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Report: Trump argued U.S. shouldn't take people from "shithole countries"

Donald Trump.
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In an Oval Office meeting on immigration with Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsay Graham on Thursday, President Trump argued against restoring protections for people who arrived in the U.S. from El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries, the Washington Post's Josh Dawsey reports:

Quote"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries coming here?"
— President Trump

The White House provided a response to Dawsey clarifying Trump's position. It did not include a denial.