'They never return to their huts' - Trump mocks Nigerians in US

'They never return to their huts' - Trump mocks Nigerians in US

'They never return to their huts' - Trump mocks Nigerians in US

The White House, however, did not deny the overall description of the meeting, just that Trump has never used the words AIDS or huts about people from any country.

They "all have AIDS", he grumbled, according to the Times, which Mr Trump has repeatedly accused of reporting "fake news".

Trump was specifically angered that thousands of foreigners had obtained visas during the first year of his presidency, even though he promised campaign supporters he would curtail immigration.

He then said once 40,000 Nigerian immigrants had seen the U.S., they would never "go back to their huts in Africa", the officials told the paper.

John Kelly, the current White House chief of staff, was then the secretary of homeland security and asked that the room be cleared of staff, but aides could still hear the president yelling from behind the closed door.

On Nigerians, Mr. Trump said they would never "go back to their huts" in Africa, the Times reported, citing two officials who were presented at the meeting held in Mr. Trump's office but who sought anonymity.

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After that, The Times reports, Kelly, Tillerson, and senior policy adviser Stephen Miller got into an argument.

A report has emerged of how President Donald Trump of the United States insulted Nigerians alongside immigrants from other countries, while commenting on the rationale behind his controversial travel ban.

The White House issued a swift denial of the comments on Saturday, calling the claims made by the Times "outrageous".

"General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen, and all other ranking staff very the gathering deny these absurd cases and it's both tragic and telling the New York Times would print the lies of their unknown "sources" in any case", Sanders said. The president, six officials who attended or were briefed about the meeting told The Times, had a document listing how many immigrants had received visas to enter the U.S.in 2017.

But White House has denied it as another fake news from the respected newspaper. "Two officials who described the comments found them so noteworthy", the Times advised, however, "that they related them to others at the time".

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