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White House must apologize for Trump’s degrading comments

12 January 2018 15:19

Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen has condemned US President Donald Trump over his degrading comments about immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and certain African countries, calling Trump’s words “completely inappropriate.”

Using the most condescending and undiplomatic language imaginable, Trump reportedly asked during a White House meeting on Thursday why “people from shithole countries come to” the United States.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to The Washington Post.

Paulsen demanded on Thursday night the White House issue an apology regarding Trump’s racial slur, and censured the president for making “denigrating statement” about other countries.

“It is completely inappropriate for the President to refer to other countries in the manner in which he reportedly did, especially given the circumstances and disasters that led many TPS immigrants to seek refuge and shelter in the US,” Paulsen tweeted.

“I hope the White House apologizes for these degrading comments and focuses on working towards a solution for those from TPS countries rather than making denigrating statements,” he added.

Fellow Republican Representative Mia Love also slammed Trump’s “unkind, divisive” remarks.

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