Trump Responds to 'S**thole Countries' Controversy, Says It Was 'Made up by Dems'

| JAN 12, 2018 | 4:11 PM

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On Thursday, a report in The Washington Post alleged 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.

“Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here?” 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 the reaction on social media.

A reporter based out of Africa tweeted:

Hollywood's George Takei had his take:

Fox News's Tomi Lahren dropped this tweet:

Former SEAL Team Six Member Robert O'Neill jumped in, too:

Then, President Trump took to Twitter to respond to the allegations. According to the commander in chief, he did use “tough” language but not the language The Washington Post described:

Trump tweeted:

So far, The Washington Post has yet to respond to Trump's remarks about the headline-grabbing story.

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