Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress defends Trump's "shithole countries" comments

Joann Johnston
January 13, 2018

The deal was a nonstarter for conservative senators at the meeting and also for Trump.

According to The Washington Post, during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday with USA senators to discuss the status of some immigrants in the country, President Trump described Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African countries as "shitholes". "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit USA resources". "Why don't we get more people from Norway?"

"Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?" Trump allegedly questioned why the USA doesn't admit more immigrants from countries like Norway, whose prime minister visited the White House this week.

"The only thing that would attract me to emigrate to the USA is your vibrant multicultural society".

In 2017, as president, he came under fire for saying there were "many fine people" on both sides of the Charlottesville protest which included white supremacists.

In a statement it said it had asked the USA government, through its ambassador, to "clarify" if the derogatory remark also applied to Botswana given that there were Botswana nationals living in the United States and others who wished to go there. “If youre at a bar, and youre in Wisconsin, and you think theyre bringing in a bunch of Haiti people, or El Salvadorians, or people from Niger, this is how some people talk. "What's going on?" she said.

The comment "truly flies in the face of accepted behavior and practice", said Ebba Kalondo, spokesperson for AU chief Moussa Faki.

"It's too much for an objective journalist to call the president a racist", Graham said. "Take them out." The White House did not deny the remarks in a statement on Thursday evening while it reiterated the President's immigration agenda.

"I was not in the meeting with the President and do not know what was said, although (I) have every reason to believe President Trump when he says he did not make those comments". Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who also attended Thursday's meeting, claimed the alleged quotes were accurate.

Durbin explained that as part of that deal, a lottery for visas that has benefited people from African and other diverse nations would be ended. "He should act accordingly and conduct himself in a more diplomatic manner", said Haitian immigrant Nicolle Saitlious. "That's where he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from "shitholes" ― the exact word used by the president not just once, but repeatedly".

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"I look forward to getting a more detailed explanation regarding the president's comments". It is a handsome story of America, and that is a great story and that is the story we have today and that is a story we had yesterday and that is what makes this country so exceptional and unique in the first place.

The President has since denied the comments; however, following Trump's denial, Sen.

"Not everyone who supports Trump is a racist". And a number of his supporters seem to share them.

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 quake that devastated Haiti.

King called Trump a "poisonous influence" on the country, the rule of law, common decency and fundamental moral values.

"It takes a toll on us right now and to be in this kind of dark place to know what the next step is", Castor said.

"We are proud of who we are, we are professional", Francois said. Want to assume he's still the hard-talking, tell-it-like-it-is guy you'll always defend? █ Trump cancels United Kingdom visit Trump on Thursday cancelled a "working visit" to the United Kingdom planned next month to launch new U.S. embassy, blaming a "bad deal" to relocate base from central London to an "off location".

Elisa Massimino, president and CEO of Human Rights First, called the president's reported remark "disgusting and disgraceful". "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians!"

The George W. Bush Presidential Center also chimed in on Twitter, saying "El Salvador was among the first to join our coalition in Iraq, sending thousands of soldiers to fight and die alongside Americans".

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