Donald Trump is catching heat for statements he made about Haitian migrants at the U.S. border.
The U.S. border patrol expects 60,000 Haitians to arrive at the Texas-Mexican border within days.
In a phone interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News last night, said many of the Haitian migrants will probably have AIDS.
The former President said:
"So, we have hundreds of thousands of people flowing in from Haiti. Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem. AIDS is a step beyond. AIDS is a real bad problem.
"Many of those people will probably have AIDS and they're coming into our country. And we don't do anything about it. We let everybody come in."
Trump added: "Sean, it's like a death wish. It's like a death wish for our country."
Trump says hundreds of thousands of Haitians with AIDS are pouring into our country illegally. pic.twitter.com/AUC0xVRcVw
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 8, 2021
The U.S. resettled 15,000 Haitian refugees across the country following public uproar over border agents on horseback corralling Haitian migrants in September.
Many on social media said Trump's words were far worse than current Pres. Joe Biden ordering the migrants deported back to Haiti on U.S. Coast Guard planes.
Others noted that Trump was correct because Haiti has the highest rate of AIDS in the Western Hemisphere.
Trump talked about Haitian illegal immigrants being an aids risk, since their country has one of the highest rates in this hemisphere, and naturally the media are jumping on the comment. They're desperate for their Trump-news fix!
— Mal McKie (@Mal_McKie) October 8, 2021
Okay trump you should've rephrased it, some might have AIDS
— RealSoviet0nioon (@Soviet0nioon) October 8, 2021
Trump said #Haiti has a big AIDS problem
not that everyone coming from there has AIDS
man you ppl lie constantly just to frame ppl you dont like in a bad light
did y'all even look at statistics? he's probably right
— Isisgra (@Isisgra) October 8, 2021
Trump gave Kodak that pardon now he sayin everyone from Haiti is bring aids to U.S. ?????
— kort_side (@zoie10101) October 8, 2021
Republicans must condemn Donald Trump’s statements and denounce the fallacy that Haitians have HIV/AIDS. I urge all of my Haitian brothers and sisters to understand that we have a responsibility to own our own narrative. Let’s remind the world what Haitians are really made of! ??
— Christine for Congress (@Christinefor24) October 8, 2021