Donald Trump: Haiti, African nations are "shithole countries"

During a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. President Trump reportedly used profane language to disparage African nations in a meeting with lawmakers about a proposed bipartisan deal on immig

During a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. President Trump reportedly used profane language to disparage African nations in a meeting with lawmakers about a proposed bipartisan deal on immig

On Friday morning, however, Trump ripped those discussions on Twitter. "The White House must immediately explain the situation and leave no doubt regarding what was said and in what context", he added.

The White House did not deny the president's reported remarks.

He was talking with lawmakers who had raised the potential for crafting an immigration deal that restored protections for immigrants from countries such as Haiti and El Salvador. "They never took a thing from our federal government". I want safety and security for our people. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

Trump's statements, first reported by The Washington Post, have drawn widespread outrage.

"As I put the finishing touches on the travel ban brief to the Supreme Court tonight, the president's words remind us again of how his un-American racist ideology impacts policy", Katyal said.

Noah, who is from South Africa, used his own nationality as a springboard. Trump reportedly told lawmakers on Thursday. "I am appalled and disgusted that the man who stands as the symbol of a nation once offering refuge and sanctuary to all immigrants is doing his best to say: 'non-whites need not apply.' Governor Scott needs to denounce these remarks immediately on behalf of the people of Florida". "Hear me out, I know I sound insane". I thought about my own family.

Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the United States from "shithole countries," sources told CNN on Thursday. Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.

Shah went on to list the White House's demands for an agreement that would protect undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children and stressed that the president favours merit-based immigration. It protects individuals from deportation, allowing them to work in the US.

Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday, the Post reported. The policy change could affect almost 60,000 Haitians who fled to the USA following a devastating quake in 2010.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin came to the White House to outline their bipartisan compromise, but found themselves in the room with several Republican immigration hardliners.

Ben Cardin said Trump's "comments do not represent America's values". It "continues to build support for the only deal in town", he said. Most of all, it's not what a president should believe.

It follows a handful of inflammatory comments made by Mr Trump about other countries.

"What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made", Trump tweeted.