Days ago, news broke that President Donald Trump reportedly referred to foreign countries as “sh--hole countries” during a private, bipartisan meeting regarding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The controversy has yet to blow over.
President Trump has since denied that he used that terminology. Trump’s alleged remark was leaked to the media late last week, but several members present at the meeting have also insisted that Trump did not use those words including Republican Senator David Perdue.
Unlike Senator Perdue, Democratic Senator Richard Durbin told the media that Trump did compare Third World countries to "sh--hole countries." He publicly blasted Trump, calling his remarks “hate-filled, vile, and racist.”
On Monday morning, another response from Trump in regards to the controversial comment was released. During a brief interview, Trump again denied that he made the remark and assured that he is not a racist.
“No, I am not racist,” he said. “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.”
This new response comes shortly after President Trump commented on the Democrats’ lack of compromise regarding the immigration plan. Trump, who previously stated he would salvage parts of the DACA program if the border wall was funded, said the program was now most likely “dead” because “Democrats don’t really want it.”
Watch Trump’s new remarks in the short interview below:
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