Trump Tells Donors He Only Wants Immigrants From ‘Nice’ Countries | EUROtoday

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Former President Donald Trump instructed donors at a fundraiser this weekend that he wished immigrants from “nice” international locations “like Denmark” to journey to the United States and vowed to increase his controversial tax cuts for wealthy Americans if he’s elected to the White House later this yr.

The New York Times first reported Trump’s remarks about immigrants from his high-dollar fundraiser in Palm Beach, Florida, this weekend. Trump spoke to friends at a mansion owned by a billionaire financier and appeared to defend his controversial 2018 remarks the place he referred to as sure nations — together with Haiti and a few in Africa — “shithole countries.”

“And when I said, you know, Why can’t we allow people to come in from nice countries, I’m trying to be nice,” Trump instructed donors, the Times reported. “Nice countries, you know like Denmark, Switzerland? Do we have any people coming in from Denmark? How about Switzerland? How about Norway?”

“And you know, they took that as a very terrible comment, but I felt it was fine.”

The feedback echo his longstanding anti-immigration rhetoric as he seeks a second time period following his defeat in 2020. The former president additionally railed in opposition to migrants getting into the U.S. alongside its southern border with Mexico on Saturday, claiming folks had been coming in “from prisons and jails.”

Former U.S. President Donald Trump raised upward of $50 million at the private fundraiser, according to his campaign.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump raised upward of $50 million on the personal fundraiser, based on his marketing campaign.

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“They’ve been shipped in, brought in, deposited in our country, and they’re with us tonight,” Trump instructed friends, per the Times.

The Trump marketing campaign stated it raised greater than $50 million on the occasion, though the official determine is not going to be made public in marketing campaign finance reviews for a while.

The former president additionally spoke about his signature 2017 tax cuts, which had been closely titled towards rich Americans and companies. Most of the provisions are set to run out in 2025, together with a controversial deduction for so-called pass-through companies (like partnerships), however Trump instructed supporters he deliberate to broaden these advantages if elected to a different time period.

“Trump spoke on the need to win back the White House so we can turn our country around, focusing on key issues including unleashing energy production, securing our southern border, reducing inflation, extending the Trump Tax Cuts, eliminating Joe Biden’s insane [electric vehicle] mandate, protecting Israel, and avoiding global war,” an official read-out of the occasion shared with reporters stated.

The feedback prompted a fast rebuke from President Joe Biden’s marketing campaign, which blasted Trump for telling “his rich friends” he’ll give them tax cuts “when he thinks the cameras are not on.”

Trump’s mammoth fundraising haul comes because the presumptive Republican nominee seeks to shut the warfare chest hole with Biden. The president raised greater than $90 million in March, with $192 million within the financial institution, far outpacing his predecessor.

Trump has been sending a few of his fundraising {dollars} to a PAC that he has largely used to assist pay his authorized payments.