In a statement, the White House did not deny Trump ever called African countries “shitholes,”
According to The Washington Post, when US lawmakers presented to President Trump on Thursday the idea of restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as part of a bipartisan immigration bill, Trump reportedly replied:
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
Based on two people briefed on the president’s meeting with lawmakers, the president then suggested the U.S. should admit more immigrants from places like Norway.
In a statement, the White House did not deny Trump ever called those countries “shitholes,” instead saying:
“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people.”
Africans and Americans alike who don’t like Trump took to Social Media to condemn Trump’s racist comment.