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Hillary Clinton Slams ‘Ignorant Racist’ Trump For His Revolting ‘Shithole’ Comments

Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump’s “ignorant, racist views” on Friday, after media reports surfaced that Trump decried immigration from “shithole countries,” like Haiti and El Salvador.

In a tweet, Clinton denounced Trump’s remarks, which were made in a private meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, saying that Friday should be a day of remembrance for the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Instead, she said, the country has been subjected to Trump’s ire.

The tweet from Clinton, who fought bitterly with Trump in the 2016 presidential race and won the popular vote by over 3 million votes, came after reports surfaced that Trump demanded to know why the U.S. admits immigrants from “shithole countries,” like Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.

During the meeting in the Oval Office, where senators gathered to talk about a possible bipartisan immigration deal, Trump began to discuss immigration from African nations and questioned why the U.S. is “having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

Trump also made derogatory comments about Haiti when the senators were discussing temporary protected status programs.

Trump denied in a pair of tweets on Friday that he made the comment, but referred to Haiti as a “very poor and troubled country.”

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti devastated the country. The U.S. granted temporary protected status (TPS) to Haitians after the earthquake. The Trump administration moved in November to end that program.

Nicole James
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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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