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Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump Referred to Intelligence Analyst as 'Pretty Korean Lady'

Trump Referred to Intelligence Analyst as 'Pretty Korean Lady'

When the analyst told the president her parents were from Korea, Trump reportedly asked another adviser in the room why the "pretty Korean lady" wasn't negotiating with North Korea.

Trump asked, according to The Hill, adding why the us wasn't bringing more people in from countries like Norway.

According to NBC News, Trump first asked the officer where she was from after she had finished delivering an intelligence briefing.

The North Korean state has used their success as a massive tactical propaganda opportunity
The North Korean state has used their success as a massive tactical propaganda opportunity

The woman, an intelligence analyst who had visited the White House to brief Trump on an impending hostage situation in Pakistan, was asked where "your people" were from by the president after multiple attempts to learn her ethnicity, sources told NBC. But NBC cited two officials with knowledge of what took place who said Trump was really asking the woman where "your people" are from. It's just another day in the Trump White House.

During a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on immigration Thursday, Trump criticized protections the USA gives to immigrants from various underdeveloped countries, including Haiti, El Salvador, and some African countries.

Trump has railed against the diversity visa lottery program and special temporary status protections that bring in at least 50,000 immigrants from around the world and allow them to reside in the U.S. legally. The senior Democratic senator Dick Durbin, who was in the meeting, subsequently said that he had. Botswana's Ministry of International Affairs said the comments were "highly irresponsible, reprehensible, and racist". Paul Altidor, Haiti's Ambassador to the USA, told an NBC News contributor that he and the Haitian government "vehemently condemn" Trump's statement. Haiti's ambassador to the United States said he and his government "vehemently condemn [ed]" the remark.

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