Trump Denies "Shithole" Comment, Top Democrat Says He Witnessed it

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Trump Denies "Shithole" Comment, Top Democrat Says He Witnessed it

Narkewicz, who said he has Haitian family members, called Trump's comments "despicable" over Twitter early Friday morning.

"The Haitian government condemns in the strongest terms these abhorrent and obnoxious remarks which, if proven, reflect a totally erroneous and racist view of the Haitian community and its contribution to the United States", it said. Made up by Dems.

Friday's cover design for the New York Daily News includes a caricature of President Donald Trump - as a poop emoji - following his vulgar comments.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said Graham told him it was true. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians!" he posted. Susan Collins said the president should not denigrate citizens from other countries, and described his words as "completely inappropriate". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" he added.

America has the potential to take people from "shithole" countries and turn them into great Americans.

"In the course of his comments, said things which were hate filled, vile and racist".

Tucker Carlson said President Trump's controversial comment about the USA accepting immigrants from "s***hole countries" is forcing a conversation that elected leaders don't want to have.

"You've seen the comments in the press - I have not read one of them that's inaccurate", Durbin said Friday.

The White House did not initially deny the remarks but Trump later denied using the controversial words in a tweet.

Republican Senators David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who both attended the meeting, said in a statement they did not "recall the president saying these comments specifically". He said Foreign Affairs Minister Antonio Rodrigue told him the USA chargé d'affaires in Haiti had been summoned to explain the reported comments.

"And then he went on when we started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure", Durbin said.

The U.S. embassy in Haiti, in a Twitter post on Friday, said "we remember and honor the many lives lost 8 years ago in Haiti", in reference to the quake. The White House initially did not deny them.

Botswana also said it had summoned the USA ambassador to that country, Earl Miller, to "express its displeasure" and had asked Miller whether Botswana "is regarded as a "s**thole" country". The largest group is El Salvadoran, the second is Honduran and the third is Haitian.

In recounting the meeting, Durbin suggested that Trump's "shitholes" slur was aimed at African nations.

CBS News reports that the Haitian government promptly summoned charge d'affairs Robin Diallo, the top us diplomat in the country, to respond to the comments.

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