President Donald Trump has come out to deny allegations that he mocked Haiti and other African nations by calling them ‘Shithole countries’
Reports were rife earlier today about a meeting held about protections for immigrants from several countries in which Trump reportedly blurted, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
“Why do we need more Haitians?” he reportedly added. “Take them out.”
Reactions have been swift and ruthless with many branding Trump a racist and many even calling for his impeachment.
Trump later stated that he never made these remarks saying;
“The language used by me at the Daca meeting was tough, but this was not the language used,” he tweeted, using an acronym for a program to protect young undocumented immigrants. “What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for Daca!”
Trump later added: “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”
However, Senator Dick Durbin, who was at the meeting insists that Trump made these statements; “I cannot believe that in the history of the White House and the Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday. I’ve seen the comments in the press and I’ve not read one of them that’s inaccurate.”