Trump a year ago ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided protection from deportation along with the ability to work legally in the U.S. He gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix. The president made the remarks on Thursday during a White House meeting with lawmakers and suggested immigrants from Norway would be preferable.
Not all who were offended by what Trump said took the step to call him a racist. Made up by Dems.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday ripped President Donald Trump's derogatory comments on Haiti, El Salvador and Africa - highlighting their coming near the eighth anniversary of the natural disaster that devastated Haiti. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!", the President tweeted.
"My colleague, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said".
"He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly", Durbin said.
Demetra DeMonte, a former national secretary for the Republican National Committee, told the Washington Times that Trump was "not the first nor will he be the last to utter foul language in the privacy of their home or locker rooms".
"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin said. I thought about my own family. "Get smart, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
Trump, the senators said, "brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides".
Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who'd fled to the USA after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the discussion.
"Apart from the vocabulary attributed to him, President Trump is right on target in his sentiment", Jeffress said in a statement, first released to the Christian Broadcasting Network and later shared with FOX4.
Haitians all have AIDS, Nigerians won't go back to their huts; Mexicans are rapists - all things he's said.
On Friday, however, Sen.
"The comments - if accurate - regarding Haiti and Africa are wrong. And what I've heard reported is consistent about what I heard about the meeting".
Trump's reported comments were also taken personally by Dr. Andrew Furey, an orthopedic surgeon in St. John's, N.L., and founder of Team Broken Earth, a group of medical professionals who responded to the Haitian quake in 2010 and has since returned to the country several times.
"Guys, I don't know how to break this to you", Trevor Noah said at the opening of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show". Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, who was in the meeting, said the reports were correct. "So statements at the eleventh hour are not going to distract me".
Southwest Floridians weighed in, Friday, on a vulgar slur President Donald Trump allegedly used to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African countries during a White House meeting on immigration.
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".
Trump reportedly scoffed at "shithole countries" in response to that proposal.
When Trump said he wanted fewer immigrants coming to the USA from Haiti, El Salvador or the entire continent of Africa, and more from places like Norway, he was saying exactly that and nothing more, his supporters argue.
"We're now well into the 21st century, and the president of what is purported to be the most powerful nation on earth just set a new low in our policy", NAN National Vice President the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III said.
Trump, who purportedly questioned Thursday why people from "shithole countries" wanted to emigrate to the United States, asked Congress to create a immigration bill in exchange for funding for the border wall.
"We are here today to let the world know who we are as Haitians", said Jacky Cheri with the United Haitians Living Abroad.
The Trump administration announced late previous year that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States following a devastating 2010 natural disaster.
In South Africa, the ruling party declared "ours is not a shithole country" and described Mr Trump as "extremely offensive".
Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, on Friday told reporters that Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and that he referenced "shithole countries" in Africa. It "continues to build support for the only deal in town", he said.
"It's not how a president should speak". It's not how a president should behave.
"He said 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country. We're better than this", Biden wrote.
Not suprisingly, Trump's comments were met with heavy criticism and condemnation by many.
From 1870 to 1910 a quarter of Norway's working-age population emigrated, mostly to the United States.
In Geneva, a spokesman for the U.N. Human Rights Council also condemned the comments as racist.