The internet was up in arms on Thursday night after multiple sources claimed that President Trump made derogatory comments about immigrants from Third World countries. The comments allegedly occurred during a bipartisan, closed-door meeting.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois is the most reputable of the sources. He said that Trump made the comment during a meeting about a bipartisan compromise for the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Durbin described President Trump as reacting to facts about the groups impacted by DACA.
"The largest group's El Salvadoran, the second is Honduran and the third is Haitian. When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians? Do we need more Haitians?'"
Durbin added, "Then he went on and he started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure. That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from, 's---holes.' The exact word used by the president—not just once, but repeatedly.”
President Trump has denied the legitimacy of the claims. On Twitter, he explained the situation.
Hillary Clinton reacted to the alleged comments. She gave a statement where she said Americans were being subjected to the President's "ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him."
What do you think about the president's alleged comments? Do you think he actually made them? Some conservatives are defending him as if the claims are true.