Condemnation mounts over Donald Trump's 'sh**hole' remark; Haiti, African countries demand apology

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The president's thoughts on immigration sprawled through several Twitter posts on Friday morning before he tweeted his denials about some of the language he used at the DACA meeting.

Democratic Senator Richard Durbin had just been discussing U.S. temporary residency permits granted to citizens of countries hit by natural disasters, war or epidemics, say USA media.

In an earlier tweet on Friday, Mr. Trump said, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". In a private meeting in June of previous year, Mr. Trump said immigrants from Haiti "all have AIDS". Trump allegedly questioned why the US doesn't admit more immigrants from countries like Norway, whose prime minister visited the White House this week.

Saati, a member of the Republican Party, received Trump during his campaign visit to South Florida.

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

Love, a Republican representing Utah's 4th District, said her parents proudly took the oath of allegiance to the United States and took on all the responsibilities that come with being citizens when they immigrated from Haiti. I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals. Don't get all upset, don't start criticizing, yelling. Mr. Trump reportedly said. I use those words advisedly, I understand how powerful they are. And, he said, "we are part of the American culture". "Every year at the same time we will be here to remember".

"We were planning to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the natural disaster".

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"What the president said is offensive and doesn't reflect who we are as a country", Murkowski stated in an email distributed by her spokeswoman. "Haiti is not what he called it".

"I look forward to getting a more detailed explanation regarding the president's comments". Apparently, he was so frustrated with the U.S.'s lottery system that he demanded to know why other Americans would want people coming over from "shithole countries", like Haiti, El Salvador and various African nations.

"He is the president". In exchange, Durbin said people would be allowed to stay in the US who fled here after disasters hit their homes in places including El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti. "(Extended silence.) I can't say that".

Immigration legislation has become time-sensitive because when Trump ended the DACA program in September he gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative solution before announcing that deportations would begin.

"I think it was stupid and irresponsible and childish", said Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho.

The president, who appeared in a videotaped address, has big support from the newly hyphenated Venezuelans and Cubans, who support his hard line against those governments.

Trump spent Thursday evening making a flurry of calls to friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to the tempest, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation. "No one is flawless".

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