Trump Wants Fewer Immigrants From ‘Sh*thole’ Countries, More Norwegians

When lawmakers presented to President Trump on Thursday the idea of restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as part of a bipartisan immigration bill, the president reportedly replied: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” According to The Washington Post, based on two people briefed on the president’s meeting with lawmakers, the president then suggested the U.S. should admit more immigrants from places like Norway. In a statement, the White House did not deny Trump ever called those countries “shitholes,” instead saying: “Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people.” The New York Times later reported that Trump asked that Haitians be left out of any proposal: “Why do we want people from Haiti here?”