Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who've been close allies to the president on the issue of immigration, were in a White House meeting with him Thursday when Trump, according to sources, expressed frustration with people coming to the USA from "sh-hole countries".
Trump on Thursday reportedly asked why the US should permit immigrants from "s--hole countries", according to three people briefed on the oval office conversation.
Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein called the comments "beneath the dignity of the presidency" and said Trump's desire to see more immigrants from countries like Norway was "an effort to set this country back generations by promoting a homogeneous, white society". Though the White House flatly denied the report, given Trump's other colorful language to describe non-white foreigners, it certainly seems credible.
The president's thoughts on immigration sprawled through several Twitter posts on Friday morning before he tweeted his denials about some of the language he used at the DACA meeting. ". 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".
After the controversy, legislators took to social media to express what they think of Trump's comments. Said Trump according to the New York Times. That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 'shitholes.' The exact word used by the President. Say, 'I did not mean this. He said these hate-filled things. On Thursday, the president reportedly asked: "Why do we want these people from all these s**thole countries here?" In a private meeting in June of a year ago, Mr. Trump said immigrants from Haiti "all have AIDS".
Other Haitians in South Florida called the words from the president hurtful.
Commenting on the White House meeting, Graham said on Friday that diversity had always been the United States' strength. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. "Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and US would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime. countries which are doing badly".
The AU representative said they were alarmed by Trump's "very racist" comments. I will not be diverted from all possible efforts to continue negotiating to stop the deportations.