A career intelligence analyst who is an expert in hostage policy stood before President Donald Trump in the Oval Office last fall to brief him on the impending release of a family long held in Pakistan under uncertain circumstances.
President Donald Trump referred to an intelligence analyst as a "pretty Korean lady" and asked why she wasn't talking with the North Koreans to help curb their nuclear weapons program. Trump asked, according to multiple people briefed on the meeting, before going on to question why the us wasn't admitting more immigrants from countries like Norway instead. The president continued to inquire, asking the officer where "your people" were from, according to two officials with direct knowledge of the incident.
President Donald Trump with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House, June 30, 2017.
GettyWhite House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters stated that Mr Trump had been briefed
The story came out the day after was accused of using the term "s***hole countries" to describe Haiti and certain nations in Africa during a bipartisan immigration meeting.
Trump on Friday said he used "tough" language but that he "never said anything derogatory" about Haitians. Paul Altidor, Haiti's Ambassador to the U.S., told an NBC News contributor that he and the Haitian government "vehemently condemn" Trump's statement.
Officials from African countries were taken aback by the report.
Botswana's Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation (MIAC) called on the US Ambassador to Botswana "to express its displeasure at the alleged utterances made by the President of the US". In a statement, El Salvador's government said it "categorically rejects that type of statement".