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President Donald Trump raised eyebrows Thursday, shaking up the immigration conversation with a reported reference to people coming to the United States from “s**t-hole countries.”
He caught the attention of former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, who responded via Twitter:
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 11, 2018
And while Clinton was far from alone in her assessment that President Trump's comments may have crossed a line, some felt that perhaps mentioning Haiti was in poor taste:
You're one to talk about being kind to Haiti. Ask your parents how much money they made through the corrupt Clinton Foundation at the expense of the Haitian people.
— Tom Brennan (@TomBrennanNY) January 11, 2018
Didn't they pay for your wedding too
— Lucette Imamovic (@LucetteImamovic) January 12, 2018
— Todd Mirkin (@TMirkin) January 12, 2018
Yep, ask the people of Haiti what they think of your parents Chelsea. Not sure I would be opening my mouth on this or anything else if I were you.
— Troy Byers (@shortfusecle) January 12, 2018
Uhh... not sure you're the person best qualified to talk about Haiti, Chelsea. *If* Haiti is a shithole country, it's because your parents helped dig that hole. https://t.co/weMEjpPdfC
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) January 12, 2018
Many Clinton critics believe the Clinton Foundation funneled money away from earthquake relief in Haiti, eventually using the funds to pay for Chelsea's wedding. However, PolitiFact rated the claim as false.
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