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Senator confirms Trump's 'shithole' remark, says there was so much more

14 January 2018

After Trump was asked at Thursday's White House meeting if the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa, the president reportedly questioned why people from "expletive-hole countries" are coming to America.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump said.

"The so-called bipartisan Daca deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", he said referring to the deferred action on childhood arrivals Bill that aims to give protection to "dreamers", undocumented immigrants who arrived to the United States as children. Richard Durbin of IL - after Trump reportedly made the comment at an Oval Office meeting, where he was also is claimed to have said disparaging things about Haitian immigrants.

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"For months, I have been involved in numerous high level bipartisan meetings negotiating DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals), including Thursday's meeting at the White House".

Jean, a refugee from Haiti who came to Canada in 1968 and was raised in Thetford Mines, Que., also noted that Friday was the eighth anniversary of a devastating natural disaster that struck her native country, one of 57 member French-language countries - many from Africa - that form La Francophonie. Then Trump went and made the job of seeing his racism even easier: he asked senators why we couldn't have more immigrants from places like Norway. We are certainly not a "shithole country". It really does not exemplify that office and really deplore those kinds of comments and would say these are not the kind of statements that should be made.

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President Donald Trump greets Sen. Venezuela wasn't among the countries President Trump reportedly referred to but his counterpart there took the alleged comments personally. "This is why we review the utterances by the current American President as a highly irresponsible and racist".

"I don't think President Trump is a racist in the traditional sense as we know in this country", Farris, Jr. told the media outlet. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham of SC, also present at the gathering, said he confronted the president over his racy comments.

"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", said Graham, who was part of a bipartisan proposal on immigration that Trump rejected at the meeting.

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The Pope has criticized Trump in the past over his immigration policy. These are folks who bring a different aspect to temporary protected status than Central American countries.

Senator confirms Trump's 'shithole' remark, says there was so much more