>> People that they don't want into,>> Harsh words for Haiti and African nations from Donald Trump, calling some of them quote,
le countries. The comments were made in the White House, Thursday during talks over a new bipartition immigration deal to protect so called dreamer immigrants from deportation.
Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham briefed Trump on the draft in front of other officials. The lawmakers were apparently describing how certain programs operate, including one to give safe haven to people from countries hit by natural disasters or civil conflict. One of the sources say that Trump then said, quote, why do we want all these people from Africa here?
untries. We should have more people from Norway. A second source says he then went on to question the need for Haitians in the US. The program Trump was briefed on is called Temporary Protected Status. This week he moved to end that status for 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador.
Law makers from both sides slammed the President after his remarks. Republican Representative Mia Love, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, said the comments were unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values. In a late night tweet, Trump seemed to hit back at his critics saying, quote, the Democrats seem intent on having people and drugs pour into our country from the southern border, risking thousands of lives in the process.