Trump Reportedly Said Haitians 'All Have AIDS' and Nigerians Live in 'Huts'
Here's a new one. President Trump reportedly became so enraged at a meeting back in June over the amount of visas awarded to travelers from certain countries, saying that 15,000 Haitians who entered the United States in the preceding months "all have AIDS" and that the 40,000 Nigerian visitors would never "go back to their huts" in Africa. Yup.
The New York Times just unveiled a shocking report about what he allegedly said. He also allegedly complained about 2,500 people who had traveled to the US from Afghanistan, which he said was a terrorist haven. The New York Times cited two officials who had either attended or were briefed at the meeting.
The White House overwhelmingly denies that Trump used the word "AIDS" and "huts" in his remarks, however, they don't refute The Times' overall characterization of the meeting.
Many other people who attended the meeting told The New York Times that they do not recall those comments, but the two officials that they cited found them so significant that they told others about them at the time.
"All other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The Times. "It's both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ‘sources' anyway."
If this is true, are we even shocked anymore by what he said?