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

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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...
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Union that represents entire continent of Africa blasts Trump for 'shithole countries' comment

Union that represents entire continent of Africa blasts Trump for 'shithole countries' comment

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The African Union responded to President Donald Trump's description of African nations as "shithole countries."
"The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump," the union said.
Trump seemed to deny making the remark, but multiple senators from both parties that were in the meeting either confirmed or did not dispute it.
The African Union, an organization comprised of all 55 African nations, blasted President Donald Trump's comments that the continent contained "shithole countries."
"The African...
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