Philip Mudd, the former deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center and current CNN counterterrorism analyst, went off on President Donald Trump’s question during an immigration discussion that asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd dropped multiple racial slurs during a rant against President Donald Trump’s comment during an immigration discussion, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
Appearing on Don Lemon’s show, Mudd claimed the president’s comments were evidence the country has not progressed on race relations.
“A white honkey from Norway can come here, but a black dude from Haiti can’t,” Mudd said. “What does that tell in an American that in one generation called you a nigger? What does that tell you, Don?”
Earlier in the day, Mudd had said nearly the same thing, repeatedly adding the word “shithole.”
“Cover your ears, Wolf, because I’m gonna give you a reaction and it’s personal,” Mudd started. “I’m a proud shitholer.”
“My family was called ‘WOPs’ and ‘mackerel eaters.’ We came from Italians and Irish who were regarded as people from shithole countries. A century ago we called people ‘slant-eyes,’ Chinese immigrants that we’re now ashamed of speaking about in those terms because they came from a shithole country and now they’re a backbone of this country. In the 1940s, we called people ‘traitors’ because they came from a shithole country called Japan, and we’re ashamed. We called people who fled from conflict in Central America ‘spics’ and ‘wetbacks,’ and we’re ashamed.”
“The president is growing this country on the backbone of bigotry that comes from when I saw my family called ‘spics,’ ‘WOPs,’ and ‘mackerel eaters.’ We should be ashamed. We’ve learned too many lessons, and history will tell you that if you don’t read history, you’ll repeat ’em. That’s what our president did for us today. I am not proud.”