“40,000 had come from Nigeria. Once they had seen the United States, they would never ‘go back to their huts’ in Africa.”

That was the statement credited to US president Donald Trump in reference to Nigerians living in America.

According to New York Times, Trump made the statement when he attended a meeting in June at the Oval Office, apparently frustrated by the influx of immigrants into the United States.

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“More than 2,500 were from Afghanistan, a terrorist haven, the president complained,” officials in the meeting reportedly told New York Times.

“Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They all have AIDS.

“Forty thousand had come from Nigeria. Once they had seen the United States, they would never ‘go back to their huts’ in Africa.”

The White House is said to have confirmed the meeting. It, however, denied that Trump used the words “AIDS” or “huts” in referring to people from any country.

According to report, Trump has earlier in 2017 issued an executive order banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from gaining access to the US, but that seems not to be holding waters.

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