According to Washington Post, a trusted source present at the meeting reported that when El Salvador, Haiti and some countries in Africa were mentioned, Trump questioned: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" suggesting the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway.
According to U.S. media reports, citing people with knowledge of the conversation, Trump asked during a conversation about immigration: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"
Trump was "extremely offensive" when he used the term "shithole countries" to describe developing countries, ANC Deputy General Secretary Jessie Duarte told reporters in East London, Eastern Cape Province, where the ANC is to hold its 106th anniversary celebration on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Trump has denied making those comments, insisting that even though he used strong words, he didn't say the words being attributed to him, and that those words were made up by the Democrats.
The Trump administration has been feeling the heat after the president allegedly called nations like Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries "sh*thole countries" during a bipartisan meeting about immigration.
Trump's alleged comments came one day before the eighth anniversary of the quake. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems.
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In a statement it said it had asked the U.S. government, through its ambassador, to "clarify" if the derogatory remark also applied to Botswana given that there were Botswana nationals living in the United States and others who wished to go there. And for all of you who over the last few years who have uttered that exhausted, lazy, uninformed, uneducated, ignorant, response of calling me and others who point out racist behavior "racist"? He said these hate-filled things.
Among his objections, Mr Trump said the United States "would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".
Immigration is one of the issues that Pope Francis, who has strongly defended the rights of developing countries, and Trump have clashed over.
"When you're doing that well and you have that many accomplishments, don't you want people to be talking about your accomplishments?" "They have come a long way in 8 years, but much work remains and I still believe in the Haitian people". I will not be diverted from all possible efforts to continue negotiating to stop the deportations.
The controversial comments were brought up while the president argued against opening the U.S. borders to Haitians and Africans fleeing poverty, starvation, and violence in their homelands.