Politics Hatch wants 'detailed explanation' on Trump's 's---hole' comments

03:32  12 january  2018
03:32  12 january  2018 Source:   The Hill

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Orrin Hatch smiling for the camera © Provided by The Hill Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Thursday night that he wanted a "detailed explanation" from the White House about President Trump's reported comments about accepting immigrants from "shithole countries."

"I look forward to getting a more detailed explanation regarding the President's comments. Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin," Hatch said in a tweet from his office.

Hatch is the senior most Republican to call on Trump to explain his comments from an Oval Office meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing protections for immigrants from several countries, which were first reported by The Washington Post and confirmed by multiple other outlets.

Trump reportedly referred to immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from "shithole countries," suggesting that the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries such as Norway.

Trump met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday.

In a series of tweets, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) also called for the White House to clarify Trump's comments, writing that "under no circumstances is it acceptable to degrade, denigrate, or dehumanize" those given temporary protected status (TPS).

Lawmakers rail against Trump after 's---hole' comment

  Lawmakers rail against Trump after 's---hole' comment President Trump faced bipartisan criticism on Thursday after The Washington Post reported that the president referred to Haiti and several African nations as "shithole" countries during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers. During the meeting, the president reportedly questioned why the U.S. continues to accept so many immigrants from "shithole" nations such as Haiti and some African countries."Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said, according to multiple people briefed on the meeting.

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