How lawmakers in immigration meeting responded to Trump's comments

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"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump said, apparently referring to the remarks quoted by The Washington Post and The New York Times.

The White House determines what data will be released from the exam. Trump is not compelled to release any information, and there is no template for the presidential exam. Jackson is expected to take questions about the results from reporters on Tuesday. "You've seen the comments in the press".

In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation.

The US ambassador in Botswana was summoned on Friday by the government to hear complaints about Trump's reported remarks: "The Government of Botswana, today summoned the US Ambassador to Botswana to express its displeasure at the alleged utterances made by the President of the US", the country's foreign ministry said in a statement posted on Twitter. "He said those hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly", Senator Richard J. Durbin of IL, who was in the room, said Friday. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill).

"This is even more hurtful given the historical reality of just how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, and also terribly surprising as the United States remains a massively positive example as just how migration can give birth to a nation", Kalondo said.


The remarks - which Trump denied amid wide condemnation in the United States and overseas - came during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers.

However, US Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said on Friday Trump did use "vile, vulgar language, including 's***hole, '" in the meeting with lawmakers on Thursday.

"Without performing an evaluation of this kind, President Trump would be receiving care that is inadequate to the standard care regularly administered to millions of Americans covered by Medicare", the letter argues.

Hillary Clinton hit back at her former political opponent Donald Trump, accusing the man who beat her of holding "ignorant, racist" views.

"The Haitian people deserve better", the then-candidate said. The President should not denigrate other countries'.


Akufo-Addo is at least the first head of state or government in an insulted country to publicly respond to Trump. "Equally important, without this evaluation, the American people will not have a clear understanding about the health and well-being of the President, which is essential for Americans to know of any president". "I'm glad Trump understands the difference between a church and country". On Friday he denied using that language. "They have come a long way in 8 years, but much work remains and I still believe in the Haitian people". "I'm more troubled by the silence from people who are supposed to be men and women of righteousness".

Biden weighed in after the president on Twitter denied making the comment as reported, although Democratic Senator Richard Durbin of IL directly contradicted him.

"I prefer elected officials to engage in language represents the commitment to the image of God", he said.

The UN slammed the reported remarks as "shocking and shameful" and "racist".

"Our values as a nation bond us together and define who we are", he said, and "form the foundations of trust" in the workplace. "Not every comment said it explicitly racist". This requires a merit-based system that attracts talented, freedom-loving individuals from across the globe, whether they are from Haiti, Norway or anywhere else, ' he wrote. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us [sic]. "I would want people from Nigeria, if they meet the requirements".


However Juba businesswoman Jenny Jore, 31, told AFPthat Trump's remarks were "on point". The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. "That partnership must be grounded in mutual responsibility and mutual respect", he said.

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