'Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?' Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers. "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems".
As expected, the day after the Washington Postreported that Trump called El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries shitholes during a meeting on immigration, and this report caused a shitstorm on the internet and cable news, he tweeted that he did use tough language but not that kind of tough language. Trump asked, sources told the Washington Post.
Speaking to reporters in Chicago Friday, Illinois Democratic Sen. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians!" he posted.
Earlier in the day, the Office of UN Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said the United States president's reported remarks that immigrants were coming from "shithole countries" were racist. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" the president added. Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of IL on Friday said Trump had indeed made the comments about 's***hole countries'.More news: Work requirements will withdraw Medicaid's 'hand up' assistance
As Senator Graham made his presentation, the president interrupted him several times with questions and in the course of his comments said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist.
In a response labelled by worldwide media as damage control, Mr Trump has denied using derogatory words but admitted his language was "tough". A White House official went as far as to call this his "victory lap".
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Following Trump's alleged use of the words "shithole countries" to describe nations in Africa and Latin America where he feels less immigrants should come to the US from, The New York Daily News put on its cover a caricature of the president - depicted as a "poop emoji".
President 's reported denigration of as a " country came only one day before Friday's eight-year anniversary of the natural disaster that ravaged the island nation.
Robin Diallo, the U.S. chargé d'affaires to Haiti, was summoned to meet the Haitian president, Jovenel Moïse, to discuss the remarks. The president then allegedly suggested the United States could instead have immigrants from other countries, such as Norway. "Do we need more Haitians?'". In subsequent tweets, he noted that a number of individuals who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina were from El Salvador and said that he "feels proud to be Salvadoran".More news: Palestinians: 2 teens killed in clashes with Israeli army
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