Durbin: Trump said 'shithole' repeatedly, comments were 'vile, racist'

Sergio Conner
January 13, 2018

So are those at the Greater Haitian American Chamber of Commerce.

The White House did not respond to requests for comment about how the president's comments have shifted talks with Congress. Durbin said, adding that the president then went on to describe African nations as "s-tholes".

A prominent evangelical supporter of President Donald Trump's is standing by him after Trump used a vulgarity to describe African countries.

However, some senators have debunked Trump's response.

Jeffress sent out the statement as many evangelical leaders condemned the remarks as offensive and racist.

Haiti's ambassador in Washington has also asked for an apology, as Trump reportedly specifically questioned the protections granted to Haitian immigrants after the quake. "The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel".

Senator Durbin said that after yesterday's meeting any hope for a deal "died".

CBS News reports that the Haitian government promptly summoned charge d'affairs Robin Diallo, the top USA diplomat in the country, to respond to the comments.

When told that Trump denied making the remarks, Durbin said: "It speaks for itself".

"That was back when Trump's family name was still Drumpf and they lived in what he would call a shithole country".

Some lawmakers there proposed restoring protections for immigrants from the countries and President Trump essentially told them NO.

The resignation of the career diplomat - the first since Mr Trump's appointment as president nearly a year ago - came as the uproar over Mr Trump's alleged description of African and other countries as "shitholes" reverberated across the world.

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The consensus in the swamp is that Mr Trump's awkward silence at the Martin Luther King ceremony won't suffice and an explanation beyond a Twitter denial is required.

He wrote: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

"My Oxfam colleagues and I have spent many years working and living in numerous places to which the President was referring- Haiti, Ethiopia, South Sudan and post-genocide Rwanda, just to name a few", said Maxman.

The White House has not denied the language used at the Thursday meeting on immigration.

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who was in the meeting, said Friday that Trump did say "these hateful things and he said them repeatedly".

Lemon expressed his unsurprised disgust at Trump, reiterating his numerous racist statements and actions, from calling Mexicans "rapists" to defending neo-Nazis in Charlottesville to saying all Haitians have AIDS.

They've always felt welcome here, but after reports came out Thursday claiming Trump called Haiti an "s***hole" country, Wilson was shocked and hurt.

In a response labelled by global media as damage control, Mr Trump has denied using derogatory words but admitted his language was "tough".

"Because of the Democrats not being interested in life and safety, DACA has now taken a big step backwards", Trump added. When he spoke to reporters on Air Force One earlier this week, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said it wouldn't be included in the physical, The Hill reported.

"When you're doing that well and you have that many accomplishments, don't you want people to be talking about your accomplishments?"

President Donald Trump's dismissal of Haiti and certain African countries with a vulgar expression has created a furor.

Trump denies he said anything derogatory during a bipartisan immigration meeting Thursday and denies saying he wanted Haitians out of the country.

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