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The White House has denied a New York Times which quoted President Donald Trump as saying Nigerians never “go back to their huts” in a meeting in the Oval Office in June.

The comments were reportedly about the 40,000 Nigerians who had been granted entry into the United States since his inauguration.

He was also reported to have said, of the 15,000 immigrants from Haiti, that they “all of AIDS,” and described Afghanistan, where 2500 came from, as a terrorist haven.

The White House described the report as “outrageous claims.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary said:

Gen. Kelly, Gen. McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen, and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims.It’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ‘sources’ anyway.

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