Liberals are fuming today after President Donald Trump allegedly had an outburst inside the Oval Office in which he called out immigrants from certain nations.
“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Trump said, reportedly referring to Haitians and citizens of various African nations. This was reportedly confirmed by two people who were briefed on the meeting.
Daily Mail reported that Trump was frustrated with America’s continued responsibility for immigrants fleeing Third World natural disasters, and the U.S. repeatedly having to shoulder this burden. He thinks that the U.S. should instead seek to assimilate people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met with a day earlier.
The outburst reportedly occurred at the private Oval Office meeting as Democratic senator Dick Durbin outlined a bipartisan immigration deal put together by six senators which they took to Trump for backing. Dick Durbin, the Democratic senator who is minority whip, was presenting his proposal in which the visa lottery system, which Trump despises, would be ended in return for “temporary protected status,” known as TPS, resuming for El Salvador and Haiti.
As Durbin went through a list of countries which would gain TPS under the deal, Trump had the outburst when he reached Haiti. The White House released a statement on immigration policy Thursday afternoon, and they did not seem to deny there story’s accuracy.
“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” deputy press secretary Raj Shah said in the statement. “The President will only accept an immigration deal that adequately addresses the visa lottery system and chain migration – two programs that hurt our economy and allow terrorists into our country.”
“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,” Shah added. “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.”
Liberals are of course furious with this, as they can’t understand why anyone would put America first. Though Trump may have said it in a crass way, we’re glad to see that he is continuing to put the U.S. and the American people first.
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