DBowling wrote:RickD wrote:
Anyone have a video or an article with what Trump supposedly said? I still can't find what this is about.
From Fox News
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/12/c ... ation-deal“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Trump said in a bipartisan meeting, according to multiple people in the room. The statement was confirmed by Fox News.
The Washington Post reported that he singled out Haitians, asking: “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out."
More detail from CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/politics/ ... index.htmlOnce the meeting got underway, it was clear Trump wasn't in the mood to entertain the plan being offered by Durbin and Graham, which would have increased border security funding, allowed for a 10- to 12-year path to citizenship for some young undocumented immigrants and provided protections for individuals with Temporary Protected Status from countries such as El Salvador and Haiti.
It was that final provision that prompted Trump's vulgarity. Asking why the US needs more Haitians, he pushed to "take them out" of the deal. And in a separate part of the conversation about the diversity visa lottery, Trump referred to people coming from Africa as coming from "s***hole countries."
In the moments after he made the insulting remarks, Trump's advisers and allies looked at one another with concern, according to a White House official. There was little chance the sentiments he expressed, or the foul language he used to express them, would remain private for long.
So again, Assuming he actually said what they claim, really what's the big deal? Am I the only one who expects Trump to put his foot in his mouth?
Seriously, political correctness isn't this President's strong suit.