Fleischer's Advice to Trump After 'S***hole' Controversy: 'Focus on Substance'

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Fleischer's Advice to Trump After 'S***hole' Controversy: 'Focus on Substance'

The scandal erupted after Donald Trump wondered why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries", and suggested America should welcome more people from nations like Norway instead.

After he asked why America accepts immigrants from "shithole" countries like Haiti and El Salvador on Thursday, a debate erupted around the world about whether President Donald Trump is a racist.

The White House initially did not deny that Trump made the remarks, but Trump later disputed the reports on Twitter.

President Trump tweeted he never said anything derogatory about Haitians, other than Haiti is a very poor and troubled country.

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The Vatican newspaper on Friday branded US President Donald Trump's reported comments about African countries and Haiti as "particularly harsh and offensive".

The US ambassador to Panama, John Feeley, resigned his position, apparently in protest at Mr Trump's reported comments.

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday (Thursday)".

"He said: 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country".

In Geneva, UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said: "These are shocking and shameful comments".

Surrounded by African-Americans, including the nephew of the civil rights leader and prominent African-American Republican Ben Carson, who delivered a speech, Mr Trump said: "Dr King opened the eyes and lifted the conscience of our nation".

Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte were both there, as was White House aide Stephen Miller, a proponent of severely limiting immigration. He said these hate-filled things. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel.

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