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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 18: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Ronald Reagan Building December 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. The president was expected to outline a new strategy for U.S. foreign policy through the release of the periodic National Security Strategy, a document that aims to outline major national security concerns and the administration's plans to deal with them. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is a racist. Yesterday, The Washington Post issued a bombshell report that during a meeting over the future of DACA with Congressional leaders, Trump purportedly made disparagingly racist remarks about immigrants from predominantly-black countries. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here,” the president allegedly asked. “Why do we need more Haitians,” he also asked, according to people who were privy to the meeting. “Take them out.”

Trump denies he used such bigoted language, tweeting early this morning: “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!”

The president later added, “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”

The White House has not disputed the events, stating: “Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” spokesman Raj Shah said. “. . . Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.”

Another unnamed White House, official actually defended the president’s remarks, telling CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, “The President’s ‘shithole’ remark is being received much differently inside of the White House than it is outside of it. Though this might enrage Washington, staffers predict the comment will resonate with his base, much like his attacks on NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem did not alienate it.”

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who attended the White House meeting, confirmed the report on MSNBC: “BREAKING: Democrat Sen. Durbin, who was in meeting with Pres. Trump: “He said these hate-filled things.”

The Haitian government rightfully slammed Trump in a statement. “These insulting and reprehensible statements in no way reflect the virtues of wisdom, restraint and discernment that must be cultivated by any high political authority.” Such a racist mindset “reflects a totally erroneous and racist view of the Haitian community and its contribution to the United States.”

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