Trump taking heat for sh–hole countries comment at bogus immigration meeting
President Trump invited Lindsey Graham (grahamnesty) and Dick Durbin to the White House today because a gang of 6 felt they had agreement on an immigration policy. Of course with Graham and Durbin in the room the deal involved an amnesty lottery system and was DOA.
Trump apparently offended the hypocrite politicians by saying “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.
He also singled out Haiti telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said.
“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them out.”
The comments were first reported by the Washington Post. The White House did not deny that Trump made the comments.
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“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” White House spokesperson Raj Shah said in a statement, adding a list of parameters the president believes should be part of any immigration agreement.
Democrats were quick to pounce on the remarks, slamming Trump for what Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) described on Twitter as “abhorrent bigotry.”
“Breathtakingly offensive,” wrote Sen. Patrick Leahy on Twitter. “Worse, it’s ignorant of American ideals, and of the strength we derive from E Pluribus Unum. This is not who we are.”
“The President'(s) comments are unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values,” said Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah), whose parents immigrated to the United States from Haiti. “The President must apologize to both the American people and to the nations he so wantonly maligned.”
This is the second time in a month that Trump has been accused of making racially-charged remarks during private meetings, according to media reports. The New York Times in December reported that Trump has said immigrants from Nigeria would never “go back to their huts” in Africa after experiencing life in the United States. The White House denied Trump made those comments.
Perhaps the Presidents comments at a private immigration policy meeting were inappropriate. Some are saying they were racist. They were not racist they were true. It is unfortunate the condition Haiti is in after the earthquake. But it is in that condition because it was a shithole before the earthquake. I have traveled the world and a lot of the world is a shithole. Mexico take away the resorts, total shithole. Haven’t been to Haiti but the DR minus resort (Punta Cana beautiful) is a total shithole. Most of the Caribbean is the same minus resorts. So get the illegals out and don’t worry about Trumps language in a private meeting