Trump Doesn't Want Immigrants From 'Shithole' Countries

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But Sen. Richard J. Durbin, a Democrat from IL who attended the meeting, said publicly Friday that Trump's apparent denial was false and that he repeatedly used the phrase.

U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer, a Democrat, said "President Trump's comments are racist and a disgrace". Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems.

"And if they say we don't have that, say, 'Well, look again, '" she added.

On Friday, Trump denied using the word "s***hole" to describe Haiti and African countries during the previous day's meeting on immigration reform, but admitted to using "tough" language while speaking to Senate lawmakers. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

Controversy is swirling about claims that President Donald Trump made a vulgar comment about struggling countries and their immigrants.

As Haitian-Americans gathered later in the day in Little Haiti to commemorate the 8-year anniversary of the devastating natural disaster that hit Haiti, many expressed their outrage about the president's comment. Trump said, after lawmakers discussed restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal.

"We do not recall the president saying these comments specifically, but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest", the statement said.

Americans from Memphis to Minneapolis, Bakersfield to Brooklyn, should be disturbed and offended by clearly racist remarks that came directly from the lips of the US president on Thursday.

African politicians and diplomats labelled US President Donald Trump a racist on Friday (local time) after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "s***hole" countries.

That may be how Trump looks at his own relationships, but the United States will never become great simply by stockpiling other nations' best people. He said Trump's comment "not only insulted Africans, he has also insulted African-Americans".

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who was in the meeting, said Trump did use the words, which Durbin called "hate-filled, vile and racist".

"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday".

"I think Trump is a good president for me", Mario Gonzalez, from Cuba, said.

"As immigrants, we built America", says Mcdoweel.

It is instructive that the White House did not deny the initial news reports.

A White House spokesman defended Trump's position on immigration without directly addressing Trump's remarks. But two immigration hard-liners, Republican Sens. The president reportedly referred to some countries in Africa as a "shithole". "She said what people need to do-black and brown people need to do-is pick up the phone and start calling the airlines and saying, 'Book me a ticket to S-hole'".

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