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Title: Trump questions taking immigrants from 'shithole countries' -sources
Source: Trust Org.
URL Source: http://news.trust.org/item/20180112022611-rbq55
Published: Jan 12, 2018
Author: Richard Cowan and Steve Holland
Post Date: 2018-01-12 08:49:34 by IbJensen
Keywords: None
Views: 484
Comments: 50

Adds late night tweet from Trump; paragraphs 11-13)

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries," according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Trump's remarks, made in the White House, came as Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham briefed the president on a newly drafted immigration bill being touted by a bipartisan group of senators, according to the sources, who asked not to be identified.

Other government officials were present during the conversation, the sources said.

The lawmakers were describing how certain immigration programs operate, including one to give safe haven in the United States to people from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil strife.

One of the sources who was briefed on the conversation said that Trump said, "Why do we want all these people from Africa here? They're shithole countries ... We should have more people from Norway."

The second source familiar with the conversation, said Trump, who has vowed to clamp down on illegal immigration, also questioned the need for Haitians in the United States.

Many Democrats and some Republican lawmakers slammed the president for his remarks.

Republican U.S. Representative Mia Love, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, said the comments were "unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values" and called on Trump to apologize to the American people and to the countries he denigrated.

Another Republican Representative, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who was born in Cuba and whose south Florida district includes many Haitian immigrants, said: "Language like that shouldn't be heard in locker rooms and it shouldn't be heard in the White House."

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, a frequent Trump critic, said the president's comment "smacks of blatant racism, the most odious and insidious racism masquerading poorly as immigration policy."

In an apparent response to his critics, Trump took to Twitter late on Thursday night.

"The Democrats seem intent on having people and drugs pour into our country from the Southern Border, risking thousands of lives in the process," he tweeted.

"It is my duty to protect the lives and safety of all Americans. We must build a Great Wall, think Merit and end Lottery & Chain. USA!"

TPS PROGRAM

The program that was being discussed at the White House is called Temporary Protected Status.

In November, the Trump administration decided to end the status for immigrants from Haiti and Nicaragua. It gave the approximately 59,000 Haitian immigrants who had been granted the status until July 2019 to return home or legalize their presence in the United States. Nicaraguans were given until January 2019.

This week, Trump moved to end the status for immigrants from El Salvador, which could result in 200,000 Salvadorans legally in the United States being deported, beginning in September of next year.

The bipartisan Senate plan would attempt to maintain TPS in return for ending or changing a "diversity" lottery program that has been aimed at allowing up to 50,000 people a year from countries with few emigres to the United States.

Asked about Trump's comments, White House spokesman Raj Shah said: "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people."

"Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation," Shah said.

Another source familiar with the meeting said Trump was questioning why the United States should take in unskilled laborers from the countries under discussion and should instead welcome immigrants from nations that can offer skilled workers.


Poster Comment:

America needs more illiterate, unsanitary immigrants.

Apparently the fake news sources fail to realize that they're helping our President whose phony remarks hit the target with those who are anti-immigrant.

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#1. To: IbJensen (#0)

Trump continues to deny.

Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-01-12   9:13:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: IbJensen (#0) (Edited)

We should have more people from Norway.

I was in the army with a Norway immigrant. He was one of the finest all around men I have known in my life. 100,000 more like him would be a blessing upon this country.

rlk  posted on  2018-01-12   11:58:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: IbJensen (#0)

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries," according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Say it again

Louder

rlk  posted on  2018-01-12   12:11:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: IbJensen (#0)

Thanks to liberals

We're a shiT hole counTry

For The mosT parT

Love
boris

If you ... don't use exclamation points --- you should't be typeing ! Commas - semicolons - question marks are for girlie boys !

BorisY  posted on  2018-01-12   12:11:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: BorisY (#4)

Don't forget to wear your shit-kickers, Banjo Boy.

Fred Mertz  posted on  2018-01-12   15:25:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Fred Mertz (#5)

You can bet Trump's maids and lawn boys are from shit hole countries, but his barber? Well, that’s a whole different enchilada.

Tomorrow he’ll be apologizing to those shithole countries, and then proceed to sell them more arms.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2018-01-12   15:30:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Fred Mertz (#5) (Edited)

Banjo Boy.

hondo68  posted on  2018-01-12   15:58:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: hondo68 (#7)

I was thinking Banjo Boy from Deliverance.

Fred Mertz  posted on  2018-01-12   16:04:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Fred Mertz, Banjo, BorisY (#8)

I was thinking Banjo Boy from Deliverance.

He's all growed up now, and is a big fat LOP, Banjo BorisY!

hondo68  posted on  2018-01-12   16:12:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: IbJensen (#0)

Another source familiar with the meeting said Trump was questioning why the United States should take in unskilled laborers from the countries under discussion and should instead welcome immigrants from nations that can offer skilled workers.

Why do people immigrate, particularly the unskilled? It is because there is nothing for them in their country. Trump forgets Haitian immigrants exist because of a massive earthquake, if he wants to say it is time to go home, then surely he could have just said that without denigrating the nations. trump obviously has great difficulty dealing with poverty

paraclete  posted on  2018-01-12   16:24:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: paraclete (#10)

It is because there is nothing for them in their country.

These 'immigrants' should stay where they are! Dig in for a change and help the nations that spawned them! Where in the hell can we go if a catastrophe hits? Go to Haiti? Or go to some other nation that we had nothing to do with its impoverishment.

As far as the unskilled is concerned, America has far enough of them sucking the tits of the bankrupt treasury. Too bad Lincoln's secretary of the interior, Seward, didn't get the freed slaves returned to Africa.

Liberals are like Slinkys. They're good for nothing, but somehow they bring a smile to your face as you shove them down the stairs.

IbJensen  posted on  2018-01-12   16:40:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: IbJensen (#11) (Edited)

Too bad Lincoln's secretary of the interior, Seward, didn't get the freed slaves returned to Africa.

I think that solution was tried, it is called Liberia, one of those nations Trump was referring to. Do you think Africa wanted them back, it sold them in the first place. Look if the US wanted to help Haiti it could have done so long ago, instead of pouring industry into China it could have poured it into Haiti. What about its own Porto Rica, that should not be a poverty stricken shit hole part of the US, but it is.

Trump and america is only interested in enriching themselves at the expense of everyone else. We don't mind america being rich as long as some of their largesse flows outward, but the US has been conducting a beggar my neighbour policy for a long time under the guise of competition

paraclete  posted on  2018-01-12   18:11:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: paraclete (#12)

" Trump and america is only interested in enriching themselves at the expense of everyone else. "

If that were true, which it is not, the US would not be spending billions, and billions of dollars on foreign aid in all of those shit hole countries, nor shipping all of our industry to other nations, and we would not be allowing the people of all those shit hole countries into our nation, and then spending billions & billions on all the food, clothing, housing, and medical care on them. Wise up !!!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

Stoner  posted on  2018-01-13   11:36:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: paraclete (#10)

Why do people immigrate, particularly the unskilled? It is because there is nothing for them in their country.

That's not our problem (as Americans)... and since you aren't American, I take offense at your very liberal tendency to suggest other people make YOU feel better at their expense.

Let U.K. feed the shitholeians.

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-01-13   11:43:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: Fred Mertz (#5)

BaTh house Towell shiT house boy

Foff
boris

If you ... don't use exclamation points --- you should't be typeing ! Commas - semicolons - question marks are for girlie boys !

BorisY  posted on  2018-01-13   11:57:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#16. To: BorisY (#15)

Foff
boris

You are showing your true colours, boris. Where has the love gone?

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-13   12:02:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#17. To: buckeroo (#16)

PosT apocalypse you can'T be saved

No more love

Boris

If you ... don't use exclamation points --- you should't be typeing ! Commas - semicolons - question marks are for girlie boys !

BorisY  posted on  2018-01-13   12:07:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#18. To: BorisY (#17)

No more love

boris, boris, boris .... do we have to tie you down on a stainless steel gurney to get the truth out of you by injecting 200 ML of traumatizing Thorazine?

We need to know what made you change your behaviour. Certainly, even in your own dumb-downed mental state of being you can reflect that you owe the LF channel the truth.

Just so you know, we are here to help you overcome your otherwise insanity manifestations.

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-13   12:17:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#19. To: buckeroo (#18)

Just so you know, we are here to help you overcome your otherwise insanity manifestations.

Pass boris the bong and then he'll mellow out. At least it worked in the past.

Fred Mertz  posted on  2018-01-13   12:24:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#20. To: Fred Mertz (#19)

boris has changed his previous "love" signature to, "foff" and he performed the transformation with you, Fred.

He is on a rampage, in other words, and is no longer stable or can be contained or quarantined even for the good of his own self.

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-13   12:31:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#21. To: Fred Mertz, buckeroo, dozin n droolin, Thorazine (#19)

Boris' nuthouse adventure.

hondo68  posted on  2018-01-13   12:36:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#22. To: Stoner (#13)

Wise up !!!

I did long ago. I became wise to the ploys of the americans who use foreign aid to hook other nations into their sphere of influence, and who benefits from aid that can only be spent in the donor country or comes with america advisors

paraclete  posted on  2018-01-13   17:25:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#23. To: paraclete (#22)

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight !!!

LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

Stoner  posted on  2018-01-13   18:35:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#24. To: Stoner, paraclete (#23)

paraclete drives a good point. And you think it is phunney. Do you have any critical thinking skills other than commentary silly, "LOL?"

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-13   18:43:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#25. To: buckeroo (#24)

paraclete

Is a non American shitbird like you. 3rd world citizens don't have any "good points" when discussing American issues.

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-01-13   18:51:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#26. To: GrandIsland (#25)

Of course, you will NEVER explain yourself. You seem to glide upon the US government slicke shit, taking advantage of taxpayer dollars required to fund your do-nothing ass.

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-13   18:57:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#27. To: buckeroo (#18)

We're aT The ending of The end

No more 2nd chances

Tough shiT

Foff
boris

If you ... don't use exclamation points --- you should't be typeing ! Commas - semicolons - question marks are for girlie boys !

BorisY  posted on  2018-01-13   18:58:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#28. To: buckeroo (#26)

I explained quite well. Nobody gives a shit what a U.K. or smelly south of the border beaner has to say about American issues.

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-01-13   19:06:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#29. To: GrandIsland (#28)

What makes you think so? Just because you suck Trump's private parts every tyme you have an opportunity to post on an Internet fringe chit-chat channel?

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-13   19:12:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#30. To: buckeroo (#29)

What makes you think so?

I'll tell you "what makes me think so".

Because I'm AMERICAN. I have a right to voice my opinion. You and that English fag AREN'T Americans... so STFU.

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-01-13   19:18:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#31. To: GrandIsland (#30)

Because I'm AMERICAN.

So phuckin' Big Deal. Who cares?

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-13   19:21:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#32. To: GrandIsland, buckeroo, paraclete, *Border Invasion* (#25)

non American shitbird like you. 3rd world citizens don't have any "good points"

Amnesty for Trump's DACA Shithole Dreamers will Make America Great Again!

/s

DACA Shithole Dreamers - Make America Great Again?

hondo68  posted on  2018-01-13   19:26:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#33. To: buckeroo (#31)

So phuckin' Big Deal. Who cares?

That's the message I'm trying to convey to your dumb ass... non American opinions regarding American issues, are not cared about.

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-01-13   20:13:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#34. To: hondo68 (#32)

Watch Trump work the deal. We will get a big beautiful WALL... the snowflakes will get a watered down DACA program. You of all people, should know a politician can't get his way every time... your hero, Ron Paultard, got his way... ONCE? One bill signed in his whole career.

Haaaaaa

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-01-13   20:17:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#35. To: GrandIsland (#33)

You claim to be an "AMERICAN" as though it is a singular excuse for your silly understanding for the world about you, your family, friends and profession.

Where's the beef? BFD, so far, with your continuous cockamamie BS.

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-13   20:18:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#36. To: buckeroo (#35)

You claim to be an "AMERICAN" as though it is a singular excuse for your silly understanding for the world about you,

When you leave this great republic, and piss on that republic, like you did, we can all understand WHY being American and Trumps presidential theme of AMERICA FIRST, would be silly to you.

You are a worthless shitbag... fitting you live in a jungle with the beaners.

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-01-13   20:22:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#37. To: GrandIsland (#36)

... this great republic ...

What's so GREAT about this "great republic," other than your government pension and the fact that you did nothing throughout life to defend it?

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-13   20:31:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#38. To: buckeroo (#37)

Negative, ass clown. I defended this country hundreds of times when I'd scoop up one of your beaner peers and turned the brown shatbag over for deportation. Many many times I've protected my republic against invasion, prior to 9/11.

What have you done, besides abandon my republic?

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-01-13   20:44:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#39. To: GrandIsland (#38)

Trump's comments about "shit-hole" countries included the USA because of god-damned socialists such as yourself.

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-13   21:28:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#40. To: GrandIsland (#25)

3rd world citizens don't have any "good points" when discussing American issues.

Just for the record, I am not from the third world, or the second world, I am from the first world and from a pre-eminent country. Look at our achievements and you will see our democracy actually works, our medical and heath care are first class, our economy thrives, we have no global warming, no immigration problem and an idiot like Trump could not become the leader here

paraclete  posted on  2018-01-14   1:36:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  



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