Scott worries Trump's 'shithole' comments 'ignore the brightest part of our history'

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Yesterday, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, reportedly had some unduly harsh words for immigrants from Haiti and Africa, asking why we would want immigrants from those "shithole countries". "I use those words advisably, I understand how powerful they are".

According to reports Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the U.S. from places such as Africa and Haiti.

"Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here", he asked.

The American president went on to suggest the USA should instead focus its immigrant entry policy from places like Norway.

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The Post's report said Trump asked why the U.S. would need more Haitians and suggested the government "take them out".

CNN host Anderson Cooper fought tears while educating his audience about the people of Haiti after President Donald Trump's reported comments that described the country as a "s**thole".

Trump made the remark on Thursday after two American legislators briefed him on a bipartisan immigration bill, which Trump rejected.

Trump also claimed Democrats want to shut down the government, which would halt payment to military service members and government workers, in order to put pressure on Republicans and provide a "sweetheart deal" to those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.

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Although a White House spokesperson on Thursday did not deny that he used the word "shithole", Trump insisted that was "not the language used" in a confusing Twitter rant on Friday.

Trump also described the meeting as a "big setback for DACA!".

Durbin said both he and Graham confronted the president about his remarks.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a statement. The president's repulsive comments undermine the fundamental values of who we are as a country.

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The source told CNN that White House adviser Stephen Miller was at the meeting, and White House chief of staff John Kelly attended part but probably not all of the meeting.

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