Carson Wentz tweets indirect response to Trump's remarks regarding Haiti, other countries
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz published a tweet Friday, Jan. 12, which appears to be in response to recent remarks made by President Trump.
The tweet from Wentz reads: "Much love for the people of Haiti! They've been thru so much but it was incredible to see so much hope for them--even tho they've been stricken by so many natural disasters. Such a resilient nation & a place I'm passionate about. Definitely changed @jmattjmattjmatt and I forever!"
Much love for the people of Haiti! They’ve been thru so much but it was incredible to see so much hope in them—even tho they’ve been stricken by so many natural disasters. Such a resilient nation & a place I’m passionate about. Definitely changed @jmattjmattjmatt and I forever! pic.twitter.com/IiuVudjACC
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) January 13, 2018
According to the Washington Post, two people reported that President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers who suggested restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries on Thursday. He then asked “why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
President Trump suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met with one day prior.
Wentz's tweet includes a video of his time spent in Haiti during the summer of 2017 on behalf of his newly launched "AO1 Foundation." AO1, which stands for Audience of 1, launched in 2017 with a mission to demonstrate the love of God by providing opportunities and support for those in need.
Wentz and teammate Jordan Matthews visited Haiti during the 2017 offseason. They spent time volunteering and getting to know locals in order to better understand the needs of the community.
After returning to the U.S., Wentz announced that the AO1 Foundation granted funds to Mission of Hope Haiti to help build a sports complex and education center on its campus. The center is part of an initiative to develop youth, reinforce education, and invest in the next generation of Haitian leaders.
Construction on the complex began in September 2017.