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White House denies NYT report
01:50 - Source: CNN

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Sanders called the reported comments 'outrageous'

Two unnamed officials told the New York Times that Trump said people coming from Haiti "all have AIDS," Nigerian immigrants would never "go back to their huts" and that Afghanistan is a terrorist haven

CNN  — 

The White House strongly pushed back on a report that President Donald Trump spoke about immigrants in a dismissive and demeaning fashion during a June meeting with top administration officials.

The denial came in response to explosive reporting from the New York Times, which wrote that, according to two unnamed officials, Trump said during a meeting in June that people coming from Haiti “all have AIDS,” that recent Nigerian immigrants would never “go back to their huts” in Africa and that Afghanistan is a terrorist haven.

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