Anderson Cooper's response is moving and poignant:
This Twitter stream claps back to those who may agree with the president by reminding everyone of the role the U.S. and other major nations played in keeping Haiti from succeeding. From the slave trade to crippling debt to government interventions to cruel tariffs, the U.S. has helped ensure that this country remains poor.
It is difficult to live in Haiti. Powerful countries have used and abused it. Mother Nature has thrown her worst at it. And yet Haitians are surving as best they know how. I'm sad our president insulted this country and its people, especially on such a grim anniversary. I hope our little group of volunteers can go do some good, despite this dark shadow.
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