White House responded to Trump’s “shithole” comment with a Tantrum
White House just responded to Trump’s shithole comment about the immigrants. White House did not deny that Trump referred to some immigrants as coming from shithole countries, during the oval office meet on immigration.
White House spokesperson Raj Shah said in a statement “Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” .
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Trump grew frustrated when lawmakers proposed retiring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal.
Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.”
The meeting was called amid contentious talks over immigration, including a possible solution for young immigrants who benefit from the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Part of the discussion involves restoring protections for countries removed from the Temporary Protected Status program in exchange for border wall funding.
“He will always reject temporary, weak and dangerous stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway,” Shah said of Trump.