Pierre Garcon is a star wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. He is also a Haitian descendant. So TMZ recently caught up with him to get his response to President Trump allegedly referring to Haiti as a ‘S***hole.’ And needless to say, it was not what liberals were expecting.
The left has been constantly attacking the president about these unverified comments. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has led the charge, indicating that the president is racist for saying such things:
“Durbin said he was the lone Democrat among about a dozen lawmakers in the meeting with Trump to pitch a tentative compromise on immigration, including the fate of so-called Dreamers who came to the U.S. illegally as young children. He said media accounts of what transpired have been accurate.
“‘In the course of his comments, (Trump) said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist,’ Durbin said. ‘I use those words advisedly. I understand how powerful they are.’
“‘I cannot believe that in the history of the White House and of that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday. You’ve seen the comments in the press. I have not read one of them that’s inaccurate.'”
Other senators in the room have come forward to say that Trump never said that word, but the media has been quick to run with it as gospel. So, of course, it was a matter of time until the media found every Haitian-American with name identification and asked them to weigh in on the matter with the hope they would slam the president.
So when Pierre Garcon was asked about the remark, TMZ must have been licking their chops hoping he would brutalize the president. But that’s not what happened. Instead, he made a conciliatory remark:
“Umm, you know, we would just—We’d forgive him. That’s all we really can do. You can only try to show somebody something if they don’t want to experience it. That’s there.
“But we are happy to be from Haiti. We’re happy to be Haitian immigrants. There are a lot of Haitian people that are in America that are happy to come here and be a[n] asset to the country and, you know, take pride with that and take pride in being an asset to our own country.
“But, you know, to— You don’t fight fire with fire. You know, you try to, you know, shed light on the situation, and try to see a different point of view to, you know, encourage and embrace and enlighten everybody on what we have in the, you know, [indiscernible].
“When you first hear it, it’s obviously, you attack like, alright, everything. But now it’s like, alright, let’s not get into a shouting match or get into—let’s not stoop down to that level. Let’s, alright, let’s embrace our country and find out way more ways to market our country and invite people to come over and experience it with us.”
I wonder how he would respond if he knew the media was probably reporting a lie about the now infamous remark.