Trump denies saying 'anything derogatory' about Haitians

2018-01-12 20:01

Washington – US President Donald Trump on Friday denied making "derogatory" comments about the people of Haiti, one of several places he was quoted as describing as "shithole countries" in remarks that triggered international outrage.

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country," tweeted the president, who reportedly made the comment during a meeting with legislators on immigration reform.

"Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!" he said.

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