Cotton reports he was not offended

Speaking of people saying that comments not directed at them are Inoffensive, there’s also Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

No one “expressed offense” during a recent Oval Office meeting on immigration where President Donald Trump allegedly used the term “shithole countries” to describe Africa, said Senator Tom Cotton, a shift from comments he made last week.

“I was not offended,” Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Nobody in the meeting expressed their offense.”

That’s so stupid it’s almost funny. The fact that white Republican Tom Cotton was not “offended” by Trump’s racist dismissal of all of Africa really tells us nothing about what we should think of Trump’s racist dismissal of all of Africa. If an insult is not aimed at you or people like you then you’re not the best authority on whether or not it’s an insult.

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