Trump defends calling Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations 'shithole countries'

Business Insider | Jan 12, 2018, 06.05PM IST

President Donald Trump defended himself after being widely condemned for referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole countries."

"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!" Trump tweeted, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals law that protects children illegally brought to the US from deportation.

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