US President Donald Trump on January 11, 2018 in Washington
US President Donald Trump won a meeting with parliamentarians at the White House on immigration calling, according to the Washington Post, several African nations and Haiti „shitty country“.
The Republican billionaire received several senators in the Oval Office, including Republican Lindsey Graham and Democrat Richard Durbin, to discuss a bipartisan project to limit family reunification and restrict access to the lottery for the green card. In exchange, the agreement would prevent the expulsion of thousands of young people, often children in the United States.
„Why are all these shitty people coming here?“ Asked President Trump during the talks, according to the newspaper, which quotes several anonymous sources.
According to them, the businessman who became president was referring to African countries as well as to Haiti and El Salvador, explaining that the United States should rather welcome nationals of Norway, whom he met with the Prime Minister. the day before.
„Why do we need more Haitians?“, The newspaper reportedly asked the president.
For its part, the New York Times, which also quotes the same words of the president, citing unidentified participants at the meeting, reported last June that Donald Trump had assured at another meeting on immigration that Haitians „all have AIDS“. The White House had denied.
Still from the same source, the senators present were disconcerted by these remarks.
– ‚racist‘ president –
Member of Congress, the Democrat Luis Gutierrez responded by stating: „We are now saying with 100% certainty that the president is a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution.“
His Republican colleague Mia Love, of Haitian descent, judged for her part „derogatory“ and „cleavants“ the presidential remarks and apologized.
„This attitude is unacceptable on the part of the leader of our nation,“ she said in a statement.
The White House did not deny that the American president made those remarks.
„Some politicians in Washington choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,“ a spokesman for the executive Raj Shah said in a statement.
„Like other nations with merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for lasting solutions that strengthen our country by welcoming those who contribute to our society, grow our economy, and assimilate to our great nation,“ he said. he continued.
The parliamentarians were present to discuss the discussions between the leaders of the two parties to frame the fate of „Dreamers“, the young beneficiaries of the program called Daca (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival), inherited from the Barack Obama administration.
Negotiations are difficult between the White House and parliamentarians on this project.
In September, President Trump repealed the program that allowed 690,000 young people, who entered the United States illegally as children, to work and study legally while protecting them from deportation. He gave until March 5 to the Congress to find a compromise.