Timothy Cardinal Dolan used Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to denounce President Trump’s reported comments about immigrants from “shithole countries.”
“Rev. King, my fellow pastor, we miss you more than ever,” New York’s Archbishop tweeted. “You so powerfully upheld the dignity of every human person, made in God’s image and likeness. You would remind us today that no country is a `hole,’ no person unworthy of respect.”
Dolan’s high-road tweet did not mention the President by name, but his reference was as clear as any homily he has ever delivered from St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Dolan’s tweet wasn’t the first time the cardinal has been critical of the President. Dolan has spoken out against Trump’s immigration policies, including the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which has shielded immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation and allowed them to work.
“I’m not a racist,” told reporters.
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Trump has been widely condemned for the “shithole” remark, which lawmakers said he made during an Oval Office meeting last week on immigration.
Trump has denied he used the term.
“I’m not a racist,” told reporters Sunday outside his Florida resort in Mar-a-Lago. “I’m the least racist person you will ever interview.”