12 Jan '18, 2pm

#Botswana govt summons US ambassador to complain #Trump's alleged “s***hole countries” remark #ShitHole https://t.co/pWieI3slsP…

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump tweeted a denial on Friday (Jan 12) after he was quoted as describing African and other states as "s* ** hole countries", amid an international furore over the remarks. Mr Trump, who reportedly made the comment during a meeting with legislators on Thursday on immigration reform, drew charges of racism and a complaint from the southern African republic of Botswana. "Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?" Mr Trump said, people briefed on the meeting told The Washington Post. The New York Times later reported the same comment, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the meeting. "The language used by me at the Daca meeting was tough, but this was not the language used," Trump tweeted early Friday. The reference was to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme, which shields f...

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