The Cathedral of Saint Louis Roi of France lost its roof to Hurricane Matthew in downtown Jeremie.

State Department: Don’t Go To Haiti, It’s Too Dangerous

President Trump provoked a swift backlash on Thursday by saying in a private meeting with lawmakers that he would prefer to have more refugees from countries like Norway, whose prime minister visited the White House the day before, and fewer from “shithole” countries like Haiti.

Trump’s comments became the media’s main story on Thursday after they were leaked to The Washington Post following Trump’s meeting with Democratic and Republican legislators on the subject of immigration.

But left out of the ensuing media firestorm was the fact that experts on the subject have said (in less crude terms) that Haiti is a poverty-stricken country frequented by violence and that Americans should avoid traveling there.

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