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Biden on Trump’s ‘s—hole’ comment: ‘We’re better than this’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden fired back at President Trump for calling Haiti and African countries “shithole countries,” saying Trump’s remarks are “not what a president should believe.”

“It’s not how a president should speak. It’s not how a president should behave. Most of all, it’s not what a president should believe,” Biden tweeted Friday. “We’re better than this.”

The Washington Post reported Thursday that in a meeting with lawmakers, Trump referred to immigrants from Haiti and African nations as coming from “shithole countries.”

{mosads}Trump also reportedly said the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries like Norway.

In a statement Thursday, the White House did not deny Trump’s “shithole” comments.

But Friday morning, Trump denied saying “anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country” and said that while he used “tough language” in the meeting with lawmakers, “this was not the language used.”

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who was present in the meeting with Trump, said the president’s denials were “not true” because Trump “said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly.”

Trump’s comments drew backlash from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, media figures and foreign governments, many of whom accused Trump of racist behavior.

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