• Trump's 'shithole' comments throw a wrench into already volatile government shutdown battle

    8 monthes ago - By Chron

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    President Donald Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole countries" in an immigration meeting Thursday, lawmakers have said.
    The remarks sparked an international backlash.
    They also may cause trouble at home, as difficult negotiations to avoid a government shutdown could become even trickier.
    President Donald Trump's remark to a bipartisan meeting of senators that some nations are "shithole countries" drew condemnation around the world. Domestically, they may have also made negotiations even tougher to avert a looming government shutdown.
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