White House Denies Report That Trump Made Offensive Remarks About Immigrants

Kristopher Drake
December 24, 2017

"It's both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous "sources".

President Donald Trump reportedly said 15,000 Haitians who received United States visas "all have AIDS" and 40,000 Nigerians would never "go back to their huts" after seeing the US.

According to the Times report, Kelly and Miller became frustrated with Tillerson, blaming the secretary of state for the flow of people from overseas.

The Times said its report came from more than three dozen interviews, but at the same time, noted that several other people at the meeting told them they did not recall Trump using the words.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, denied on Saturday morning that Mr. Trump had made derogatory statements about immigrants during the meeting.

They said that on the day in question, Trump stormed into the Oval Office clutching "sheets of papers" which revealed how many immigrants had been allowed into the U.S. since he took office.

As the year comes to a close, Americans have been given more evidence of the racist and hateful nature of President Donald Trump.


As the meeting continued, John F. Kelly, then the secretary of homeland security, and Rex W. Tillerson, the secretary of state, tried to interject, explaining that many were short-term travelers making one-time visits.

But as the debate progressed, Kelly and Stephen Miller, Trump's domestic policy adviser, reportedly began blaming Tillerson for the flood of foreigners.

The Times report said Trump has long held contempt for immigrants, which is likely a surprise to few.

According the sources, when Trump learned 15,000 people from Haiti had been granted USA visas, he remarked: "They all have AIDS".

The denial came in response to explosive reporting from the New York Times, which wrote that, according to two unnamed officials, Trump said during a meeting in June that people coming from Haiti "all have AIDS", that recent Nigerian immigrants would never "go back to their huts" in Africa and that Afghanistan is a terrorist haven.

Mr. Trump has made tightening immigration a key platform of his campaign and presidency.

It, however, denied that Trump used the words "AIDS" or "huts" in referring to people from any country.

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