Washington, Jan 12: US President Donald Trump on Friday denied the reports citing him using “shithole countries” during a meet with senior senators. Taking to Twitter, Trump said he used a tough language but did not use “shithole” countries for Haiti, El Salvador and other African countries. Reports had claimed that Trump grew angry with the protection given to immigrants from these countries.
“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!” tweeted Trump. He emphasised that he did not use any derogatory word against the people of Haiti.
In his tweet, he said he never used the term “take them out” for the people of poor country. “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!” tweeted Trump.
The White House did not deny the account of Trump’s use of language. It suggested the president was “fighting for permanent solutions” that strengthen the nation, in part through the use of a merit-based immigration system.
“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement.