President Donald Trump rarely refrains from speaking on his mind and he didn’t think twice before saying this week that the countries of Haiti and African nations are “s—t hole countries.”
The Washington Post broke the news and cited two people who had been briefed on the meeting between lawmakers. According to the Post, lawmakers had convened in the Oval Office with the president and were discussing a bipartisan immigration deal.
When discussing the countries of Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, Trump responded with the question, “Why are we having all these people from s—hole countries come here?”
According to President Trump, people in countries like Norway should be coming to the United States instead.
The White House said in a statement that the president “will only accept an immigration deal that adequately addresses the visa lottery system and chain migration – two programs that hurt our economy and allow terrorists into our country.”
The White House stated, “Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people. The President will only accept an immigration deal that adequately addresses the visa lottery system and chain migration – two programs that hurt our economy and allow terrorists into our country. Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation. He will always reject temporary, weak and dangerous stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway.”