On Saturday, The New York Times released a report detailing comments President Donald Trump allegedly made toward Haitians and Nigerians. The report said Trump held a meeting in the Oval Office to discuss the number of foreigners that had entered the United States since January.
The report cites “six officials who attended or were briefed about the meeting” and details what Trump allegedly said:
More than 2,500 were from Afghanistan, a terrorist haven, the president complained.
Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,” he grumbled, according to one person who attended the meeting and another person who was briefed about it by a different person who was there.
Forty thousand had come from Nigeria, Mr. Trump added. Once they had seen the United States, they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa, recalled the two officials, who asked for anonymity to discuss a sensitive conversation in the Oval Office.
But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shot down those claims Saturday. She stated, as included in The New York Times piece:
“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.”
This report has followed what has been a rough month for the media, as several anti-Trump reports have come out that have been proven completely false.