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Rand Paul Says Calling Trump ‘A Racist’ Hurts Immigration Talks

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“shithole countries” in Africa rather than from places like Norway during a meeting on immigration policy earlier in the day.’ data-reactid=”10″>Trump faced fiery backlash after it was reported Thursday that he questioned why the United States should accept immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than from places like Norway during a meeting on immigration policy earlier in the day.

World leaders and Democratic lawmakers erupted in outrage over Trump’s alleged remarks, including Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who called the president “a racist” during an appearance Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”’ data-reactid=”12″>World leaders and Democratic lawmakers erupted in outrage over Trump’s alleged remarks, including Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who called the president “a racist” during an appearance Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”

But Paul said Sunday that it was “unfair” to describe Trump as a racist.

“I don’t think the comments were constructive at all, but I also think that, to be fair, we shouldn’t draw conclusions that he didn’t intend,” Paul said.


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