Donald Trump denies using word 'shithole', Democratic senator disagrees

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Jan 13 2018 18:15

On Friday, United States President Donald Trump said that he did not use the word 'shithole' for Haiti and African countries during a White House meeting on immigration and said that he had only used “tough” language.

“Why do we have all these people from shithole countries coming here?” Trump said this during a discussion on a legislation to grant citizenship to undocumented people brought to the United States as children.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was present at the meet, said that the president repeatedly used the term “shithole” during discussions, and said, “things that were hate-filled, vile and racist”.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was present at the meet, said the president repeatedly used the term “s***hole” during discussions and said, “things that were hate-filled, vile and racist”.

“President Trump may speak as the President of the United States, but he doesn’t speak presidentially or for the United States,” Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthy, a Democrat, tweeted.