Trump Partly Denies, Also Defends Vulgar Immigrant Comments

President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries a day earlier.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries a day earlier. Trump said he was only expressing what many people think but won’t say about immigrants from economically depressed countries, according to a person who spoke to the president as criticism of his comments ricocheted around the globe. Trump spent Thursday evening making a flurry of calls to…

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