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President Donald Trump‘s profane comment about Africa is drawing furious reactions from civil rights organizations.

The NAACP is accusing Trump of “lowbrow, callous and unfiltered racism.”

A statement released Thursday evening by the organization says Trump’s “decision to use profanity to describe African, Central American and Caribbean countries is not only a low mark for this president, it is a low point for our nation.”

The American Civil Liberties Union says Trump “has been consistently honest about the white nationalism behind his immigration policies.”

Lorella Praeli, the ACLU’s director of immigration policy, says Trump’s comments were “directly contrary to the decision Congress made in 1965 to do away with the racist per-country quotas of the past.”

Trump referred to “shithole countries” in Africa during a meeting Thursday on immigration.

ORIGINAL STORY:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. should permit more immigrants from “shithole countries” after senators discussed revamping rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti, according to three people briefed on the conversation.

Trump made the remark in the Oval Office as two lawmakers described details to him of a bipartisan compromise among six senators that would extend protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and strengthen border protections.

The senators had hoped Trump would back their accord, ending a months-long, bitter dispute over protecting “Dreamers.” But the White House later rejected their proposed agreement, plunging the issue back into uncertainty just eight days before a deadline that threatens a government shutdown.

During their conversation, Dick Durbin of Illinois, the chamber’s No. 2 Senate Democratic leader, was explaining that as part of that deal, a lottery for visas that has benefited people from Africa and other nations would be ended, the sources said, though there could be some other way for them to apply. Durbin said people would be allowed to stay in the U.S. who fled here after disasters hit their homes in places including El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti.

Trump specifically questioned why the U.S. would want to admit more people from Haiti. He also mentioned Africa and asked why more people from “shithole countries” should be allowed into the U.S., the sources said.

The president suggested that instead, the U.S. should allow more entrants from countries like Norway. Trump met this week with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Asked about the remarks, White House spokesman Raj Shah did not deny them.

“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” he said.

Trump’s remarks were remarkable even by the standards of a president who has been accused by his foes of racist attitudes and has routinely smashed through public decorum that his modern predecessors have generally embraced.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly describe the conversation.

The Trump administration announced late last year that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed nearly 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States following a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Trump has spoken positively about Haitians in public. During a 2016 campaign event in Miami, he said “the Haitian people deserve better” and told the audience of Haitian-Americans he wanted to “be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion.”

The agreement that Durbin and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., described to Trump also includes his $1.6 billion request for a first installment on his long-sought border wall, aides familiar with the agreement said. They required anonymity because the agreement is not yet public.

Trump’s request covers 74 miles of border wall as part of a 10-year, $18 billion proposal.

Democrats including Durbin had long vowed they would not fund the wall but are accepting the opening request as part of a broader plan that protects from deportation about 800,000 younger immigrants brought to the country as children and now here illegally.

The deal also includes restrictions on rules allowing immigrants to bring some relatives to the U.S.

In an afternoon of drama and confusing developments, three other GOP lawmakers — including two hardliners on immigration — were also in Trump’s office for Thursday’s meeting, a development sources said Durbin and Graham did not expect. It was unclear why the three Republicans were there, and the session did not produce the results the two senators were hoping for.

“There has not been a deal reached yet,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. But she added, “We haven’t quite gotten there, but we feel like we’re close.”

Underscoring the pitfalls facing the effort, other Republicans also undercut the significance of the deal the half-dozen senators hoped to sell to Trump.

“How do six people bind the other 94 in the Senate? I don’t get that,” said No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas.

Cornyn said the six lawmakers were hoping for a deal and “everyone would fall in line. The president made it clear to me on the phone less than an hour ago that he wasn’t going to do that.”

The six senators have been meeting for months to find a way to revive protections for young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and are here illegally. Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program last year but has given Congress until March 5 to find a way to keep it alive.

Federal agencies will run out of money and have to shut down if lawmakers don’t pass legislation extending their financing by Jan. 19. Some Democrats are threatening to withhold their votes — which Republicans will need to push that legislation through Congress — unless an immigration accord is reached.

Cornyn said the real work for a bipartisan immigration deal will be achieved by a group of four leading lawmakers — the No. 2 Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate. That group met for the first time this week.

The immigration effort seemed to receive a boost Tuesday when Trump met with two dozen lawmakers and agreed to seek a bipartisan way to resuscitate the program. The group agreed to also include provisions strengthening security — which for Trump means building parts of a wall along the border with Mexico — curbing immigrants’ relatives from coming here and restricting the visa lottery.

Also in Thursday’s Oval Office meeting were House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and two conservative lawmakers who’ve taken a hard line on immigration: Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.

A Republican with knowledge of Thursday’s meeting said the White House hastily invited Cotton to join the immigration discussion.

“The American people don’t want that style of immigration reform,” Cotton told reporters about the bipartisan senators’ offer. “They certainly don’t want this pine needle of a proposal that was on the table today.”

Any immigration deal would face hurdles winning congressional approval.

Many Democrats would oppose providing substantial sums for Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Many Hispanic and liberal members of the party oppose steps toward curtailing immigration such as ending the visa lottery and restricting the relatives that legal immigrants could bring to the U.S.

Among Republicans, some conservatives are insisting on going further than the steps that Trump has suggested. They want to reduce legal immigration, require employers to verify workers’ citizenship and block federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities that hinder federal anti-immigrant efforts.

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Associated Press writers Jill Colvin, Andrew Taylor, Kevin Freking and Matthew Daly contributed to this report.

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38 thoughts on “Trump Reportedly Says He Doesn’t Want Immigrants From ‘Sh-thole’ Countries

  1. Haiti is a sh-thole and any countries that is run by blacks is as well. It never fails. These vile, subhuman be-asts can’t function properly. It is in their genes. Please name one successful black run country on the planet? It doesn’t exist and facts are crystal clear for the world to see. Now we are supposed to take in these subhumans from Haiti and what support them ? F out here

    • @mynue, u & other Caucasians like you have focused too much attention on the Negro to the extent you have ALREADY LOST the U.S. to the Mexicans!!, which is demonstrated by the Language. A White American is denied a job TODAY because he is NOT BI-LINGUAL. Look at the Government & State Documents; English on one side & Spanish on the other. History informs ‘in the take-over of a Nation, look at the LANGUAGE CHANGE.’

      • Blackboy, you mean the mexicans that are kicking the crap out of you blacks in california? Look it up for once blackboy and stop coming on here with nation of islam propaganda. Your entire race is a fraud and any country you infest you destroy. It has been proven millions of times over and over but you are such an ignorant racist that you will never admit it. Just keep spewing your black supremacist theories.

      • Willie on said:

        @mynue, and u neglect to admit you was born with a TAIL that protruded from your spine at birth & that your PIGMENTATION is the SAME as CHIMPANZEES & MONKEYS, which is known by the Entire World of man & mankind. And, again you have LOSS the U.S. to Mexicans which is demonstrated by the Spanish Language Eclipsing English.

  2. “Trump Reportedly Says He Doesn’t Want Immigrants From ‘Sh-thole’ Countries”

    When they get here they live in “Shithole” cities like Chicago, Newark, Los Angeles, Baltimore, St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia, Milwaukee!

    Need I go on, if you are bright & honest, you understand.

  3. Liar in chief already denying he said anything derogatory about Haiti or Africa. Even though many around the table heard him say those nasty things. Now I see why his trumpettes are in such denial. They get it from the Liar in Chief.

    • @Guest1–i told dum dum to stop posting those stupid videos, but to no avail. We’ll just to ignore them. U can’t stop stupid. Stupid is as stupid does.

      • @mynue: any Black person who has the SAME LAST NAME as you have is YOUR DIRECT RELATIVE…negro blood runs through ur veins.

      • @mynue = CHIMPANZEE: if u shave the hair from a CHIMPANZEE or MONKEY there is PALE PIGMENTATION just like white people. Moreover, when Caucasian babies are born, they are born with a small TAIL protruding from their spine, which the doctor snipes at birth…this is commonly known in hospitals around the world.

      • Theo it is a well known fact blacks are subhuman. Lowest iqs 75 percent of the aids carriers, smallest brains. I can go on and on. What race has pubic hair on their head? disgusting!

      • @mynue, I see u did not address or reply to the well-known undisputed fact that Caucasian babies are born with a TAIL at birth & that Caucasian Pigmentation Is IDENTICAL to CHIMPANZEE & MONKEY PIGMENTATION, which is seen IF the hair of a monkey or chimpanzee is removed.

      • Have you addressed the fact that every iq test in history blacks have scored the lowest. Have you addressed the fact that every african run country is a shi=thole? Have you addressed the fact that you have the smallest brains and pubic hair on your head? FOH blackboy

      • Willie on said:

        @mynue, u are ignoring Theo, he has ur number, I dare u to look at the TIP of your spine or TAIL BONE wherein u will see proof you were born with a TAIL…by the way, the devil has a TAIL.

      • Blackboy you are a subhuman gor-illa! There is scientific evidence of this, plenty. What race has pubic hair on their head! You subhuman bea-st

      • Willie on said:

        @mynue, Theo is right, u have loss the Country to Mexicans by focusing all your attention on black people…Theo is so right, u can’t get a job unless u are bi-lingual is a blatant indication that mynue has loss the Country to Mexicans!!!!!

      • Blackboy,
        This lie stems from the fact that blackshave no history or culture or achievements of their own. Therefore, they attempt to claim the advancements and history of other cultures. The fact of the matter is that blacks come from Sub-Saharan Africa and live worse than animals and they have been living that way for thousands of years. The pure-blooded, Sub-Saharan Africanblack never been known to plant one single crop, domesticate an animal or even invent the wheel. They live in hut-like structures made with grass, mud, and animal shit the likes of which a common beaver could build.

  4. How was it okay to be a failure under President Obama when he saved the economy & got the employment rate down? Your post is beyond f**king stupid. Sorry but can't make President Obama a 1 term president by lying about trump's accomplishments. T on said:

    The ghost of Friedrich Drumpf has arisen. And all of the news outlets are acting like this so shocking & disturbing as if his behavior hasn’t been apparent the whole time.

  5. Melvinowens on said:

    The so called opiate crisis is killing white folks. It is also threatening their ability to reproduce. This bigot in Chief is advocating for whites to immigrate from europe to counter the decline in birthrate among white America. Meanwhile, the European birthrate is in decline. With the combination of drug addiction and homosexuality the white race is in decline.

    • americanize on said:

      Melvinowens you are absolutely right,this imagration has nothing to do with crime and the other BS 45 is saying its about white folks are dying at a alarming rate all over the world,an they are worried,an theirs nothing they can do about it.The universal god is riding the earth of these devils.

  6. Italy France Germany UK Sweden Spain although they haven’t put it so bluntly as Trump they too are sick of the massive influx of immigrants from war torn failed impoverished “sh!thole” country’s

    • Your fake dumbass prez is just the prez for the ignorant white poor trash ppl who voted for him. He doesn’t want the job. He just want the title, with his sorry lazy ass.

    • Guest1 on said:

      I see why you worship the dummy in chief. You’re as dumb as he is. Maybe you should actually learn how to spell and learn the meaning of what you’re spelling before you start posting dumb sh*t as usual. You only continue to prove the point that you’re a dunce, like your dummy in chief. It’s not country’s as you posted, at least for your comment. (apostrophe “s” is for possession) If you’re trying to say multiple countries, (see what I did? I took away the “y” from country and added “ies”) and you get “countries” meaning plural. No thanks needed. Just a lesson learned for you because we all know the Orange One loves the highly uneducated. Keep that our secret under your MAGA hat.

      • I see you still keep in touch with your 6th grade English teacher maybe you could spread that role of “grammar police” around In the meantime the video needs no correction and that’s something you can take back to your one room school house on the plantation, my gift to you

      • Guest1 on said:

        Jhump, if no one has told you lately, let me be the first. You’re corny as hell. You hate the fact that I’m highly educated and not offended by your stupid comments about some plantation. BTW, my 6th grade English teacher is dead, d!ck head. No one actually cares about the videos you post. Do you really think anyone other than your dumbass clicks on that sh!t? Bounce, boy.

      • you knew he/she was dead so I guess you did keep in touch “highly educated black woman” well praise lord I guess if you have to inform people of that, it doesn’t show so well BTW how do you know people don’t look at my vid’s

  7. SENATORS ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT “Dreamers” & Illegal Immigrants than AMERICANS; for example SAME SENATORS are planning to TERMINATE SOCIAL SECURITY for Americans.

  8. What country is Raj Shah descended from? I’m sure it’s India,which Trump would have considered a shithole when he and his dad were discriminating against minority applicants for their government-subsidized housing developments in Queens back in the 60’s and 70’s.

  9. Speaking of shitholes. What’s that shit on top of that bigots head. Donald Trump is a deplorable bigot. Ppl put this shit in office and the chickens are coming home to roost on nov 2018. He’s a despicable thing. If ppl don’t admit this fool is a bigot this country has a serious problem. That bitch ass prez is from immigrates his damn self.

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