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Donald Trump said Nigerians would never go back to their huts after seeing the U.S.

It cannot be confirmed that President Donald Trump made derogatory remarks on Nigerians.

It cannot be confirmed that President Donald Trump made derogatory remarks on Nigerians.A meeting in June 2017 reflected Donald Trump's approach to an issue that defined his campaign and shaped the first year of his presidency. According to six officials who attended or were briefed about the meeting, he made unruly remarks on countries such as Afghanistan, Haiti, and Nigeria, while discussing the immigration issues. Forty thousand immigrants had come from Nigeria, he added. He'd added that once they would see the United States, they would never 'go back to their huts' in Africa, recalled the two officials, who asked for anonymity to discuss a sensitive conversation in the Oval Office.

However, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, denied that the President had made derogatory statements about immigrants during the meeting. Senior officials like General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen, and all others who were in the meeting denied the claim. Thus, it is unclear if Trump made such remarks as there is no sufficient evidence that could support the claim apart from some officials' anonymous confessions to The New York Times.

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