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‘Your mouth is the foulest shithole in the world’: Trump’s comments light fire and ire from officials

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President Donald Trump.
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  • President Donald Trump’s comments about the US
    usurpation immigrants from “shithole countries” sparked an
    conflict in Congress and from other former officials.
  • The Washington Post, which first reported on his
    comments, mount by their reporting.

President Donald Trump’s off-the-cuff comments via his
presidency have notoriously angry lawmakers in the past, and
his difference during a new White
House assembly on because the US should accept immigrants from
“shithole countries” seem to continue this trend.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come
here?” Trump said, according to a Washington Post
report that cited two sources who were briefed on the

Trump’s comments, which come amid negotiations with bipartisan
lawmakers over the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals (DACA) program, unleashed a flurry of critique from
stream and former supervision officials. The countries he
referenced in his remarks were reportedly Haiti, El Salvador, and
countless African nations.

“The President’ [sic] comments are unkind, divisive, elitist, and
fly in the face of the nation’s values,” Republican Rep. Mia Love
of Utah, whose family hails from Haiti, said in a statement. “My
relatives came from one of those countries, but proudly took an
promise of devotion to the United States, and took on the
responsibilities of all that being a citizen comes with.”

“They never took a thing from the sovereign government,” Love
continued. “They worked hard, paid taxes, and rose from nothing
to take caring of and yield opportunities for their children.”

“I’ve pronounced it before, and I’ll contend it again: Donald Trump is a
racist,” Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona tweeted. “Bigotry should have
no place at the White House.”

“The boss job #Haiti a ‘shithole country’ ignores the
contributions thousands of Haitians have done to the #SoFla
village and nation,” Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said
in a tweet. “Language like that
shouldn’t be listened in locker bedrooms and it shouldn’t be listened in
the White House.”

“It is not a shithole,” Democratic Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New
York, who recently done a congressional revisit to Haiti,
reportedly said. “It’s a very unapproachable people.
People who are trying to make ends meet. People who are trying to
refurbish their nation.”

Trump also riled diplomats.

“.@realDonaldTrump. your mouth is the foulest shithole in the
world,” former President of Mexico Vicente Fox Quesada pronounced on
Twitter. “With what authority
do you broadcast who’s acquire in America and who’s not. America’s
mass is built on diversity, or have you lost your
immigrant background, Donald?”

“Miserably extremist comments from a disastrously ignorant person in
support of mindlessly vicious policies,” former US envoy to
the United Nations Samantha Power tweeted.

A White House central tried mitigating the fallout after Trump’s
comments were published from The Post’s report, but did not deny
he had done the comments: “Like other nations that have
merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for
permanent solutions that make the country stronger by welcoming
those who can minister to the society, grow the economy and
cushion into the good nation,” Raj Shah, a emissary White House
press secretary, pronounced in a matter to The Post.

“He will always reject temporary, diseased and dangerous stopgap
measures that bluster the lives of overworked Americans, and
undercut immigrants who find a better life in the United States
by a authorised pathway,” Shah continued.

The Post’s executive editor, Marty Baron, stood by his
newspaper’s stating of the scurrilous comments: “When the
boss says it, we’ll use it verbatim,” Baron pronounced in The Washingtonian. “That’s our
policy. We discussed it, quickly, but there was no debate.”

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