Amid global outrage, Trump denies 'shithole' remarks

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Amid global outrage, Trump denies 'shithole' remarks

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", he said.

"America's racial, ethnic and religious diversity is a critical source of our strength as a nation", part of Sullivan's tweet said.

According to Durbin, he and Graham believed they would be the only lawmakers in the room with the president, and they were surprised to find that in the two hours since Durbin's first phone call with the White House, Mr. Trump had invited five other members of Congress as well.

Mr Trump's administration announced previous year that it would end the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti by July 2019 - a move that could force tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants to either leave the United States or live in the shadows. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was under discussion when Trump made the remark.

"He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly", Durbin said.

"Those sentiments and the way he handled the meetings are not going to bring Democrats closer to the president on substance", the aide said, adding that the comment gives "a glimpse into the reasoning why" the president rejected a deal after "Democrats met him more than halfway". "But as with so many other issues of policy, we may need to work around him rather than directly with him".

"The comment could torpedo immigration talks over DACA immigrants - the children of illegals - and funding for a border wall".

Former Haitian President Laurent Lamothe said the "world is witnessing a new low today" and called the U.S. leader's remarks "totally unacceptable!"

"Regarding immigrants from 'shithole countries, ' Chile is proud to continue receiving many thousands of Haitians and persons from poor countries or looking for a better future", Muñoz posted. Day, he did not respond to repeated questions about his use of the vulgarity or if he is a racist.

In a tweet Friday morning, Trump distanced himself from the reports.

Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump on Friday after he reportedly called Haiti a "shithole" during a meeting with lawmakers and expressed his desire for more immigrants from countries like Norway and fewer immigrants from countries like Haiti.

Since his plunge into politics, many "successful" African-Americans have openly excused Donald Trump's antics.

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"President Trump denies using that language". "I've not read one of them that's inaccurate".

Ryan said his ancestors were Irish and 'were really looked down upon.' He called immigration 'a lovely story of America ' and said Africans in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, are 'incredible citizens'.

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