Donald Trump has denied claims he called Haiti and other African nations ‘sh**hole’ countries during a congress meeting.
The President took to Twitter to refute the claims, saying: ‘The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.
‘What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!’
He made the denial in a series of tweets on planned immigration reforms – but admitted he didn’t want immigrants from ‘high crime countries which are doing badly.
Trump allegedly said: ‘Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?’ during a meeting yesterday.
The president also wants to roll back DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – which affords protection to children who entered the U.S. illegally or with parents who overstayed visas.
His plans were blocked by a federal judge Tuesday, with a challenge to that block expected soon.
His remarks have met with widespread global condemnation, with the UN also blasting what Trump now denies saying.