Rand Paul: Donald Trump was ‘Large Financial Backer’ of Haiti Mission Trips When he Was Private Citizen [Watch]

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with host Chuck Todd delivered a major punch into the left’s narrative that President Donald Trump is a “racist” for allegedly saying Haiti and other countries are a “sh*thole”.

He revealed during the interview that Donald Trump, while he was a private citizen, supported his medical mission trips to Haiti by giving big financial donations. The results of those trips, according to Paul, were life-changing surgeries and hundreds of Haitians were affected by his generosity.

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Paul, commenting on Trump’s alleged ‘sh*thole’ statement, said, “You know, I don’t think the comments were constructive at all, but I also think that to be fair we shouldn’t draw conclusions that he didn’t intend.”

“I know personally about his feelings towards Haiti and toward Central America because when I was not a candidate for president and he wasn’t a candidate for president I went down there on a medical mission trip,” Paul continued. “I did about 200 cataract surgeries with a group of surgeons in Haiti and the same in Central America, and when we asked Donald J. Trump as a private citizen to support those trips, he was a large financial backer of both medical mission trips.”

“So I think it’s unfair to sort of draw conclusions from a remark that I think wasn’t constructive is the least we can say, and it’s unfair to all of a sudden paint him as ‘he’s a racist’ when I know for a fact he cares very deeply about the people in Haiti because he helped finance a trip where we were able to get vision back for 200 people in Haiti,” Paul said.

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