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Trump denies calling countries a “shithole” in Oval Office meeting

President Trump refuted a Washington Post report that claimed he referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as “shithole countries."

The backdrop: The stunning comments were reportedly made during an Oval Office meeting on immigration, where Trump argued against restoring protections for people who arrived in the U.S. from those countries. The White House later put out a response to the Post report clarifying Trump's position, without denying that he made that comment.

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