LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Haitians the world over are expressing anger and upset over President Trump’s feedback that their island nation is a “shithole.”
A physician in Southern California — Haitian-born — is not any exception.
CBS2’s Jeff Nguyen on Friday spoke to a surgeon who was angered and offended by the president’s feedback.
“I felt part of me being crushed and destroyed inside,” stated Dr, Henri Ford.
He’s the Chief of Surgical procedure at Youngsters’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Ford got here to the U.S. from Haiti when he was 14. He barely spoke English — however he went on to graduate from Harvard Medical Faculty.
So he was infuriated by the president asking lawmakers why we’re accepting extra individuals from “shithole nations” similar to locations in Africa, El Salvador and Haiti.
“Coming from the president, it’s unconscionable,” Dr. Ford stated.
The president on Friday denied utilizing profanity in reference to Haiti — however the feedback have been confirmed by a number of individuals who attended the assembly.
The controversy has been painful for Ford as a result of Friday was the eighth anniversary of the lethal 7.zero earthquake in Haiti that killed greater than 200,000 individuals.
He went there to save lots of lives by understanding of a tent hospital and he used the solar to view X-rays.
And he’s gone again frequently to assist the nation.
In 2015 he helped to separate a pair of conjoined twins.
However he’s not the one member of the Ford household that’s given again.
Ford proudly exhibits an image of his two brothers — they’re additionally docs at prestigious hospitals. And three of their 4 sisters are additionally well being care suppliers.
“Haiti – one of many nations the president thinks so lowly of – but we’ve made exceptional contributions to American society. We proceed to assist save lives. We’ve continued to make a distinction for the American individuals,” Ford stated.