WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he is “not a racist” despite reports of his derogatory comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa, adding that he was “ready, willing and able” to reach a deal to protect immigrants brought to the United States as children.
Asked by a reporter in Florida whether he was a racist following reports that he said immigrants from Haiti and Africa were from “shithole countries” in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers, Trump said: “No. I‘m not a racist. I‘m the least racist person you will ever interview.”
Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by David Lawder; Editing by Sandra Maler