Dem lawmaker on Trump 's---hole' comment: GOP needs to call this racist
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Rep. Tim WalzTimothy (Tim) James WalzElection Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls White House re-lowers flag to half staff to honor McCain after backlash Election Countdown: GOP worries House majority endangered by top of ticket | Dems make history in Tuesday's primaries | Parties fight for Puerto Rican vote in Florida | GOP lawmakers plan 'Freedom Tour' MORE (D-Minn.) demanded Thursday that the GOP denounce President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE's reported comments calling African nations and Haiti "shithole countries." 

"This is racism, plain and simple, and we need to call it that," Walz tweeted.

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Trump allegedly made the remark during an Oval Office meeting with lawmaker on immigration policy.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump asked, saying the U.S. should bring in more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister visited the White House on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post

Trump previously drew heat for reportedly saying immigrants from Haiti "all have AIDS" and Nigerian immigrants would never "go back to their huts" if they were allowed to enter the U.S. The White House has denied those comments. 

The White House did not deny Trump's Thursday remarks, however, instead issuing a statement saying Trump will continue to protect hardworking U.S. citizens and those seeking entrance into the country by legal means.