Republican Rep. Jim Renacci of Ohio called on people not to judge President Donald Trump for reportedly calling Haiti and African nations “sh*thole countries.”
Renacci told Fox News:
Well, look, I’ve said all along, the president many times says what people are thinking… It’s difficult, and I know it’s difficult for the president, because many times you want to say what you’re thinking. But in the end, I know a lot of times he’s saying what people are thinking…
Look, I always say judge the president after four years. Let’s judge the president after what we’ve done. Let’s not judge the president on what he says.
Renacci told Cleveland.com that he has Trump’s support in his U.S. Senate:
As soon as the president got on board, the [National Republican Senatorial Committee], the [Republican National Committee], they all wanted me to get on board. They all wanted me to come on board. But really being asked by the president was the reason to get in this race.
Renacci has said he will defend Trump’s agenda:
While my strong distaste for Washington and the political establishment is as fervent as ever, so too is my commitment to advancing the President’s agenda for a stronger and more prosperous America. And for that reason, I’ve agreed to answer the call to service and enter the race for United States Senate.