Trump acknowledges 'tough' language but appears to deny 'shithole' remark

Sergio Conner
January 13, 2018

A White House official said Trump had also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt that they help the United States economically.

Q. "What sort of implication did those off-color comments have on previous presidents?". "This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation", she said. He acknowledged using some "tough language but denied saying "anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

Trump reportedly questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s***hole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.

Many in the Haitian community are asking the president to change his tune. "May we continue to be that beacon of hope for the American Dream".

Many US media outlets reported the comments on Thursday, quoting witnesses or people briefed on the meeting.

The Trump administration recently announced it would end that status for countries like Haiti and El Salvador, whose citizens came to the USA years ago to escape the aftermath of national disasters.

Love said she's seeking to sit down and talk with the president about immigration reform.

While many Republican lawmakers stayed quiet on Trump's remarks, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, called them "unfortunate" and "unhelpful", noting in an interview on CNN that his family had emigrated to the United States from Ireland to help build the nation's railroads.

Q. "What do you think needs to happen next?"

"The statement that he made is not from the entire America, it is from only one person", Charitable said.

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Here is a look at five instances where Trump has been accused of making disparaging comments about immigrants or people of color. Plus, the White House has yet to officially deny the reports in a statement - and Hillary Clinton has plenty to say about it.

"Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?" the president said.

Chris Van Hollen said he was "disgusted" and Sen.

Mr Trump's remark reportedly came as lawmakers from both parties visited him to propose a bipartisan immigration deal. We also, as a government, as a people, to open our arms. "He's going to do what he feels like doing", Youdelyn Mompremier, who is from Haiti, said. The exact word used by the president. "It's more his racist views that dictate who should come to America and who shouldn't". But he attracts a disproportionate share of racists to support him.

"We know he's a racist".

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

According to the statement, "the African Union strongly believes there is a huge misunderstanding of the African continent and its people by the current administration" and that "there is a serious need for dialogue between the U.S. administration and African countries".

"They work hard and want the best for their kids".

Independent president candidate and BYU graduate Evan McMullin harshly criticized Trump on Twitter.

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