Norwegians tell Trump: We don't want to come to your s***hole country

Lester Mason
January 15, 2018

However, justifying the President's claim, in a statement White House spokesman Raj Shah said, "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people".

"No agreement on Dreamers" was the headline on the lead story for L'Osservatore Romano's edition dated January 13 and published late January 12.

Trump said in the meeting that he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead.

He tweeted on Friday to deny making the comments, which were reported by several United States papers and confirmed by Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, who was at the meeting in question.

Trump reportedly used the word "s**thole" to describe Haiti and El Salvador, as also African countries, while discussing immigration issues with United States lawmakers on Thursday.

Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations in such vulgar terms, tweeting: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". It's incumbent on everyone as global citizens, he said, to challenge the president's views on countries outside the USA, especially those that are poor in and need. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga. - said Friday that they "do not recall" Trump "saying these comments specifically".

On Thursday, though, during White House talks about an immigration plan that would include protections for people from Haiti and other countries, Trump exploded with his "shithole" remarks, according to sources.


"First stop would be Osu Castle, Elmina Castle, and the over 40 Forts that detained about 30 million slaves, beaten and shipped out like sardine cans and then I will tell you the history of Africa and why people like you made that a "shithole" continent". "Since the beginning of his campaign I saw him as a racist".

The president sought to shift from the defensive by portraying Democrats as not truly interested in an immigration deal. I don't know if they were taken - I wasn't in the room. "That is what I intend to give them. A lot of things can happen".

Although Paul admitted he didn't think Trump's alleged comments "were constructive at all" to the immigration debate, he also said, "We shouldn't draw conclusions that he didn't intend".

"In addition to being insulting to us, more importantly it's quite disrespectful and insulting to the people that we're trying to help and the friends and colleagues that we've made there over the last eight years", Furey said in an interview. Former Fox anchor Bill O'Reilly wrote that the "Trump-loathing media" is dancing in the streets over his words.

United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva that Trump's comments were "shocking and shameful".

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday".

But Paul argued that resorting to such name-calling wasn't helpful - and would undermine lawmakers' efforts to reach a deal on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and boosting border security and enforcement.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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