United States president Donald Trump stunned lawmakers from his own country when he referred to Haiti and African countries as “s***hole countries.” The US president who was having a meeting on immigration with lawmakers at the White House questioned the lawmakers on why people from Africa and Haiti were being allowed to visit the United States. Trump, said that his country should instead let in more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister visited him on Wednesday at the White House.
The Washington Post and CNN television confirmed that Trump said:
Why are we having all these people from s—hole countries come here?
The White House neither confirmed nor denied that Trump had used crude language to describe Haiti and Africa, although it released its own statement. Part of the statement reads:
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.
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