Karin McQuillian Writes “What I Learned in the Peace Corps: President Trump Was Right”-Authorship Confirmed!
Summary of eRumor:
A former Peace Corp volunteer named Karin McQuillian wrote that her experiences in Africa had taught her that “Trump is right” when it comes to his remarks about “sh*thole countries.”
The American Thinker published Karin McQuillian’s essay under the headline, “What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right,” on January 17, 2018.
Karin McQuillian dismally recounts her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, in the essay. McQuillian wrote that she was surprised, many decades later, that “liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country”
In plain English: s— is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water. Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.
McQuillian’s essay followed news that President Trump asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” during bipartisan discussions on an immigration deal. The president reportedly singled out African countries, as well as Haiti and El Salvador, in his remarks.
There’s no way to fact-check Karin McQuillian’s personal account of her experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. There’s also no way to independently confirm that McQuillian was a Peace Corps volunteer at all — but she was identified as a volunteer in Senegal from 1971-1972 at Peace Corps Worldwide, an organization that connects Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RCVPs). And McQuillian is a published author who previously spoke of her experiences shaped her work, saying “I was in the Peace Corps in West Africa, and then went to Kenya three times on safari. “