President Donald Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and various African countries as “sh**hole countries” in a meeting about immigration Thursday, according to a Washington Post report.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday.
The comments left lawmakers taken aback, according to people familiar with their reactions. Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) proposed cutting the visa lottery program by 50 percent and then prioritizing countries already in the system, a White House official said.
Stay classy, Mr. President.
Attendees at the small meeting were Sen. Lindsey Graham (R – S.C.), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) was the only Democrat in attendance.
Who spilled the beans is likely an easy guess.