Trump describes Haiti, African countries as 'sh**tholes' during immigration meeting

Trump describes Haiti, African countries as 'sh**tholes' during immigration meeting

The White House attempted a rebuttal however saying Trump is fighting immigration.

Trump was meeting with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democrat lawmaker Dick Durbin, and other officials and lawmakers, to discuss an immigration plan on the fate of people who came to the United States as children or fleeing natural disasters.

Trump was said to have made similar comments during an Oval Office meeting with Cabinet officials and administration aides a year ago. Trump reportedly said, suggesting suggested the U.S. could benefit more from immigration from countries such as Norway.

President Donald Trump says "this was not the language used" after reports that he referred to "shithole" African nations in a meeting.

White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah did not explicitly confirm or deny Trump's comments in a statement he issued after the initial Post report.

This comes after Trump described immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as "shithole" countries during a meeting with lawmakers, when they floated restoring protections for immigrant from these nations.

In December the New York Times reported the president said migrants from Nigeria would never "go back to their huts" after living in the US.

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

Love called on Trump to apologise to the American people and to the countries he denigrated. "Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin", the Senator said on Twitter.

A person familiar with the meeting told CNN that Illinois Democratic Sen. Instead, a statement said the President was advocating for the American people by defending his immigration ideas.

Americans of other generations wondered why the country should welcome legions of German immigrants like Trump's paternal grandfather, Friedrich.

The White House did not deny the comments.

Confirming the comments with their own sources, Fox News' Jesse Watters said the comments reflected "how the forgotten men and women talk at the bar".

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