The White House on Sartuday denied a report claiming President Donald Trump said Nigerians live in huts and Haitians have AIDS.
The New York Times reported that United States’ President Donald Trump described Nigerians as people living in huts and that they would not want to return to them, if allowed to visit America
According to the New York Times, Mr Trump fumed to his national security team at the meeting that the number of immigrants arriving was undermining his campaign pledge to erect strong borders. He was then said to have read out a list of how many immigrants from different countries had received visas so far in 2017.
According to the New York Times he said 15,000 had come from Haiti before adding that they “all have AIDS”. He then reportedly said 40,000 had come from Nigeria and would never “go back to their huts” once they had seen America. The New York Times said the comments had been reported by two unnamed officials.
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.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave the rebuttal on Saturday, 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.”