He did it again. Asking why we need people from 'shithole countries', The president of the United States again used racist slurs to describe people from African and Latino countries. Donald Trump was in a bipartisan meeting with members of the House and senators on immigration when he made the comment. His statement appeared to refer to the potential protection of immigrants from El Salvador, Africa and Haiti in the bipartisan deal. The proposed deal was intended to uphold DACA( the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

The White House justifies Trump's slur

When contacted for comments on Donald Trump's slur, The White House was quick to defend the president even offering up justifications for the statement.

According to a White House spokesperson who spoke to CNN, the president's comment will resonate with his base instead of alienating it. Raj Shaw, another White House representative said that Trump was fighting for the American people while some in Washington chose to fight for foreign countries.

The US president's anti-immigrant crusade

This is not the first time Donald Trump has said out loud exactly how he feels about immigrants from certain parts of the world. Announcing his run for president, he said that undocumented immigrants from Mexico were rapists and they brought drugs and crime into the United States. As President, when commenting on the Ford Motor company's plan to build a plant in Mexico, Trump said that illegals would drive the cars over the border and steal them.

One of his first orders of business was his call for a total and complete ban on Muslim immigration to the US, followed by an executive order banning immigration from Muslim majority countries. His administration recently announced an end to the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 60,000 Haitians which had allowed them to remain in the US for the last seven years,

A racist president?

While the White House saw nothing wrong with Trump's disparaging comments, reaction came fast and furious.

Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona called Donald Trump a racist and said bigotry had no place in the White House. A statement from the NAACP attacked what they called the callous and unfiltered racism of President Trump and his use of profanity when talking about African, Caribbean and Central American countries. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. said that we can now say with 100% confidence that the President is a racist.