As he rejected a bipartisan compromise to resolve the standoff over so-called Dreamers, President Trump asked participants in an Oval Office meeting Thursday why the United States should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, according to two people briefed on the meeting.
“What do we want Haitians here for?” the president asked, according to the people briefed. “Why do we want all these people from Africa here? Why do we want all these people from shithole countries?”
The president added: “We should have people from places like Norway.”
It’s how real Americans, the ones who are sick and tired of an immigration system that allows terrorist killers into our county, talk.
The White House issued a statement saying President Trump would “always fight for the American people.”
The President’s comments were in keeping with his long-standing position that the United States should shift its immigration policy away from poorer, developing countries, and instead focus on carefully selecting educated immigrants.
Trump’s statement was met with quick condemnation by Leftists, including the Los Angeles Times.