Donald Trump Says Immigrants From Africa And Haiti Come From 'Shithole Countries'

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Trump asked during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers, the Washington Post reported, citing several people briefed on the meeting.

He continued: "Tired of Africans and Haitians, the president said he would like to bring more people from countries like Norway".

Kimmel told his audience that he expected the White House to deny the Washington Post report about the sh*thole remarks, but to his surprise, they didn't deny it at all.

Trump, according to a White House official, also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt they help the U.S. economically, The report said.

In a meeting with congressional leaders, Trump asked why America allowed people from "shithole countries" to settle in the United States.

The offense in question is that Trump referred to immigrants coming from Haiti and African nations as "s**thole" countries.

She added: "We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socioeconomic or other difficulties".

"We always knew that President Trump doesn't like people from certain countries or people or certain colors".

In response, CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta went live on CNN and repeatedly said the word "shithole".

Known as a "model minority" in the US, Trump said that he would be open to more Asian migrants however, reported the Chicago Tribune.

Likewise, the Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced it would end protections more than 200,000 Salvadorans, and on Thursday the White House rejected a bipartisan immigration proposal, including a fix for people protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Love called on Trump to apologise to the American people and to the countries he denigrated.

In a statement, GOP Rep. Mia Love, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, said the comments: "are unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values".

But, of course, that does not make what the president said 'any less ignorant or less racist'.

Another twitteratti Matthew Miller said, "Just imagine how often Trump says racist things and there aren't Democratic Senators in the room to leak it out".