Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) now says he scolded President Trump at a White House meeting on immigration in which the president allegedly asked: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
According to leaked comments when Trump and a group of Senators were discussing the various temporary protected status programs for Haitians, El Salvadorians, and others, Trump asked why the national immigration policy of the U.S. did not prioritize immigrants from more prosperous countries like Norway, rather than Haiti and El Salvador.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump allegedly said in referrence to African countries and Haiti.
“We should have more people from Norway,” Trump allegedly said.
Such a maneuver by Trump to endorse legislation that gives amnesty to DACA illegal aliens is a risk for an administration that committed to its base of supporters that it would never consider amnesty until pro-American immigration reforms — such as cutting legal immigration in half and having a border wall constructed — were fully enacted.
The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018