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Politics White House Won’t Deny Trump’s Slur About Haiti, African Nations

02:40  12 january  2018
02:40  12 january  2018 Source:   rollcall.com

Fox host on Trump ‘s---hole’ remark: This is how ‘the forgotten men and women’ talk

  Fox host on Trump ‘s---hole’ remark: This is how ‘the forgotten men and women’ talk Fox News host Jesse Watters defended President Trump's reported remark calling Haiti and some African nations "shithole" countries on Thursday, arguing that the "forgotten men and women" who make up the president's base would approve of the remark.On Fox News's "The Five," Watters fought back against criticism from Democrats and some Republicans over Trump's remark, which some have deemed racist and offensive to immigrants from those na tions."This is how the forgotten men and women of America talk at the bar," Watters told his co-hosts.

The White House is not denying that President Donald Trump used a derogatory term when talking about immigrants from Haiti and African countries. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images).

politics 2018-01-12 trump slur nation . I doubt immigrants from Norway of all places are likely to be natural Trump supporters. If anything I feel that they'd have to be prepared for a nasty shock in terms of the way health care is managed, and how minorities are treated.

President Donald Trump speaks during a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the Washington, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. © AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster President Donald Trump speaks during a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the Washington, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

The White House is not denying that President Donald Trump used a vulgar expression Thursday when talking about immigrants from Haiti and African countries during a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office.

The president allegedly called those nations “shithole countries” when complaining about their immigrants to the United States.

He also allegedly said he wants more immigrants from places like Norway. The Washington Post and other outlets have reported Trump’s comments, citing sources briefed on the meeting.

Anderson Cooper: Haitians have 'fought back against more injustice than our president ever has'

  Anderson Cooper: Haitians have 'fought back against more injustice than our president ever has' CNN host Anderson Cooper delivered an emotional tribute to Haiti on his show Thursday after President Trump reportedly slammed the country as a "shithole" in an Oval Office meeting. "Like all countries, Haiti is a collection of people - rich and poor, well-educated and not, good and bad. But I've never met a Haitian who isn't strong," Cooper said on his show.

CTV National News: Trump ' s shocking slur . Profanity warning: Joy Malbon on reports that Trump used vulgar language to describe the home countries of immigrants from Africa and Haiti . Asked about the remarks, White House spokesman Raj Shah did not deny them.

Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting : White House Won ’ t Deny Trump ’ s Slur About The White House is not denying that President Donald Trump used a vulgar expression Thursday when talking about immigrants from Haiti and African

“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” Raj Shah, principal deputy White House press secretary, said in a statement.

“He will always reject temporary, weak and dangerous stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway,” Shah said.

The spokesman’s statement seemed to suggest that Trump’s description of Haiti and African countries, coupled with his desire for more Norwegians and similar immigrants, was his way to advocate letting in people with higher education levels and a wider set of skills.

“Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation,” Shah said.

Clinton blasts 'Trump's ignorant, racist views'

  Clinton blasts 'Trump's ignorant, racist views' In a tweet, Hillary Clinton denounced President Trump after media reports surfaced that he decried immigration from "shithole countries," like Haiti.<br>In a tweet, Clinton denounced Trump's remarks, which were reportedly made in a private meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, saying that Friday should be a day of remembrance for the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Instead, she said, the country has been subjected to Trump's ire.

When lawmakers brought up protections for immigrants from Haiti , El Salvador and African countries, Trump asked, "Why are we having all these people from s ---hole countries come here?" The White House ' s statement did not deny that the president made those remarks.

President Donald Trump referred to African countries, Haiti and El Salvador as "shithole" nations during a meeting Thursday and asked why the U. S The White House issued a statement that did not deny the remarks, however Trump tweeted an apparent denial early Friday: "The language used by

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut slammed Trump’s assessment of Haiti and African countries during an interview on MSNBC, calling them unacceptable and describing them as beneath the office of the presidency.

House Foreign Affairs ranking member Eliot L. Engel called the remark “another embarrassment on the global stage.”

“It’s also an insult to millions of people, including many Americans, even as he pursues wrongful immigration policies that tear families apart,” the New York Democrat said in a statement. “The president of the United States simply shouldn’t speak that way.”

The Oval Office meeting was intended to try to help lawmakers strike a deal on the Obama-era DACA immigration program and several other immigration issues.

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Iran's supreme leader slams U.S. over Trump 's**thole' slur .
<p>Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday said U.S. President Donald Trump's alleged slur against some poor countries proved Washington's claims it defends human rights are false.</p>"The person who is today in office in America announces the stance of this country very clearly and blatantly," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech published on his official website.

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