Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said she was appalled by President Donald Trump's recent comments in the Oval Office, in which he reportedly said immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations come "from shithole countries" and questioned why they should be welcomed in by the United States.
But Sen. Dick Durbin also said that South Carolina Sen. She said the president's remark was "obviously disheartening" but presented an opportunity "to rise above it and say, 'I'm going to be an example of kindness, of compassion'".
"You're a joke and a racist, President Donald J. Trump". But I can not believe in the history of the White House in that office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday. I reject them and condemn them vigorously.
"The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' they were abhorrent and repulsive", tweeted Arizona Sen. It is not true. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems.
The language came after lawmakers discussed restoring protections for immigrants living in Haiti and Africa than from places like Norway.
"The DREAM Act must not be used to implement a family ban by altering the current family sponsorship system, cancel the diversity visa program or allocate our hard-earned taxpayer dollars to building a wall", the statement read. "Not just once but repeatedly".
Clinton, who was defeated by Trump in the presidential election, took the opportunity to hit back on social media tweeting: "The anniversary of the devastating natural disaster 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America's commitment to helping our neighbors", Clinton said.
"For the first representative of the United States of America to speak in such a manner is quite troubling and offensive", Jean said in the statement. "It was a heartbreaking moment", Durbin said. "He should act accordingly and conduct himself in a more diplomatic manner", said Haitian immigrant Nicolle Saitlious. The president denied using certain "language", but a Democratic lawmaker in the meeting said the accounts were accurate.
Walker says he personally would not have used those words.
But Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, whom Durbin said had voiced objection to Trump's comments during the meeting, issued a statement that did not dispute the remarks. "But for him to confront the president as he did - literally sitting next to him - took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it".
The President ignored shouted questions about whether he used vulgar language during an oval office meeting about immigration.
In a statement released on Friday, the mission expressed its disappointment in the president of the United States and demanded a "retraction of the comment" and an "apology to Africans".
"We know he's a racist". "I want to see the tape".
"The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe". Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.
Now Haitians and other immigrants are urging compassion from the U.S. leader.
Graham continued in his statement: 'The American people will ultimately judge us on the outcome we achieve, not the process which led to it'. As always, I look forward to considering additional ideas that could make the proposal even better. Trump previous year ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the country.
"We don't expect that to come from the top leader of our nation".