And that he very likely lied to the nation about it the next day by claiming he didn't say it.
Although a White House spokesperson on Thursday did not deny that he used the word "shithole", Trumpinsisted that was "not the language used" in a confusing Twitter rant on Friday. But the whole point of the temporary status welcoming immigrants from these countries is based on them being real shitholes - places so risky and terrible that we won't send refugees from them back to the countries because they'll probably die, or worse.
The fallout over Trump's reported comments at Thursday's meeting has been swift.
'Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?' Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.
The U.S. embassy in Haiti, in a Twitter post on Friday, said "we remember and honor the many lives lost 8 years ago in Haiti", in reference to the quake.
Altidor said Trump should apologize for any vulgarity. The White House did not deny them.
Trump's backers quickly pointed to the fact that Barack Obama had confessed to cursing too much. Sadly we have #shithole leaders like Trump shitting on us everyday. "That is why we view the utterances by the current American President as highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist".
Haiti, though the poorest country in the Americas, has played an outsized role in the history of the region.
Sen. John McCain called Trump's comments something that goes against "the very idea of America". Well, shitbucket, maybe because citizens of countries that have fantastic infrastructure, universal health care, and aren't run by a total jackass don't want to come here? He added the country "would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".
"As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies", Feeley, a former aide to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, said in a resignation letter shared with Reuters. And rightfully so! But a lot of people are acting like this is the first timethey've ever heard him be a racist.
Precisely. That is a reason to consider their plight, not put a blanket ban on them. "That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 'shitholes.' The exact word used by the president, not just once, but repeatedly". Only people who were there know for sure. Democratic Sen. RichardDurbin of IL on Friday said Trump had indeed made the comments about 's***hole countries'. In subsequent tweets, he noted that a number of individuals who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina were from El Salvador and said that he "feels proud to be Salvadoran". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., confronted Trump about it at the time.
Speaking to reporters Friday morning, Republican U.S. Sen.
Trump defends immigration stance in tweet
He said on Twitter on Friday that his language during the meeting was "tough" but insisted: "This was not the language used". Haiti's ambassador to the United States , Paul Alidor, said he had asked for an official explanation of the comments.