President Trump denies using vulgar words against immigrant countries

US President Donald Trump has denied using vulgar words like “shithole countries” to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African countries while opposing immigrants coming into the US.

The alleged comments attributed to President Trump created strong backlash.

UN Human Rights Spokesperson Rupert Coleville said the comments from the President of the United States, if true, were “shocking and shameful” and go “against universal values”. The terms were “racist”, he said in a statement.

However, President Trump in a tweet clarified that “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.”

The Washington Post was the first to report that President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers on Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” The Washington Post quoted President Trump as saying to the lawmakers.

Dilip Chakma

Dilip Chakma

Dilip Chakma is a lawyer and alumni of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU).
Dilip Chakma
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