Trudeau asked about Trump’s reported vulgar description of Haiti
CAPTION: Justin Trudeau declined to directly comment on U.S.
President Donald Trump’s reported use of vulgar language to describe Haiti and countries in Africa.
The prime minister reiterated Canada’s “openness” to people from other nations. (Jan. 12, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Justin Trudeau, prime minister PLACELINE: London, Ontario CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Trump was widely reported on Thursday to have questioned in a meeting with lawmakers why the United States should accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than from places such as Norway.
On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that he used "tough" language at the meeting, but not the reported vulgarity.