The Dream Day Foundation, with McDonald's of Auburn, Opelika and Tuskegee is hosting a Martin Luther King, Jr.
Besides Ferris, the president was flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Ben Carson and other King family members. According to Farris Jr., Trump assured them that "I am not the person that the media is making me out to be".
The president has been under fire for reportedly telling a bipartisan meeting of lawmakers on immigration Thursday that the USA didn't need more immigrants from "s-hole countries" in Africa.
"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Though 16 state representatives, including Judge Harry Leinenweber, who now sits as a Ronald Reagan appointee in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, voted against a new bill brought by Washington, it again passed both houses.
Farris Jr. said that the comments were "another example of him (Trump) speaking without knowing the facts". In a series of tweets early Friday, he said that was not the language he used. The Trump administration recently chose to soon end Temporary Protected Status for citizens of countries like Haiti and El Salvador, who came to the U.S.to escape natural disasters. Trump reportedly asked. "Take 'em out".
In a statement, Sen. He also rejected the idea of restoring protections for immigrants from those countries, suggesting the those from nations like Norway would be more welcome in the U.S.
The president ignored all shouted questions from reporters, including: "Mr. President, are you a racist?"