DONALD Trump has sparked outrage after allegedly questioning why immigrants from “s***hole countries” should be allowed into America.
The President is said to have made the comments in the Oval Office during a meeting with lawmakers where they discussed immigration. Here’s what you need to know about what was reportedly said.
AFP or licensors Donald Trump is said to have branded countries ‘s***holes’ during a meeting with senators
What countries did Donald Trump call s***holes?
During a meeting in the Oval Office The Donald is said to have been talking with senators from both parties about a plan to curb immigration.
In the exchange a plan was put forward to The President which involved slashing the visa lottery in half and, letting the rest would go to countries in Africa and Temporary Protective Status nations, including Haiti and El Salvador.
Trump then allegedly said, “why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” according to the Washington Post.
He is then said to have continued adding: “Why do we need more Haitians? “Take them out.”
Trump strenuously denies making racially-aggravated comments.
The Donald took to Twitter to say: “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!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
What did The President say about Norway?
Donald Trump is said to have said the US should get more people to come from countries like Norway after dismissing others as s***holes.
The President met with the Scandinavian country’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday.
His meeting with Solberg was the first foreign leader visit with the president in 2018. Seated in the Oval Office, Trump noted that Norway has been a strong consumer of U.S.-built military equipment, including the F-35 aircraft.
Solberg said the U.S. was Norway’s “closest ally inside NATO” and noted her country’s investments in the U.S., which she said supported 470,000 U.S. jobs.
How were his comments received?
Trump’s comments were met with scorn by Democrats who branded them “divisive” and “elitist”.
Utah congresswoman Mia Love, who his of Haitian heritage, said in a statement: “The President’ comments are unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values.
“This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation.
“My parents came from one of those countries but proudly took an oath of allegiance to the United States and took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with.
funeral of family.”