, but Pence’s office denied this claim in an email statement.
Watch the Pastor speak at the church service in the video below:
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