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Trump supporters react to his derogatory remark, in their own words

Reports that Donald Trump referred to certain nations as "shithole countries" during a Thursday meeting in the Oval Office have inflamed his critics and drawn condemnation from the international community.

CNN spoke to several of them to see whether they still support the President after his comments. Here's what they had to say.

Geno DiFabio, a 54-year-old truck driver in Youngstown, Ohio, is a lifelong Democrat who voted for Trump in the 2016 election.

"From the limited accounts I've read and heard of the meeting, the President was presented with an intolerable proposal," DiFabio told CNN in a text message Friday.

DiFabio also pointed out that Trump has expressed his desire to have a "merit-based" immigration system that benefits the United States, and Thursday's proposal "certainly wasn't that."

Trump denies making 'shithole countries' comment

"We are not talking about war refugees or people being persecuted in their countries," DiFabio said.

But ultimately, DiFabio doesn't believe the comment will hurt the President with his supporters.

"The language he reportedly used may make some cringe if true," he said, "but in the grand scheme ... it's not going to turn

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