Trump Refers To Some Countries As 'Sh*thole' Nations

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Trump has used racist language in the past towards people of color calling Mexican "rapists" and African-American NFL players "sons of bi**hes". "It would be futile to mask the word when the language itself, in reference to Haiti and African countries, was so extraordinary", John Daniszewski, A.P.'s vice president for standards said.

Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries", according to two sources familiar with the comments made in the White House.

"The president'[s] comments are unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values", Love said in a statement, noting that her parents, Mary and Jean Maxime Bourdeau, emigrated from Haiti and made their home in America.

Rep. John Curtis, the newest member of Utah's all-Republican congressional delegation, said in a Facebook post that he was "dismayed" by Trump's comment. "I want a merit-based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level".

"The people of Haiti have been through more..."

"Whether you vote for me or don't vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion", Trump said at the Haitian American roundtable a year ago.

His comments came after two senators presented details of the bipartisan compromise that would extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, and also strengthen border protections.

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, took to Twitter on Thursday to condemn the president's remarks.

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One of the sources told CNN that White House adviser Stephen Miller was at the meeting, and White House chief of staff John Kelly attended part but probably not all of the meeting. "They reinforce abhorrent racist attitudes, and evidence of the lack of knowledge, understanding, and empathy we expect of the person who occupies the highest office in the land".

Um, yeah. He apparently then suggested the USA accept more people from Norway, according to three people who spoke to the Post.

"The Botswana Government has also enquired from the US Government through the Ambassador, to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the US, and also that some of Batswana may wish to visit the US", it said.

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes", whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", he added.

President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed protections for immigrants from "s**thole" countries during an Oval Office meeting about a bipartisan immigration deal, The Washington Post reported.

Acosta went on to express his feelings that this incident is not going to make relationships any easier for him with other communities: "I think it's just going to cause more grave damage to this presidency because it cuts to the very core of who he is".

Asked about the remarks, White House spokesman Raj Shah did not deny them.

The reported comments come as Trump and lawmakers are in negotiations over immigration reform.