Trump's Immigration Slur Angers House Democrats

January 12, 2018
Updated 1mo ago

One Democratic lawmaker says that Republicans need to loudly denounce the disparaging remarks President Donald Trump allegedly made about Haiti and African countries.

“They should own up the president’s language,” Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) told Cheddar. “This is an American issue, to have the executive of our great nation speak in those terms…We must be reassured that they themselves do not feel in those same terms.”

The comments come after reports the president referred to countries such as Haiti and El Salvador “shitholes” during a briefing on immigration laws and DACA policies. While Trump denied he used that specific word, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) confirmed the allegations.

Some Republicans, notably Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), who’s of Haitian descent, have called out the president for the comments and have requested an apology.

Espaillat says Trump’s alleged remarks are in line with his previous behavior.

“When he says good things about the folks that ran over people in Charlottesville, Virginia, and when he panders to the radical right white supremacist of America, he has now become them.”

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