Trump Said Haitian Immigrants "All Have AIDS" & It Gets Even Worse

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A report has emerged of how President Donald Trump of the United States insulted Nigerians alongside immigrants from other countries, while commenting on the rationale behind his controversial travel ban.

As the meeting continued, John F. Kelly, then the secretary of homeland security, and Rex W. Tillerson, the secretary of state, tried to interject, explaining that many were short-term travelers making one-time visits.

They "all have AIDS", Trump reportedly said, referring to 15,000 Haitians that had obtained visas. Kelly and Miller blamed Tillerson "for the influx of foreigners", the Times wrote. "It's both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous "sources" anyway".

The Times reported that the president in June, entering a meeting with top administration officials after meeting with policy adviser Stephen Miller, Mr. Trump made comments about people who came to the country from Haiti and Nigeria.

Enraged by the number of people receiving visas to enter the United States, President Trump made disparaging remarks about Haitian and Nigerian immigrants during an Oval Office meeting earlier this year, according to a report published Saturday by the New York Times.

"More than 2,500 were from Afghanistan, a terrorist haven, the president complained", officials in the meeting reportedly told New York Times.

The Times report said Trump has long held contempt for immigrants, which is likely a surprise to few.

Despite the White House denials, immigrant rights advocates worry the episode is just the latest sign of President Trump's alleged racism. "He's come into office with an aggressive strategy of trying to reverse the demographic changes underway in America".

The Times report said Kelly and Tillerson tried to respond by saying numerous visas were for short-term travelers, but that as Trump continued, Kelly and Miller "turned their ire" against Tillerson, who threw his arms up and retorted that perhaps he should stop issuing visas altogether.

"Two people who described the comments found them so noteworthy that they related them to others at the time, well predating [White House] pushback", Haberman said.

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