Graham: 'I Said My Piece' To Trump After 'Sh*thole Countries' Comment


Trump acknowledges 'tough' language but appears to deny 'shithole' remark

Trump wrote on Twitter early Friday. "He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly", Durbin said on Friday.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", he tweeted. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

In the White House meeting on immigration where Trump remarked on African nations and Haiti, there were no women and only one person of color in attendance, according to Lee.

Mr Trump specifically questioned why the USA would want to admit more people from Haiti, and he also mentioned Africa, the sources said.

While Kalondo said the comments were "clearly" racist, she didn't believe they indicated a shift in the U.S. stance towards Africa.

'There is not other word you can use but racist'.

"This is a pattern, and this is very common with this president", Lee said in an interview. You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "s***holes".

Headlines to the likes of "Trump slurs Haitians, Africans" and "Trump's vulgar immigration comment alarms lawmakers" splashed across major USA newspaper front pages.

"Following comments by the President", Graham said in the statement, "I said my piece directly to him yesterday..."

Botswana and Senegal have summoned United States ambassadors in their respective countries in protest of Trump's remarks.

On Friday morning, however, Mr. Trump denied making these remarks but held fast to his sweeping proposals for removing protections for groups of people in legal grey zones of immigration status. In subsequent tweets, he noted that a number of individuals who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina were from El Salvador and said that he "feels proud to be Salvadoran".

It is, however, part of the African Union, which Morocco left in 1984 over the body's recognition of the disputed territory's independence, before rejoining it past year.

Responding to the remarks, AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo reminded Trump that many Africans "arrived in the slaves", adding that Trump's profane statement "flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice".

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters poured her heart out in a long statement condemning Donald Trump's "ill informed and deplorable" comments on immigration.

"When it came to the issue of quote, chain migration, I said to the president, "Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?".

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