Trump never said Nigerians live in huts: White House

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U.S. President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with members of his Cabinet at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary has denied the story by New York Times claiming President Donald Trump said Nigerians live in huts and that Haitians have AIDS.

Sanders gave the rebuttal on Saturday in a most vehement manner, saying:

‘General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims.

‘It’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous “sources” anyway,’ she said.

The Times cited six officials who were either there or who were briefed on the meeting in its report.

The report was published on Saturday and cited anonymous sources who told The Times reporters’ they were either there or had been told about the remarks by others who were there.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, White House Chief of Staff General John. Kelly (who was at that time the secretary of homeland security), and domestic policy adviser Stephen Miller were all there.

They said that on the day in question, Trump stormed into the Oval Office clutching ‘sheets of papers’ which revealed how many immigrants had been allowed into the US since he took office.

He was angry that so many had, they said, and made derogatory remarks about the nations on the list.

Of the 40,000 Nigerian immigrants who had been granted entry, he is alleged to have said they would ‘never go back to their huts in Africa’ now that they had seen the United States.

According to NYT, one person claimed to have heard Trump make the remark about Haitians and a second who was not there said they were told about the same remark afterwards.

Those same two sources were the only ones who said they remembered the racist ‘huts’ remark.

Four others who were there said they did not remember Trump using that language.

The article goes on to describe how some of Trump’s most controversial policies and decisions were conceived during the campaign.

Among them was his travel ban against Muslim majority nations which caused hysteria and shock in January when it was briefly imposed then amended.

The unnamed officials said some White House staffers were just as taken by surprise as the rest of the country and that they had to Google which countries were affected.

Miller, the sources said, held a meeting the day after it went into effect to tell them to ‘tune out the whining’.

*Reported by Mail Online

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