The Botswana government summoned its USA ambassador "to clarify whether Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country," The Washington Post reported. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians!" he posted. Though the White House flatly denied the report, given Trump's other colorful language to describe non-white foreigners, it certainly seems credible. "Probably should record future meeting - unfortunately no trust". She expressed disgust that the president "discounts people who have fled natural disasters, genocide, and poverty to start over in America". So far, the only Democrat in the meeting, Sen Dick Durbin, has publicly stated that Trump is flat-out lying.
He later added, "I thought he misspoke, and, as I said, I think President Trump is not a racist, but I do think he is racially uninformed".
"I can not believe that in the history of the Oval Office any president has spoken the words that I have personally heard the President speak yesterday", said Durbin, clearly appalled.
For his part, Trump denied he used "derogatory" language about Haitians in a tweet this morning.
Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday.
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During a Thursday meeting on immigration with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, Trump criticized protections the USA has given to immigrants from various underdeveloped countries.
Sen. John McCain called Trump's comments something that goes against "the very idea of America". The Dems will threaten "shutdown" (of the government), but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most.
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal denounced the comments, telling MSNBC, "This remark by the president of the United States smacks of blatant racism, the most odious and insidious racism masquerading poorly as immigration policy".
"Let's have a Twitter war", said Joyner, a Tampa attorney, referring to the president's fondness for the social media service.
The African nation said it had accepted United States citizens over the years, including senior government officials, which is "why we view the utterances by the current American President as highly irresponsible, reprehensible, and racist".
Trump has falsely claimed that other countries use the diversity visa lottery to send their "worst people" to the U.S.