Trump Denies He Used Vulgarity about Africa

President Donald Trump speaks during a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the Washington, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Photo: AP/ Carolyn Kaster
President Donald Trump speaks during a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the Washington, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

January 12, 2018 07:56 AM

President Donald Trump says "this was not the language used" after reports that he referred to "s***hole" African nations in a meeting.

Trump tweeted Friday amid criticism over his comments during a White House meeting Wednesday. The White House has not denied the language, nor have the several Republican lawmakers in the meeting.

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RELATED: Report: Trump Questions Why U.S. Would Admit People from 'S***hole Countries'

Three people briefed on the conversation say Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s***hole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway. The people were not authorized to describe the conversation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Trump says Friday: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"

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