President Trump Denies Using Vulgar Language to Describe African Countries and Haiti

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

Trump slams Senate immigration deal, denies offensive language

When word got out, Trump rose to his own defense immediately, tweeting: "The language used by me in the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

"I can not believe that in the history of the Oval Office any president has spoken the words that I have personally heard the President speak yesterday", said Durbin, clearly appalled.

The comments come after reports the president referred to countries such as Haiti and El Salvador "shitholes" during a briefing on immigration laws and DACA policies.

The remarks, which where confirmed by Sen.

On a day when Haitians planned to mourn the dead, outrage swept across the country over Trump reportedly describing Haiti and countries in Africa as "s-hole countries" during an Oval Office meeting on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 natural disaster.

Trump also reportedly followed up the remark by asking why "people from countries like Norway" don't migrate as much to the U.S.

American news media reported on Thursday that Trump used the term at talks on a USA immigration policy known as DACA. These immigrants have lived in a kind of limbo since past year, when Mr. Trump scrapped an Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

"These are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States", spokesman Rupert Colville said in remarks the U.N. body posted to Twitter.

"His vision seems to not only be less immigration but more high-skilled", Selee said of Trump, "and that may be the system we're already getting".

Since August 2017, Trump has called for an end to chain migration, noting how it does not allow the select its immigrants - rather opening the door to unskilled, low-wage foreign nationals who exclusively arrive in America to reunify with extended foreign relatives.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Pugh called upon all elected leaders, regardless of party, to condemn the president's comments. "He said these hateful things and he said them repeatedly". "When you think about immigrants from Norway and immigrants from Haiti, or African countries, what's the difference except skin color?" she questioned. "We, along with the president, are committed to solving an issue many in Congress have failed to deliver on for decades", the statement said.

Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, called the White House to tell Trump that a bipartisan group of senators had struck a deal to put Dreamers on a path to citizenship, beef up border security and take other steps to change immigration laws. She added: "We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties".

On the streets of Lusaka, capital of the southern African country of Zambia, Trump's reported remark reinforced long-held views about the USA leader.

He said Trump used the most vulgar term "more than once". "And what I've heard reported is consistent about what I heard about the meeting". It's not how a president should behave.

He said he didn't insult Haitians, other than to say that Haiti "is obviously, a very poor and troubled country". Most of all, it's not what a president should believe.

"Every penny of the $7 billion United States going to Africa as per Obama will be stolen - corruption is rampant!" he tweeted in 2013.

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