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Trump's 'shithole' comment angers lawmakers

Trump's 'shithole' comment angers lawmakers

| @indiablooms | 12 Jan 2018, 02:59 pm

Washington, Jan 12 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump did not take too kindly on immigrants from Africa, Haiti and El Salvador at a White House meeting recently, according to a report by The Washington Post.

In a fit of anger, the US President reportedly told lawmakers, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?".

Needlessly to say, his comment was not well received. Lawmakers have accused Trump of promoting White Supremacy.

According to black Democratic lawmaker, Cedric Richmond, Trump's comments "are further proof that his Make America Great Again agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda".   

Shockingly, Trump remained unapologetic in his claim of wanting more immigrants from countries like Norway.

The local daily reported that the US President further added, "Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.”

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has accused Trump of falling "deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole of racism and xenophobia".  

However, justifying the President's claim, in a statement White House spokesman Raj Shah said, "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people."

It further read, "Like other countries 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," Shah's statement read.

The US President later tweeted, "The Democrats seem intent on having people and drugs pour into our country from the Southern Border, risking thousands of lives in the process. It is my duty to protect the lives and safety of all Americans. We must build a Great Wall, think Merit and end Lottery & Chain. USA!"

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