Donald Trump denies 'hate-filled' immigration comments

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White House spokesman Raj Shah rejected claims that the president is racist in a statement to The Times. "The most disheartening thing to me is my belief that that was the first time words that hateful have been spoken in the Oval Office of the White House". The President did not answer.

US President Donald Trump denied Friday making "derogatory" comments about the people of Haiti, one of several places he was quoted as describing as "shithole countries" in remarks that triggered worldwide outrage.

"I felt disgust", said Labossiere, a Haitian immigrant and co-founder of the Bay Area's Haiti Action Committee.

While discussing immigration behind closed doors, Trump allegedly maligned African nations as "shithole [s]" and openly questioned why the United States allows immigration from the continent, Haiti, and El Salvador without courting more immigrants from nations like Norway.

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"Instead, we're subjected to Trump's ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn't look like him". "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems", Trump tweeted. "But I've never met a Haitian who isn't strong". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" he said.

"That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 'shitholes, ' senator Dick Durbin told MSNBC. If those countries aren't as you described, Democrats should be happy to deport criminal aliens back to them".

During a Thursday meeting on immigration with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, Trump criticized protections the USA has given to immigrants from various underdeveloped countries.

The most noteworthy aspect of the photo op came at the end of the event when the president ignored pointed questions from the press pool about his incendiary remarks as he was flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and a group of black supporters, including Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr.

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Although Trump denied using the expletive, senior Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who attended the Thursday meeting at the White House asserted that the president did resort to the crude slur that liberal USA media outlets went to town with at once.

When Ryan asked her in February if he planned to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus, he replied: "I'll tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting?" he said.

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

Facing a global backlash, the president on Friday denied using the offensive language in a series of tweets.

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Botswana's government called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist", while Senegal's President Macky Sall said he was shocked. Trump said, "We should have more people from Norway", according to one source briefed on the conversation.

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