NY Lt. Gov. pushes back against "sh*thole" comments by Trump
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The Lieutenant Governor of New York responded Friday to the president's vulgar and racist description of non-white countries.
According to a report in the Washington Post, President Donald Trump pushed back against protections for people from Haiti, El Salvador and various African nations, demanding to know why America should accept newcomers from "s***hole countries."
“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Trump allegedly said, before suggesting the United States instead welcome immigrants from countries like Norway.
During a visit to Rochester on Friday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) said .
"It's a very sorry day for America" Hochul said. "We just did the governor's 2018 state of state address and spoke to some people from the refugee community, from Africa. And this is hurtful to them. And they are here to help Buffalo, upstate cities like Rochester, Syracuse, be vibrant communities."
Several other Congressmen were in the meeting at the time of the outburst, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.