Trump Reportedly Called Haiti, El Salvador, and African Nations "Sh*thole Countries"

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

Reports surfaced Thursday night that President Trump questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway.

President Donald Trump is catching much deserved heat for his disparaging remarks about Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries during an immigration meeting earlier this week.

For his part, Trump denied he used "derogatory" language about Haitians in a tweet this morning.

But Democratic Illinois Sen.

Oddly, shortly after it was revealed on Thursday he made the comments, a White House spokesman didn't deny he used the word "shitholes".

Among others, United Nations spokesperson Rupert Coleville said Trump's reported word choice to refer to nations of non-white people is unequivocally "racist". He further alleged that the controversy had been invented by Democrats.

When Trump ignored the question, a second reporter asked, "Did you use the word "shithole" to refer to African nations?".

The Washington Post reports Trump made the comments during a meeting with federal lawmakers about a deal to protect young immigrants whose Obama-era deportation protections he put in limbo by unraveling the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals - or DACA - program.

"President Trump's racist comments about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and countries in Africa are absolutely sickening, even for him", her statement reads.

Note: syracuse.com does not typically publish expletives uncensored, but does not edit language when it comes from the president of the United States. Trump reportedly said. "Take them out".

Protection status for Haiti will be phased out over the next 18 months, according to immigration officials.

"The Botswana Government has also inquired from the US Government through the Ambassador, to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "s--hole" country", the statement said. During the meeting, Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa rather than places like Norway.

CNN host Anderson Cooper gave an emotional send-off to the people of Haiti in response to Trump's comments.

"El Salvador demands respect for the dignity of its noble and valiant people" in the name of diplomatic principles and in the context of historic relations with the United States, the statement said.

Also Friday, the House's leadership rejected Trump's comments-if they're true, they said.

Friday morning, Trump tweeted that he did not call them "shithole countries".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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