Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

U.S. President Trump holds joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Solberg at the White House in Washington
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

January 13, 2018

(Note: Language that may offend some readers)

By Doina Chiacu and James Oliphant

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word “shithole” to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that “are doing badly.”

Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday. U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the gathering, told reporters on Friday that Trump used “vile, vulgar” language, including repeatedly using the word “shithole” when speaking about African countries.

The Republican president’s comments were decried as racist by African and Haitian politicians, by the United Nations human rights office and by U.S. lawmakers from both major parties.

Trump, who has been accused of racism over several issues since he took office a year ago, sought to walk back the comments on Friday, saying on Twitter, “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.”

Trump also denied saying “anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country.”

According to two sources, at Thursday’s meeting Trump questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole countries.”

While many Republican lawmakers stayed quiet on Trump’s remarks, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, called them “unfortunate” and “unhelpful,” noting in an interview on CNN that his family had emigrated to the United States from Ireland to help build the nation’s railroads.    

At an event on Friday at the White House, Trump honored the memory of Martin Luther King Jr, the civil-rights era activist who was slain in 1968. King’s memory is marked with a national holiday, which falls this year on Monday.

Trump stood beside Isaac Newton Farris, King’s nephew, while a group of about 20 African-American supporters and members of his administration were on hand in the Roosevelt Room, including Ben Carson, his Housing and Urban Development secretary. He ignored reporters who shouted questions about his remarks.

A group of Republican and Democratic senators has been working for months to craft legislation that would protect 700,000 young adults who were brought into the country illegally as children and later shielded from deportation under a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump also suggested that momentum toward a deal on maintaining such protection had stalled. “The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards,” he said.

The tentative deal also addresses border security, including a border wall, the diversity visa lottery and chain migration, in which U.S. green-card holders can sponsor other family members for permanent residence in the country.

Among other objections, Trump said the plan did not provide proper funding for the proposed wall that he made a center-piece of his election campaign. He added the country “would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly.”

‘SHOCKING AND SHAMEFUL’

Haiti said it was shocked by Trump’s reported remarks on Thursday and summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country, asking for an apology if the vulgar term had been used.

El Salvador’s government sent the U.S. a formal letter of protest that said the president had “implicitly” accepted the use of “harsh terms detrimental to the dignity of El Salvador and other countries.”

Botswana also said it had summoned the U.S. ambassador to that country to “express its displeasure” and had asked him whether Botswana “is regarded as a ‘shithole’ country.”

Trump’s comments are extremely offensive to South Africa, said Jessie Duarte, a senior official with the ruling African National Congress. “Ours is not a shithole country. Neither is Haiti or any other country in distress,” she said.

In Geneva, U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said “These are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States. There is no other word one can use but ‘racist.'”

The reported language was the latest in a long string of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim comments by Trump that have been condemned as racist. He also blamed “both sides” after a white supremacist rally in August in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent and a woman protesting against the rally was killed.

Durbin said that despite Trump’s rejection of the bipartisan deal he would introduce it as legislation next week and work on getting Democratic and Republican support for passage.

“We have seven days and the clock is ticking. Our bipartisan group continues to build support for the only deal in town,” Durbin said in a statement on Friday.

He was referring to Jan. 19, when funds for operating federal agencies expires. Durbin and other lawmakers want the immigration measure to be attached to a must-do bill to fund the government beyond that date.

In recent days, a group of Republican and Democratic leaders from the House and Senate have met with the stated goal of crafting an alternative to the Senate bipartisan deal. But there was no indication that those four leaders were planning to meet over the long Martin Luther King Day federal holiday weekend or when they might produce legislation.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu, Richard Cowan, Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton; Additional reporting by Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva, Guyler Delva in Port-au-Prince, Ed Stoddard in Johannesburg, Chris Mfula in Lusaka, Terje Solsvik and Camilla Knudsen in Oslo, Nelson Renteria in San Salvador; Writing by James Oliphant; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and Frances Kerry)

  • pefleming12

    Criticizing President Trump? Gee, then you must like Acosta, you know the so called reporter who grandstands to draw attention to himself at every White House briefing. Worry about your own countries’ affairs and the things your leaders are doing and leave us alone. Don’t you have anything else to do? We finally have a President who loves our country and puts it’s citizens first. He also calls a “spade a spade”! Get over it and mind your own business.

  • Lenny Woodson

    The world is full of $hitholes. We even have a $hithole right here in America. California, the $hithole State of America.

  • fay9169

    Haitians need to go back home if their extended stay is up. The people from El Salvador, too….what do they think we are–Welfare To The World?

  • Jeff Hill

    Trump simply spoke the truth and what he said applies to the democrat party and it’s supporters

  • Andrew Moore8

    So…..Durbin a libtardonian who supports DACA and wants it to stay probably lied about the words that Trump used in hopes that it would force President Trump to crumble and accept DACA and keep it. I don’t trust a word the libtardonions are saying and couldn’t care less if Trump called those countries sheet holes or not….because I have been to each of them and let me tell you….by our standards here in the USA they are sheet holes.

  • Tom Horn

    The Dems are invading the US and lying about how many are here

  • Al Lejdly

    I just hate having a president who tells a truth every time his lips move. I’m used to being lied to and being told the gubmint will give me FREE STUFF.

    • DCBlueBlood

      What state do you live in or are you in the Basement of the Kremlin?

      • Andrew Moore8

        If he was in the Basement of the Kremlin he would only have to peek over his cubical to tell you, and wouldn’t waste his time doing it here on OANN.

  • airstart

    I agree 100% even though Trump’s colorful language is not very presidential, it is very accurate in describing these countries. Mexico should be included in the designation s–thole country.

    • Al Lejdly

      Trump’s best asset is not being presidential. That’s what’s got this country in such a mess now. Example is all the flack he’s getting from the establishment “professional” politicians and their lap dog media. Tell another insult Mr. President!

  • Mark Steiner

    No one cares what Trump said except the dems with their “fake outrages.” Trump is doing what we want him to do. That’s more than I can say about any of those in Congress right now.

  • Mark Steiner

    No one cares what Trump said except the dems with their “fake outrages.” Trump is doing what we want him to do. That’s more than I can say about any of those in Congress right now.

  • DCBlueBlood

    The Jackas* Racist Liar Needs To Be Censured!

    It’s Time to Censure Trump for ‘Conduct Unbecoming’ of a President

    There is a way to punish President Trump for his ignorant, racist words without resorting to impeachment.

    He should be censured by Congress.

    • airstart

      Do you have a problem with the truth? I’ve been many of these s–tholes, they call countries. Trump brutal description is exactly right. Kenya, obambam’s stomping grounds s–thole is a good description, Tunisia, just as bad, or worse. In fact if one wanted to give the earth an enema, Tunisia wold be where they inserted the syringe. Many of these African countries are so over-run by muslims, they’re their own krapastans as bad as any terrorist country in the world.

      • DCBlueBlood

        No he is wrong – they are helping against Terrorists all over the world and you should expand your itsy-bitsy tiny horizons and narrow perspectives. Looking at their country can be beautiful.

        • Mark Steiner

          no more than your itsy-bitsy-tiny brain cells

        • Andrew Moore8

          So the simple act of helping against terrorism is supposed to cover over the fact that most of these countries governments are corrupt? it is supposed to cover over the fact that most of these countries don’t have running water or indoor plumbing? Face the facts numb nut….I have been to these countries and they ARE sheet holes…..Trump didn’t lie….he told the truth.

        • Andrew Moore8

          Oh….yea…..These places are so beautiful that hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of people who live there try to run away from it….The beauty must be so great that they cannot stand to see it any longer and try to leave and come to a less beautiful place like the USA………

    • Mark Steiner

      hey dcblueblood…no one cares what trump said or didn’t say. as far as conduct unbecoming a president, look to your own dem pres bill clinton. womanizing while in office and then lied about it before finally admitting he did “have sex with that woman” a long time after. That’s definitely conduct unbecoming a president, for sure.

      • DCBlueBlood

        WRONG — The entire world does — Coming from Redneckistan, you are well un-informed.

        You’ve been searching for your Dem Nixon since he resigned! Good Luck!

        • Mark Steiner

          that’s the whole point, no one cares what the whole dem world thinks nor what the dems in that hole in DC thinks, either. And who in the h— is searching for Nixon? He’s dead!

        • Andrew Moore8

          Ahhhh the cork sucking libtardonian is back I see….

    • Andrew Moore8

      For what? Speaking the truth? I have been to those countries….and they are sheet holes….When was the last time a president was impeached for telling the truth? I know it wasn’t your beloved demonrat bill clintoon….because he was impeached for lying.

  • TruthInLogic

    By the way, Obozo is the one on a different planet, not Fox viewers, sort of like a bizzaro world of the real world.

  • TruthInLogic

    I don’t believe Trump said it, but it really needed saying…these millions running away from those countries are not fleeing to America because their home counries are NOT crapholes, but because they ARE crapholes.

  • BlueBoomPony

    Breaking: Democrats sign up for double shifts at D.C. glory holes after crying to their mommies over Trump using mean words.

    Anyone male still voting Democrat is a complete c*ck holster.

  • Richard Carlson

    No more immigrants from the outhouse

    • Al Lejdly

      Now that’s what I call PC!

  • marcthepig

    Since when is calling a sh*thole a sh*thole an issue?
    The Dems call it racist and then turn around and say we can’t end TPS and ship people home because their countries are sh*tholes.

  • Rexlion

    Nixon used profanity in the WH; no one talked about it, but it came out when they released the tapes.

    Truman was known for tough talk, too.

    Even if Trump said it, big deal… and it doesn’t sound the least bit “racist” to me. But the thing is, the crapheads who claim Trump said this are people with a vested interest in getting him over a barrel in negotiations (as well as running him out of office); meanwhile, some who were there are saying he never spoke thusly. Barring a recording, I think the most obvious conclusion is that the accusers are lying, flat out.

  • conquest915

    The dems/libs that are offended need to grow up if this is all it take to trigger them these days. I haven’t enough index fingers to express my opinions of their low character, lying, cheating and lack of morals and integrity.

  • Jock E Shift

    I’ve lived in Illinois a long time. I haven’t believed one word old Dickie – boy Durban has ever said, so I don’t think I’ll start now.

  • Jock E Shift

    I’ve lived in Illinois a long time. I haven’t believed one word old Dickie – boy Durban has ever said, so I don’t think I’ll start now.

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    Judicial Watch • Clintons Pushed Most Wasteful of U.S.-Funded Haiti Projects

    Clintons Pushed Most Wasteful of U.S.-Funded Haiti Projects
    JULY 02, 2013
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    Roughly half of the $1.14 billion that the U.S. government allocated to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake has gone to wasteful projects with the single largest chunk—$170.3 million—going to a failed port and power plant adventure heavily promoted by Bill Clinton and the State Department under the leadership if his beloved wife.
    Can you say scandal? The former president, who has been heavily involved in distributing Haiti earthquake reconstruction funds, pushed hard for the power plant and port for an industrial park in northern Haiti billed as the centerpiece of the United States’ effort to help the ravaged island nation rebuild. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined her husband in the effort, making several trips to Haiti to promote the project and encourage foreigners to invest in it.
    In fact, Bill and Hillary Clinton led a star-studded delegation last year to inaugurate the industrial park, located about 100 miles from Port-au-Prince, tied to the power plant and port. Hollywood actors, a famous fashion designer and a British business magnate joined the Clintons as did high-ranking Obama administration officials such as then Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
    Hillary delivered a heart-felt speech saying “we have been united behind a single goal – making investments in this country’s people and your infrastructure that help put Haiti finally on the path to broad-based economic growth with a more vibrant private sector and less dependence on foreign assistance. And we believe that our work here in Haiti and here in the north is beginning to show results.”
    Not really, according to a federal audit of the $1.14 billion that Congress approved to help Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that killed more than 200,000 and left over 1 million homeless. The probe was requested by a Florida congresswoman who chairs the House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee because hundreds of millions have been spent in Haiti with virtually no accountability.
    The investigation focused on $651 million that American taxpayers have given Haiti via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 2010. The probe “reveals a troubling lack of progress and accountability,” according to the lawmaker who ordered it, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. “More than three years after the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, we find that much of the assistance that the U.S. has provided Haiti for reconstruction efforts has suffered from ineffective stewardship on the part of USAID,” the veteran congresswoman says in a statement posted on her website.
    The Clinton-backed power and port venture is the biggest and most expensive failure mentioned in the report. An astounding $170.3 million later, it is years behind schedule, lacks a qualified engineer and has unrealistic timeframes. As a result, planning has been hindered, the report says, and “funding will be insufficient to cover a majority of projected costs.” It will take an additional $117 to $189 million to complete it and it’s unclear whether the Haitian government will be able to find a private sector company willing to finance the remainder of the project.
    That means Uncle Sam must come to the rescue or the $170.3 million already wasted on the project will be lost. Either way, U.S. taxpayers get screwed. Besides the scandalous, Clinton-backed power and port experiment, congressional investigators found mismanagement of a crucial housing plan that was supposed to accommodate up to 90,000 Haitians. USAID claims it will only be able to handle 3,200 to 15,900 people at nearly double the original cost of $59 million. That means the cost per house is nearly triple the original estimate, according to the report.
    Back to the Clinton prominence in all things Haiti; the United Nations named the former commander-in-chief as a special envoy to the island and his Clinton Foundation has raised $34 million for Haiti since the catastrophic earthquake hit. Additionally, the former president has distributed $54.4 million from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which was launched shortly after the earthquake. The fund closed in December after distributing the last of the money and claims that it has “helped Haitians create a better future through smart, sustainable economic development” though it acknowledges that “much work remains to be done in Haiti.”
    Combined with the U.S. government money and other charities that have raised huge sums for Haiti earthquake recovery, the island has received billions to rebuild. Yet three years later, news report after news report reveals that a large number of Haitians still live in deplorable, shanty town tent cities and an ongoing epidemic of cholera has claimed thousands of lives. Makes you wonder if someone is pocketing the money.

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  • Kiptron

    Shiite hole place, hmmmm we say that about Detroit, chitago , ny, la etc… I know a guy from Haiti and he himself says it’s a Shiite hole place. After the disaster there the Haitian people sat on their ass’s and waited on others to fix their country. I remember the Clintons got involved there and they just stole the money from the people….but I guess no one on the left remembers that? Just say-n

  • ReaganKnewBest

    Even if he did, he isn’t wrong.

  • Berry Richards

    It wasn’t a ‘vulgar’ remark. I have heard much worse from other politicians.

  • Roy Beane

    Guess none of these “children” today know anything about how Churchill, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon, and probably other Presidents also were known for cutting loose a lot of “expletives” whenever it suited them. Nothing new, really. Get a grip, you people.

  • RedPillPlease

    Of course the media barely blinked an eye when VP Biden was actually heard saying “This is a big f-ing deal!” regarding one of the worst pieces of legislation in US history … CommieCare.

  • That Texas Guy!

    Countries in Africa and Haiti are the way they are because of corruption,crime and poverty. The old Soviet Union was a s-hole onto itself yet it had very few “people of color”.

  • No Mas

    What is the oldest Continent with the least civilization?
    wait for it……
    Africa!!!
    What is the common denominator?
    Sadly enough…. AFRICANS
    so whoever said or didn’t say it, they are in SH*T*OLE COUNTRIES!!!

  • Slowpoke the Cruiser

    I believe him – more and more fake news. He SHOULD record them all now,

  • Living in the Times

    I wonder what Senator Durbin’s response to this would be:
    “IP Addresses Tied to Revenge Porn Forum Traced to U.S. Senate Offices”

    I guess all of these offices are those of Republicans because we all know how straight and just the Demos are…good grief bet one of the offices belongs to Durbin pahahahahahaha

  • Living in the Times

    I wonder what Senator Durbin’s response to this would be:
    “IP Addresses Tied to Revenge Porn Forum Traced to U.S. Senate Offices”

    I guess all of these offices are those of Republicans because we all know how straight and just the Demos are…good grief bet one of the offices belongs to Durbin pahahahahahaha

  • No Mas

    Guttierez forgets the KKK is a democrat platform… insane democrats forever deflect, blame, and whine.

    • Kiptron

      guttierez sounds kinda like Shiite hole….what a racist! Just say-n

  • themoi

    Like one of those Libtards has never said the same thing in private, which is what most of the people in this country think of those countries! It is what it is and that’s what they are! Get over it snowflakes!

    • Legion

      Hillary Clinton said all Black men are “Super-Predators”

  • Living in the Times

    If (that word) is considered vulgar, I would hate to hear how the language that was coming out of the oval office during the Clinton/Lewinski affair was labeled…hmmmm.

    • Legally Blonde

      I bet the Kennedy Whore (I mean White) House was interesting too.

      • America First

        Yup,but JFK was an American to his core..never would have acted the way the dimocrats do today,likely be a republican…

    • Bill Jr

      Best Seller ‘Hilary Howls & Hissyfits’

  • C B

    Apparently there are those who can’t handle the Truth …………………..

  • KD

    Does anybody really believe anything coming out of a far-left, liberal loon Democrap mouth like Durbin? Really???

    • Legally Blonde

      Didn’t Durbin once call our military a bunch of Nazis or some such reference?

  • Buck Ofama

    They ARE sh**hole countries. I have been there. I have seen it…They ARE SHlTHOLES !!!

    • Sane_Person37

      But you know what ? President Trump cannot assume what he says in a private meeting will remain private. Was there some method Trump is employing here? Remains to be seen, but the President needs to assume democrats and rino’s are the enemy for the duration. They make stuff up all day long and I don’t believe he said sh–hole. I believe Durbin is a liar, but the President doesn’t need to be handing them stuff. Record every meeting, and if they lie agian, nail them to the wall. So tired of this high school nonsense.

      • LucMilLin

        EXACTLY!

  • CDG

    While the language used may have offended some and could have been spoken more tactfully the President’s point is valid. Continuing to fill our nation with people that have little to zero education and job skills is not a good idea. This is 2017 not 1917 and our immigration policy should reflect that. We no longer need a flood of cheap labor like we did 100 years ago. We need to try to fix problems at home before fixing the worlds problems. This includes taking in people from failed or third world nations. The U.S. is facing so many problems at home. Massive debt, infrastructure problems, overcrowded, mismanaged public schools, more people in prison than any other country, more people on social welfare programs than every before, etc,… this doesn’t even included problems the President inherited like North Korea and Islamic terrorism. Our focus as Americans should be getting our house in order regardless of political affiliation. 🇺🇸

    • Living in the Times

      Well said!!!!!!

    • Visualverbs

      True, but it’s refreshing to actually hear (read) it said because we all know it gets said behind closed doors and then the “leadership elite” class comes out and acts like ice wouldn’t melt in their mouths.
      Bravo Trump!!

  • Red Feather

    OMG he used vulgar language. Everyone knows news people, politicians, movie stars, and pretty much everyone else never use vulgar language. This is clearly an impeachable offense!!!

    • Living in the Times

      Big chuckle!!!!

  • DCBlueBlood

    Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said fellow South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed President Trump referred to some nations as “shithole countries” during a White House meeting that Graham attended with lawmakers Thursday.

    Scott told the Post and Courier that Graham said the comments that have been widely reported by the press are “basically accurate.”

    CONFIRMED – TRUMP IS A LIAR!

    • Buck Ofama

      BLOCKED & they ARE sh**hole countries…

    • Jason Lamson

      BLOCKED.

      • DCBlueBlood

        Truth hurts your feelings huh – Wwwwaaahhh!

  • Pat R

    Someone lied about what he said at the meeting. People should know by now that the media will twist words to make it look like something it isn’t.

  • DrMitoFit

    President Trump is scheduled for his first physical exam as president today. He was probably anticipating his digital prostate exam, so I am cutting him a break about his supposed sh-thole comment. Besides everyone knows what he meant: sh-thole = third world.

  • DCBlueBlood

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is slamming President Trump for calling Haiti, El Salvador and certain African nations “sh**hole countries,” saying his remarks were “absolutely wrong.”

    “If this report is true, it is absolutely wrong to say or think this,” Scott said in a statement Thursday after the comments were first reported by The Washington Post. “I do not think this way, nor do I agree with this kind of sentiment. I represent Florida, and we are an amazing melting pot where over 250 languages are spoken.”

    WOW … Republicans are coming out in droves to condemn the Racist in Chief!

    • Legally Blonde

      Do you need grief counseling?

  • DCBlueBlood

    Our President is an International Embarrassment!

    Shame!

    • Buck Ofama

      Donald Is A Realist.
      YOU are a SH**HOLE.

    • Legally Blonde

      Shutup Snowflake.

  • DCBlueBlood

    Speaker Ryan calls Trump ‘s***hole’ remarks ‘unhelpful’ and ‘unfortunate’

    Breaking his silence, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Friday called President Trump’s “shithole countries” remarks “very unfortunate” and “unhelpful, noting that Ryan himself was a descendant of Irish immigrants who had faced prejudice and hostilities when they first moved to America.

    The Speaker said he had read press accounts Thursday night about Trump’s immigration meeting with lawmakers in which he reportedly complained about restoring protected status for immigrants from “sh**hole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations.

    Yeah it’s unfortunate our President is a Xenophobic Racist. Yeah!

    • TP

      Were you their or are you just another Trump hating left wing A hole

      • DCBlueBlood

        I’m just repeating what Speaker Ryan said … this is an International Incident!

        Our Racist in Chief has Open Mouth Insert Giant Stupid Disease!

        • Legally Blonde

          This was a closed door meeting. Who cares what was said? If countries are so offended, then they can stop asking America for money and military assistance. The money saved can go to border security. Grow a pair, wimp.

      • Legally Blonde

        I vote he’s a Trump hating left wing A hole.

    • Legally Blonde

      Ryan is a Sh!thole

  • TP

    The Democratic party is so desperate to get any traction, they make mountain out of mole hills! Where was all the outrage during the 8 years of racism perpetrated by the obaaammmma administration!
    Where is the outrage over what is taking place in Chicago, Detroit on a daily basis gang killings. Democrats are losing voters by the hundreds every weekend and Trumps alleged comments in a private meeting is the headline. Really!

  • Roy Beane

    OMG!! Have grief counselors been rushed to the scene for the Dimmocrats, the media hacks, and the rest of all those poor little snowflakes?? Stop the presses!! The sky is falling!! Call out the Army and the Marines!!!

    Trump didn’t say anything new that a lot of the public hasn’t been saying themselves anyway. Every day,
    a new day, a new “crisis” for the Democrats and the media. Nothing new. Same old song over and over and over. These people really should go try to find a LIFE, and GET OVER THEMSELVES.

    • Legally Blonde

      Pathetic isn’t it? I wish the Greatest Generation were still around to kick some ass.

    • Amber Asher

      I agree the dimwitrats should start thinking about trying to help the 500,000 displaced Legal American Citizens that are receiving no welfare and no help from Our government, instead of worrying about people who are in this Country illegally.

    • Goodforall

      This is the old deflect rule by the dems-they don’t want to deal with the pressures at hand so they totally go off on some nonsense that means absolutely nothing to anyone. And of course the lame stream press has to jump in full bore. Nothing to see here-move along.

  • landy fincannon

    Okay, there are no minutes of the meeting?

    • Carol

      President Trump needs to have every meeting with Dems and Repubs taped from now on so no one can lie about what was said!

      • landy fincannon

        I’m willing to bet they already do. Commonsense dictates it.

  • akafett

    He needs to record these meetings. And when something like this comes out, spill the truth and reveal the liars the democrats are.

    • DCBlueBlood

      You know that strategy will definitely work AGAINST Trump. LOL!

      • Legally Blonde

        Shutup Comey.

    • Living in the Times

      …and at the very least, everyone will watch what they say. I bet the Dems would wish they had never started leaking bogus info and had kept their mouths shut, lol

  • Sergeant_rock

    To begin with, it is pathetic that it was leaked out from a “closed door” meeting…

    But it was leaked by an “unethical” and obviously untrustworthy Democrat, and we all know how they despise the president and will say and do anything to discredit him…

    It is truly sad, when the president cannot make a comment (be it presidential or not) meant only for those in the immediate room without have some unethical jerk blast it to the news media…

    Mr. President; In the future, be very careful whom you have in your “closed door” meetings and chose your words more carefully when talking about these “turd” world countries, your only fueling the Dummy-crat fires…..

    • Legally Blonde

      Tape the meetings

      • Living in the Times

        Yes, that would eliminate any confusion about what was said. If he did say it…was any law broken? Have the Dems never used this descriptive language about other countries??? Can you say Demo hypocrites??????

    • Bill Jr

      Sgt. Rocket Scientists, Name Me Some Democrats That ARE Ethical or Trustworthy!….I’ll Understand If You Have To Do a Tactical Withdrawal!

      • Sergeant_rock

        Why would I have to make a withdrawal?? You apparently didn’t understand my post….
        And your sarcasm is pathetic…

  • Red

    #fakenews

  • mos effed

    If Haiti and African countries weren’t crapholes then the people from those countries wouldn’t be fleeing by the boatloads to other countries, mainly white countries. Just a fact. Deal with it liberals.

    • No Mas

      America should receive payment with exchange of land for losers program… lol
      Give us your losers, we take your land… then we return them under our laws on our new land.
      5 acres per loser please… new program!!

  • Deny

    “Trump’s comments are extremely offensive to South Africa, said Jessie Duarte, a senior official with the ruling African National Congress. “Ours is not a s**thole country. Neither is Haiti or any other country in distress,” she said.”

    If you don’t think you’re living in 3rd world country–then your brain is a sh**hole too!