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Are you a racist?' Trump questioned over 's***hole' remarks

ANI  |  Washington DC [USA] 

Unites faced a barrage of questions about claims that he referred to the immigrants from Haiti, and countries as "s***holes" in an immigration meeting at the

After signing a proclamation at a Martin Day event in the Roosevelt Room, a directly asked Trump to face up to his comments, reported.

'Mr. President, will you give an apology for the statement yesterday?' asked the 'Mr. President, are you a racist?' she asked in a second attempt.

Dodging the questions, the said goodbye to his guests and rushed out of the room.

This comes a day after Trump had questioned why the U.S. accepts immigrants from Haiti, and some nations in Africa, calling those places "s***hole countries," when instead it could take more from countries such as Norway, whose Trump recently met.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" he asked in the Oval Office, reported

The White House, in an initial statement, didn't deny the remarks, which remained unchallenged by the until a pair of tweets from the

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians," Trump tweeted.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 00:28 IST