Trump reportedly asks: Who's the 'pretty Korean lady'?

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"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

His purported remarks have been roundly condemned by USA and foreign officials.

In the wake of President Trump's comment about wanting to stop immigration from "shithole countries", NBC News did a deep dive into Trump's history of racist comments.

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The Korean American woman, who visited the White House last fall to brief Trump on a family being released by militants in Pakistan, was asked where "your people" were from by the president after grilling her on her ethnicity, according to NBC News.

She told him she was from NY, and, when pressed, she added that she was from Manhattan, according to NBC News. Trump asked, according to multiple people briefed on the meeting, before going on to question why the USA wasn't admitting more immigrants from countries like Norway instead.

After the analyst revealed that her parents are Korean, Trump turned to an adviser in the room and seemed to suggest her ethnicity should determine her career path, asking why the "pretty Korean lady" isn't negotiating with North Korea on his administration's behalf, the officials said.

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The uproar over the "s--hole countries" remark attributed to President Donald Trump this week prompted some media outlets to follow up with a story about an incident that reportedly occurred in December.

None of the lawmakers knew Carson, and Trump found that surprising, the attendees said.

Trump was reportedly referring to countries in Africa, as well as Haiti and El Salvador, the latter two of which have seen temporary protected status for immigrants in the U.S. withdrawn in recent months. "I just don't want to comment", Trump said. NBC News also cited a source saying Trump "frequently uses that kind of language", despite those around him telling him not to.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that officials are "quietly debating whether it's possible to mount a limited military strike against North Korean sites without igniting an all-out war on the Korean Peninsula". In a statement, El Salvador's government said it "categorically rejects that type of statement".

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