Updated 1:12 p.m. ET President Trump is denying reports, from NPR and other news outlets, that in a Thursday meeting at the White House, he disparaged African nations as "shithole countries" and questioned why the United States would admit immigrants from them and other nations, like Haiti. Trump told lawmakers that the U.S. should instead seek out more immigrants from countries like Norway. A White House statement issued Thursday notably did not deny that Trump used the vulgarity to refer to African countries, but on Friday morning, Trump shifted gears. "This was not the language used," Trump said in a tweet. Trump then denied he said "anything derogatory" about Haitians or Haiti except that it's a "very poor and troubled country." But, in addition to...
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Trump Denies Using Vulgar Slur; Top Democrat Says He Said It