Trump Slams Protections For Immigrants From 'Shithole' Countries: Reports




Trump Slams Protections For Immigrants From 'Shithole' Countries: Reports
Trump Slams Protections For Immigrants From 'Shithole' Countries: Reports  

In an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, President Donald Trump slammed the idea of restoring protections for immigrants from "shithole" countries, sources told The Washington Post and NBC News.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" the president reportedly asked, by which he was referring to African nations and Haiti, the Post's sources said.

White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah responded in a statement to CBS News on Thursday afternoon, saying, "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people."

The president "will always reject temporary, weak and dangerous stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway," Raj added.

The statement did not directly address the reported "shithole" remark.

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