PressTV-Trump under fire over racist remarks

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US President Donald Trump’s derogatory remarks about certain nations, which he described as “shithole countries”, have prompted rebuke from around the world and once again raised questions about the billionaire’s racist attitude.

At a closed-door meeting intended to discuss a way forward on an immigration deal in the Oval Office on Thursday, Trump reportedly asked lawmakers, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” According to several people briefed on the meeting, Trump was referring to Haiti, El Salvador and certain African countries.

Trump denied saying “anything derogatory” about the people of Haiti, and instead blamed the media for distorting his words. He said that his description of “shithole” was not racist but rather a straightforward assessment of some nations’ depressed conditions.

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