Dick Durbin Was In The Room And Confirms Trump Made 'Shithole' Comments

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"What do we want Haitians here for?" the president asked, according to the people briefed.

In Kenya, East Africa's economic hub, political activist Boniface Mwangi pleaded: Please don't confuse the. leaders we Africans elect with our attractive continent. When I last looked, the poem at the foot of the statue did not read: "Give me your exhausted, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... except if they come from shithole countries".

Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.

"We sent guidance to our folks and told them that we must reiterate that we have great respect for the people of Africa and all nations, and our commitment remains strong", he said. "I think he should walk it back at some point". (In his statement on the Access Hollywood tape, Trump also said, "Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course.") Suddenly, we're all just supposed to accept that this is how "real men" talk.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but president Trump will always fight for the American people", said Raj Shah, a White House spokesman. "What's going on?" she said.

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The comments, allegedly made by Trump, have also prompted widespread accusations of racism and disrespect towards other nations. Narkewicz, who said he has Haitian family members, called Trump's comments "despicable" over Twitter early Friday morning.

The meeting was over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows immigrants who entered the country as minors to defer potential deportation. "The president is focused on the policies that are focused on helping the American people".

However, critics of the president, including some in his own Republican Party, spent Friday blasting the vulgar comments he made behind closed doors.

"Either the president has been misinformed or he is miseducated", Altidor said. During a bipartisan meeting on immigration in the Oval Office, the lump of half-baked clay 60 million people voted for referred to some countries being discussed as "shitholes".

He went on to describe King as someone who lifted the conscious of the nation, and helped us all recognize the dignity in every person.

Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who'd fled to the USA after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the discussion.

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The American president went on to suggest the USA should instead focus its immigrant entry policy from places like Norway . The Post's report said Trump asked why the U.S. would need more Haitians and suggested the government "take them out".

After some members of Congress, including a Haitian-American Republican from Utah, condemned the remarks, WPLN asked members of Tennessee's congressional delegation their views. Most of all, it's not what a president should believe. "Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin", Hatch said in a tweet from his office.

"The positive comment on Norway makes the underlying sentiment very clear", Colville said.

King called Trump a "poisonous influence" on the country, the rule of law, common decency and fundamental moral values. "We respectfully decline the opportunity", one government official said when contacted by Reuters. The president did not support their plan but the "Gang of Six" said they were planning to promote their plan to colleagues in the Senate to get more support.

In an apparent response to the criticism, Mr Trump took to Twitter late on Thursday night.

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White House and National Security Council officials declined to comment on whether Trump and Kim have talked. "Maybe he knows something that I don't". "You'll see that a lot with me", he said about his tweets.

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