Trump denies saying 'anything derogatory about Haitians' after 's-hole countries' remark

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Trump, apparently upset with aspects of the deal that only curtailed the visa lottery programme by 50 per cent instead of completely eliminating it, questioned why the U.S. should be taking people from "shithole countries", The Washington Post reported, citing unnamed people briefed on the meeting.

He added: "When the question was asked about Haitians... he said 'Haitians?" Made up by Dems.

U.S. President Donald Trump implied on Friday the language he used during the meeting on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was "tough" but he didn't use the infamous "shithole countries" term.

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Narkewicz is one of a number of MA officials who have come out to chastise the president for his alleged remarks, including U.S. Sens. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians!" he posted.

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A spokesman for the United Nations said Friday that Trump's reported words were racist.

Two Republican Senators claim to have not heard President Trump saying that certain African and Latin American nations are "shithole" countries. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, said of the meeting at the White House. "I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday".

For his part, Trump denied he used "derogatory" language about Haitians in a tweet this morning. Similar criticism has come from leaders in Haiti, El Salvador and the African Union continental body; Botswana's government called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist" and South Africa's ruling African National Congress called it "extremely offensive".

The White House has not denied the language and issued a statement. "Do we need more Haitians?". Trump told senators in the Oval Office in reference to African countries, according to a source briefed on the meeting, the comments from which were first reported by The Washington Post. He said Foreign Affairs Minister Antonio Rodrigue told him the US chargé d'affaires in Haiti had been summoned to explain the reported comments. "El Salvador formally protests and energetically rejects this kind of comment", Sánchez wrote on Twitter.

The Haitian government the president's remarks and formally summoned an American official to explain them, Haiti's ambassador to the USA, told NBC News contributor Yamiche Alcindor. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said that "the president's expressed desire to see more immigrants from countries like Norway must be called out for what it is: an effort to set this country back generations by promoting a homogeneous, white society".

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