Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

GOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slur

GOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slur

Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday and a USA senator who attended the gathering said on Friday that the president used "vile, vulgar" language, including repeatedly using the word "shithole".

Yesterday, President Donald Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries".

But Sen. Dick Durbin, the only Democrat in the room, disputed the president's account.

We certainly agree, and we're sure that the millions of people President Trump insulted with his comments do, too.

Trump's derogatory remarks cited by the Washington Post and New York Times were in reference to African countries and Haiti.

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", he tweeted. Anderson Cooper said Trump's comments weren't "racial" or "racially charged", they were racist. "Made up by Dems", Trump wrote.

"The president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday", Jackson said. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

The US president has come under attack after he was reported to have called some nations "shitholes" in a White House remark.

The National Action Network called on state senators to publicly denounce comments attributed to President Donald Trump on immigration at a White House meeting.

Richard Durbin of IL - after Trump reportedly made the comment at an Oval Office meeting, where he was also is claimed to have said disparaging things about Haitian immigrants.

"My colleague, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said".

Immigration is one of the issues that Pope Francis, who has strongly defended the rights of developing countries, and Trump have clashed over.


"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", the senator said.

Durbin said Graham immediately objected to the president's comments. While Trump denied he used that specific word, Sen. The country suffered trade embargoes in the wake of independence from powers including the United States, anxious the freed slaves would spark revolt elsewhere. "That's not how a president behaves".

Republican leaders were largely silent, though House Speaker Paul Ryan said the vulgar language was "very unfortunate, unhelpful". Day, which is Monday. In particular the Salvadoran and Haitian communities make positive contributions to Long Island and America.

Maina wants more understanding from President Trump, who is the grandson of an immigrant.

The remarks leaked out, transforming a debate about saving from deportation some 700,000 young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children into another drama about Trump himself. He gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix.

He adds: "I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level".

His comment clashed with a statement by two other Republican participants Sens.

Some lawmakers took a hard line against Trump's statement, while others were more forgiving.

The U.S. granted temporary protected status (TPS) to Haitians after the natural disaster. The Trump administration recently announced it would end that status for countries like Haiti and El Salvador, whose citizens came to the USA years ago to escape the aftermath of national disasters. In the first 5 a.m. go-round of Morning Edition today that guidance stood, but by 8 a.m., NPR started using the word, preceded by a brief heads-up about the language, and eventually began spelling it out online, as well.

King called Trump a "poisonous influence" on the country, the rule of law, common decency and fundamental moral values.

The United States should seek immigrants from Norway instead, he reportedly said. He launched his campaign with a speech that accused Mexico of sending its "rapists" across the border and at one point proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. He also blamed "both sides" after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent.

Trump on Friday panned the "so-called bipartisan DACA deal" as "a big step backwards". It had sought clarification from the U.S. envoy as to whether Botswana was on the list of African nations Trump would include in his slur, which the White House did not deny he made, "given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the United States".

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