African Ambassadors to Convene in Wake of Trump's 'Shithole' Outburst

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President Donald Trump was meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office Thursday about a compromise on the DACA program that would allow immigrants brought here as children by their parents to stay.

In a tweet on Friday, Trump denied using the word "sh*thole", but Durbin insisted that the president had indeed said it.

The question, and others like it, were spawned by reports that the president referred this week to El Salvador, Haiti and several African nations as "sh*thole countries". The president made the remarks on Thursday during a White House meeting with lawmakers and suggested immigrants from Norway would be preferable.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", he tweeted. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made".

According to the Hill Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) told the press, "He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly".

Vice President Joe Biden too felt compelled to challenge President Trump for his racist rhetoric saying 'We're better than this'.

"That was the nature of this conversation", Durbin said.

"I do appreciate their support and I'd like to continue their support and not be distracted by any false messages that can be propagated about Haitian people", he said.

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"We're now well into the 21st century, and the president of what is purported to be the most powerful nation on earth just set a new low in our policy", NAN National Vice President the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III said. He did not, however, deny accounts from multiple sources either briefed on or familiar with the discussion who told ABC News the president's comments extended to African countries as well. There is no transcript or recording of that meeting.

"Each Charge or Ambassador should note what a great honor it is to be in their post and how much they value the relationship with the people of the nation they are representing (use nation's name)", the guidance reads. She said "It's incomprehensible that these words came out of the mouth of the president of the United States of America, a country that was founded on being free from discrimination and treating people fairly and having people come here, the land of the free".

Initially, I was hoping that the comments were not true.

The president then joined the group in the Oval Office, and Durbin and Graham made their pitch on a plan they had worked on for four months - a solution for 700,000 Dreamers who would otherwise lose protection from deportation on March 5. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems.

Kang said he's willing to take the president's word unless there's a recording proving otherwise.

"Haiti has been sold as a country of problems: we must go back to historical issues to understand how Haiti came to be seen as different", said Renald Luberice, secretary general of the Council of Ministers.

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