Donald Trump Faces Backlash After Making Problematic Comments About Haitian Immigrants

Trump spoke to Sean Hannity about his fears of Haitian immigrants bringing AIDS to America.

BYHayley Hynes
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It’s no secret that Donald Trump said some problematic (and sometimes horribly racist) things during his one-term presidency. Since he was booted off of most social media platforms earlier this year, we haven’t heard much from the 75-year-old, but after a recent stint on FOX News, Trump is facing some major backlash again.

Just last night, the former president sat down with Sean Hannity to discuss several things, one of them being the thousands of Haitian migrants that are believed to be on their way to America’s border.

Donald Trump Faces Backlash After Making Problematic Comments About Haitian Immigrants
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“There’s one other thing that nobody talks about,” Trump began. “We have hundreds of thousands of people flowing in from Haiti. Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem.”

“AIDS is a real bad problem, so hundreds of thousands of people are coming into our country. If you look at the stats, if you look at the numbers…Just take a look at what’s happening in Haiti, a tremendous problem with AIDS.”

He continued spreading misinformation, saying, “many of those people will probably have AIDS, and they’re coming into our country, and we don’t do anything about it. Sean, it’s like a death wish. It’s like a death wish for our country.”

Upon hearing what Trump had to say, tons of angry viewers took to Twitter to express their disbelief and set the record straight.

As TMZ points out, it’s impossible to know if any of the Haitians making their way to America are impacted by the virus, and even if some of them are, it certainly isn’t a “death wish” by any means. 

Elsewhere, Trump has been busy talking to judges in hopes of getting his Twitter account back up and running. After his latest problematic comments, it’s safe to assume that won’t be happening anytime soon. 

Do you think that the former president should be allowed back on social media with his reputation? Share your opinion below.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.