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Trump unapologetic about Africa, Haiti remarks

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WASHINGTON (AP) -

President Donald Trump is privately defending his inflammatory comments about African nations and Haitian immigrants.

Trump made a round of calls Thursday night to friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to the tempest, says a person who spoke to Trump but wasn't authorized to discuss a private conversation.

Trump wasn't apologetic, the person says.

The president instead blamed the media for distorting his meaning, arguing his description of s******* was not racist but rather a straightforward assessment of some nations' depressed conditions.

Trump also said he believed he was expressing what many people think, according to the person.

During a bipartisan Oval Office immigration meeting Thursday, Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s******* countries" in Africa.

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