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Rep. Matt Gaetz: Conditions in Haiti are ‘disgusting’

Gaetz says he wouldn't use Trump's word but finds Haiti a mess.
Members of the South Florida Haitian community protest President Trump in Palm Beach County on Jan. 15, 2018 (screen capture)
Members of the South Florida Haitian community protest President Trump in Palm Beach County on Jan. 15, 2018 (screen capture)
Published Jan. 17, 2018|Updated Jan. 17, 2018

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz says President Donald Trump is essentially right: Haiti is a dump.

"I would not pick those terms, but I would say that the conditions in Haiti are deplorable, they are disgusting," Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, said Tuesday on MSNBC.

"I mean, everywhere you look in Haiti, it's sheet metal and garbage when I was there."

Trump has denied using "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries, though Sen. Dick Durbin stands by his account of last week's immigration meeting at the White House, as does Sen. Lindsey Graham.

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