"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"
Trump also reportedly asked the USA intelligence analyst where "her people" were from during the White House briefing.
Amid the backlash to President Donald Trump reportedly referring to countries in Africa and Central America as "shithole countries", NBC News reports that the president made remarks about the race and ethnicity of at least one United States official.
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Citing two officials with direct knowledge of the exchange, NBC said the president asked the analyst where she was from, to which she said New York City.
Trump then asked an adviser in the room why the "pretty Korean lady" wasn't negotiating with North Korea, suggesting that her ethnicity should guide her career path.
President Donald Trump, who recently drew the ire of not only Americans but was slammed internationally after calling nations from Africa, as well as Latin American nations like Haiti and El Salvador, "shithole countries", had earlier made a racist and sexist remark to a USA intelligence agent at the White House.
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Trump defended himself in a tweet on Friday, claiming that he did not say "anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".
He wanted to know where "your people" are from, according to the officials, who spoke off the record due to the nature of the internal discussions. "Never said 'take them out'". His call on Thursday for fewer immigrants from Haiti and Africa and more from Norway was just his latest thought in a long train.
Following a Trump's speech to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. journalist April Ryan, of American Urban Radio, accused him of racism, calling out, "Mr. President, are you a racist?" Haiti's ambassador to the U.S. said he and his government "vehemently condemn [ed]" the remark.
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