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US President Donald Trump’s alleged remarks at a meeting with Democratic and Republican senators have prompted condemnation. "President Trump's remarks are shocking and shameful. There is no other word one can use but racist," said UN Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville.
According to The Washington Post, Trump met with senators to discuss immigration and allegedly used disparaging words for African countries, including Haiti and El Salvador: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” According to the US media, the President suggested that they should just take in migrants from countries such as Norway.
Trump answered by Twitter: “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said take them out. Made up by Dems”.
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was at the meeting, contradicted Trump. “He said hate-filled things, and said them repeatedly”.
Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12 de enero de 2018