They "All Have AIDS": Trump Reportedly Raged at Advisers About Immigrants


The New York Times reported today that United States' President Donald Trump described Nigerians as people living in huts and that they would not want to return to them, if allowed to visit America.

Several other people who attended the meeting also told The Times they did not recall the comments, but the two officials who described them found them so significant they told others about them at the time.

"Regarding the 40,000 Nigerians with visas, Trump said these people would never "go back to their huts" in Africa after experiencing the wealth of the U.S", according to the same people connected to the meeting.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied the reports Saturday morning, though she didn't deny how the Times described the the overall goal of the meeting.

"General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims", she said, referring to the current White House chief of staff, the national security adviser and the secretaries of state and homeland security.

"More than 2,500 were from Afghanistan, a terrorist haven, the president complained", officials in the meeting reportedly told New York Times.

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New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman tweeted that right before the story written by Michael D. Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis was set to publish the White House "pushed out cabinet members to deny the details of POTUS remarks".

According to the U.S. paper, the President spoke during an immigration meeting and said 15,000 had come from Haiti before adding that they "all have AIDS".

Other top administration officials who attended the June meeting, such as then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, attempted to explain to Trump that numerous visa holders were merely traveling to the USA for short visits before returning to their home countries.

As tensions rose between Mr Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the room was cleared - but those kicked out could reportedly still hear Mr Trump berating senior advisers.

"This is bullshit", Trump said, according to the Times.

But while Mr. Trump has been repeatedly frustrated by the limits of his power, his efforts to remake decades of immigration policy have gained increasing momentum as the White House became more disciplined and adept at either ignoring or undercutting the entrenched opposition of many parts of the government. "Slowed it, stopped it, begun to turn it around and started sailing in the other direction".