Trump slammed for reportedly using a vulgar term to describe Haiti, El Salvador, African nations
President Donald Trump denied that he used a vulgar term to describe African nations, as well as Haiti and El Salvador, during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program.
Trump reportedly made those comments at a closed-door white house meeting on immigration — where he questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and other “shithole” countries in Africa rather than places like Norway.
Senator Dick Durbin, a Democratic senator from Illinois who was in room, insisted Trump said those words.
“I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words I personally heard our president speak yesterday.”
Republican Senators David Perdue and tom cotton said they don’t remember Trump using the exact wording.
But President Trump took to twitter today to deny describing certain nations in a vulgar way, saying “the language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.”
A unnamed White House official also told the media that President Trump suggested during the meeting that he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries, because he felt they would contribute more to the US economy.