Hatch wants 'detailed explanation' on Trump's 's---hole' comments 

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchOn The Money: Trump imposes B in tariffs on China | China blasts 'fickle' Trump, promises payback | Trump to name consumer bureau director next week Trump announces tariffs on billion in Chinese goods Dems best GOP as Scalise returns for annual charity baseball game MORE (R-Utah) said Thursday night that he wanted a "detailed explanation" from the White House about President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Seth McFarlane: Fox News makes me 'embarrassed' to work for this company  'Art of the Deal' co-author: Trump would act like Kim Jong Un if he had the same powers MORE's reported comments about accepting immigrants from "shithole countries."

"I look forward to getting a more detailed explanation regarding the President’s comments. Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin," Hatch said in a tweet from his office.

Hatch is the senior most Republican to call on Trump to explain his comments from an Oval Office meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing protections for immigrants from several countries, which were first reported by The Washington Post and confirmed by multiple other outlets.

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Trump reportedly referred to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as coming from "shithole countries," suggesting the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries such as Norway.

Trump met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday.

In a series of tweets, Rep. Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloThe Hill's 12:30 Report Few voice support after House GOP releases 293-page DACA bill GOP immigration compromise faces more hurdles in House MORE (R-Fla.) also called for the White House to clarify Trump's comments, writing that "under no circumstances is it acceptable to degrade, denigrate, or dehumanize" those given Temporary Protected Status.