US President Donald Trump allegedly referred to African countries and Haiti as "shithole countries" during a meeting on immigration legislation held at the White House on Thursday.
The meeting was between President Trump and four senators in what looked like an attempt to come up with a bipartisan position on immigration.
Present at the meeting was Illinois Senator Richard J. Durbin (D), Lindey O. Graham (R) and the hard line Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton (R).
The Washington Post reports that despite trump hinting to Senator Durbin that he was eager to reach a deal and inviting him over for a meeting at the oval, the meeting degenerated into a tense shouting match with Trump spewing profanities.
"Trump told the group he wasn't interested in the terms of the bipartisan deal that Durbin and Graham had been putting together. And as he shrugged off suggestions from Durbin and others, the president called nations from Africa "shithole countries," denigrated Haiti and grew angry. The meeting was short, tense and often dominated by loud cross-talk and swearing, according to Republicans and Democrats familiar with the meeting, " reports the Washington Post.
Among the contentious issues in the proposal by Donald Trump is his intention to scrap President Obama's "Dreamer Project" that was seen as lenient to immigrants who got to the US when they are aged bellow 16 years.