Trump asked why 'pretty Korean lady' wasn't helping with North Korea negotiations

Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva

News reported the exchange between the president and a "career intelligence analyst who is an expert in hostage policy".

Amid the backlash to President Donald Trump reportedly referring to countries in Africa and Central America as "shithole countries", NBC News reports that the president made remarks about the race and ethnicity of at least one United States official. Trump asked, according to multiple people briefed on the meeting, before going on to question why the US wasn't admitting more immigrants from countries like Norway instead.

Officials told NBC that Trump wanted to know where "your people" are from.

President Donald Trump suggested that a "pretty Korean lady", a career intelligence analyst who was discussing an impending hostage situation in Pakistan with him in the Oval Office, be reassigned to North Korea. It's just another day in the Trump White House. The senior Democratic senator Dick Durbin, who was in the meeting, subsequently said that he had.

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The officials who told NBC News of the fall exchange between Trump and the intelligence briefer in the Oval Office said the president likely meant no harm with his inquiry, but it raised concern of a lack of cultural sensitivity and decorum. NBC News also cited a source saying Trump "frequently uses that kind of language", despite those around him telling him not to. The network did not receive comments from the briefer or the White House.

The exchange was detailed to NBC News after Trump's "shithole" remark on Thursday drew backlash and claims that he is racist.

Prior to these comments, Trump had been already accused of being a racist. MSNBC recently ran a compilation video of Trump talking about people he's hiring, and in each instance says they look like they're from "central casting". During the campaign, he suggested that some Mexican immigrants are "rapists" and "bringing crime" across the border and vowed to deport "bad hombres" from the U.S.

Already, the top USA diplomat in Haiti has been summoned to explain Trump's remarks in Thursday's meeting to Haiti's president.

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