Trump Responds to 'S**thole Countries' Controversy, Says It Was 'Made up by Dems'
On Thursday, a report in The Washington PostÂ allegedÂ President Donald Trump made disparaging comments about immigrants from developing countries.The report read, in part:President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.âWhy are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here?â Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday.The Washington Post's scoop created quite theÂ reaction on social media.A reporter based out of Africa tweeted:Gotta get some new business cards. ABC #shithole correspondent. pic.twitter.com/pkEOz7Lsinâ Sally Sara (@sallyjsara) January 12, 2018Hollywood's George Takei had his take:Are you angry about Trumpâs racism and embarrassed by him at every turn? Channel that into a VOTE this November. Nobody gets to complain if they didnât help get this shithole president out.â George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 12, 2018Fox News's Tomi Lahren dropped this tweet:If they arenât shithole countries, why donât their citizens stay there? Letâs be honest. Call it like it is.â Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 12, 2018Former SEAL Team Six Member Robert O'Neill jumped in, too:When I was growing up my mother said my bedroom was a shithole. Who knew she was racist?â Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) January 12, 2018Then, President Trump took to Twitter to respond to the allegations.