‘Outrageous Claims’: White House Calls Out New York Times Over Alleged Remark About Haitians
The White House is denying a report from the New York Times that claims President Trump said Haitian immigrants “all have AIDS.”
In a comment provided to the Times included in the report, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims,” adding, “It’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ‘sources’ anyway.”
The article claims that Trump accused Haitians of having AIDS and saying that Nigerians should “go back to their huts.” (RELATED: NYT Admits Its Front Page Climate Change Article Was Wrong)
Since the article was published, it has lit up social media, with many using it to further claim Trump is a racist.
It sure seems like Donald Trump is super-racist. https://t.co/ETQmMsgwxkpic.twitter.com/O7r7APsEfA
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) December 23, 2017
Take a look at the racist stereotypes Donald Trump governs by. https://t.co/DaiIKQGiOI
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) December 23, 2017
Donald Trump said he thinks “all Haitians have AIDS” & said once Nigerians saw America they’d never “go back to their huts.” Hateful words from a lifelong bigot. An ignorant racist with no respect for anyone except for rich white men that applaud him. Sad and pathetic. Resign!
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 23, 2017
This is the man who leads our country saying these things, not some drunk man clutching on to his whisky and a bar stool:
“Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,”
40K had come from Nigeria: they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa.
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) December 23, 2017
As Sanders noted, sources for this story were anonymous.
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