An excerpt from the LA Sentinel
By Kimberlee Buck, Staff Writer
Earlier last week, president Trump referred to Haiti and other African countries as “s***hole countries” during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office. The comment came during a discussion on protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal.
During the meeting, Trump went on to suggest that the United States, should instead bring more people from countries like Norway and Asian countries because he felt those countries could contribute economically to the United States. The president proceeded to single out Haiti telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal.
“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them out.”