Jan 11, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Lawmakers respond to Trump's "shithole countries" remark

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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Thursday afternoon, President Trump reportedly asked in a meeting: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries coming here?"

There was immediate reaction on Capitol Hill: Sen. Orrin Hatch said he looks forward "to getting a more detailed explanation" on the comments; Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said Trump "is a bad person;" Congresswoman Mia Love, who is Haitian-American, called on Trump to "apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned."

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