By Raoul Peck
I am shocked, appalled and outraged by Mr Trump’s statement yesterday about my countrymen and women from Haïti. The responsibility of being the president of this great country is not a game nor a reality show. It demands basic education, basic insight, a dose of humanity and some intelligence. Mr Trump does not and cannot pass any of these grades.
This is not a game. The life and death of so many people are here at stakes. In the US and around the world.
I am not even speaking up for my fellow Haitian citizen, for We know our history and we know what we collectively and individually brought to this continent. Haïti is the first free country of the Americas. And Haiti has paid a terrible price for that freedom and the prosperity of the United States. And, guess what? We are still paying a price but we are not going anywhere. We are going to fight you!
If the American people, in particular the people who elected him, the people who are still enabling him, the people who are working right now with him at the White House, those from his own party – senators, congressmen, who are not only tolerating him, defending him, protecting even his most outrageous behaviours, don’t, once for all, stand up to this sickening and suicidal pathology, they will go down in history as not only accomplices, but, as James Baldwin would say, as criminals.