Former President Bill Clinton responded Friday to President Trump’s reported comments questioning why the U.S. was accepting immigrants from “s—hole” countries, allegedly made in reference to Haiti and some countries in Africa and Central America.
In a statement on Facebook, Clinton – who worked in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake – said the Caribbean nation’s struggles do “not make them the country the president described.”
“They have not often had the government the people deserve, but that does not make them the country the president described,” Clinton wrote. “I can say the same about other nations in Central America and Africa swept up in his epithet.”
Former Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush visited Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, to lead U.S. fundraising efforts following the January 12, 2010, quake.