WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used profane language to disparage African nations in a meeting with lawmakers about a proposed bipartisan deal on immigration.
That’s according to two people briefed on an Oval Office meeting held Thursday.
Trump made the remark after Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin told Trump that under the proposal, a lottery for visas would be ended. Durbin said that in exchange, people from African countries that have benefited from that lottery would be given other access to visas.
The people say Trump questioned why the U.S. would want to admit more people from “shithole countries.” They say Trump said the U.S. should allow more immigrants from places like Norway.
The two people spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly discuss the Oval Office meeting.