Donald Trump shocked lawmakers in an Oval Office meeting today when he referred to Haiti and African nations as “sh-thole countries,” the Washington Post reports:
“Why are we having all these people from sh-thole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday.
The comments left lawmakers taken aback, according to people familiar with their reactions. Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) proposed cutting the visa lottery program by 50 percent and prioritizing countries already in the system, a White House official said.
There was no immediate comment from the White House on the report.