President Donald Trump defended his reported infamous African “sh*thole countries” remark during a press conference with Nigerian Prime Minster Muhammadu Buhari at the White House.
A journalist asked Buhari if he spoke to Trump about “his reported comments from earlier this year, when he reportedly used vulgar language to describe African nations.”
Trump glared at Buhari who avoided the question: “I’m very careful with what the press says about other than myself, um, I’m not sure about the validity of whether that allegation against was true or not, so the best thing for me is to keep quiet.”
Trump defended his vile remark by insisting Buhari knew what he meant:
We didn’t discuss it, and you do have some countries that are in very bad shape and very tough places to live in. But we didn’t discuss it because the president knows me and he knows where I’m coming from, and I appreciate that.
Trump made his “sh*thole” comment in January during a meeting about immigration from Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations, noted The Washington Post:
Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?