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Clinton blasts 'Trump's ignorant, racist views'

The Hill logo The Hill 1/12/2018 Max Greenwood
Hillary Clinton posing for the camera © Provided by The Hill Hillary Clinton blasted President Trump's "ignorant, racist views" on Friday, after media reports surfaced that the president decried immigration from "shithole countries," like Haiti.

In a tweet, Clinton denounced Trump's remarks, which were reportedly 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, 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.

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.


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