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CNN horde Anderson Cooper fought back tears while educating his assembly about the bravery of the people of Haiti, after President Donald Trump’s reported insult describing the country as a “sh*thole.”
“I was there when a immature girl named Bee who’d been trapped in rubble for scarcely a day, was discovered by people who had no complicated equipment. They just had their god-given strength and integrity and their courage,” Cooper said.
“I was there when a five-year-old child named Mowgli was discovered after being buried for some-more than 7 days,” Cooper continued, now on the verge of tears. “Do you know what kind of strength it takes to tarry on rainwater, buried under concrete? A five-year-old boy, for 7 days.”
“[The people] mount high and they have a dignity. It’s a grace many in this White House could learn from. It’s a grace the boss with all his income and all his energy could learn from as well,” Cooper concluded. “On the anniversary of the earthquake, when this boss has pronounced what he’s pronounced about Haitians, we wish the people in Haiti who are listening tonight—in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel in Miami and elsewhere—we wish they know the thoughts are with them.”
We couldn’t have pronounced it any better.
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