A Republican congresswoman, Mia Love of Utah, called on President Trump to apologize for reportedly saying Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations are “shithole countries.”
“The President’s comments are unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values. This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation,” Love, whose parents are Haitian and was the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, said in a statement Thursday evening.
“The President must apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned,” she added.
Here is my statement on the President’s comments today: pic.twitter.com/EdtsFjc2zL
— Rep. Mia Love (@RepMiaLove) January 11, 2018
Another Republican lawmaker from Utah, Sen. Orrin Hatch, called for a “detailed explanation” about the remark.
HATCH: “I look forward to getting a more detailed explanation regarding the President’s comments. Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin.” #utpol
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) January 11, 2018
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