Friday morning President Trump denied the allegations he said ‘sh**hole nations’ about Haiti, El Salvador and various African countries.
The sources who leaked the alleged quote were two people who were briefed on a meeting that members of Congress had with the president. So they weren’t even in the meeting themselves.
The Washington Post published a report on Thursday that during the immigration meeting President Trump suggested the U.S. “should block immigrants from ‘s***hole’ countries like Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations,” the Daily Wire reports.
Every news outlet on the planet decided to run with this unverified story. Now Trump is speaking out:
The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018