Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday and a US senator who attended the gathering said on Friday that the president used "vile, vulgar" language, including repeatedly using the word "shithole".
President Donald Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "s*#&hole countries" during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The remarks were made during a discussion with US senators about a new bipartisan immigration bill. Here is part of their conversation.
President Donald Trump greets Sen.
His comments on Thursday also threatened to further imperil immigration talks aimed at extending protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the country as children and are now here illegally.
White supremacist leader David Duke called Trump's comments the "perfect truth" saying he should "act on it". "I've not read one of them that's inaccurate". They gathered together outside to make a unified statement, before moving inside to honor and remember those killed by the natural disaster in their homeland eight years ago. The unnamed woman was briefing the president about a hostage situation in Pakistan, NBC News explained, when the president asked her, "Where are you from?"
It strikes me to the heart and to my core. "Take care of our Military, and our Country, FIRST!" "He's president of the United States". We benefited from the public school system. "I will always fight for the vulnerable among us and against bigotry in all its forms". We also love our homeland of Haiti and we know very well that Haiti is a wonderous country. But the people are extraordinary and they're courageous.
I absolutely do not believe it.
Trump previously told Haitian-Americans: "I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion", while he was campaigning previous year in Miami's Little Haiti.
Graham's statement did not detail what Trump said or what Graham told the president in response.
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The launched satellites include the weather observation Cartosat-2 series, two more satellites from India and 28 other nations. India will use its latest satellites for better border surveillance and to obtain high-resolution images of the earth.
When people are talking in a semi-private context, they're oftentimes revealing the truth of what's in their heart.
El Salvador's foreign minister said a formal protest had been made over the comments attributed to Trump. Plus, the White House has yet to officially deny the reports in a statement - and Hillary Clinton has plenty to say about it. Will this affect those travel bans and other policies that are before the courts?
"I think it was stupid and irresponsible and childish", said Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho. The president replied, "Really?" Most of all, it's not what a president should believe.
Reports of the president's language referring to people of colour from the other countries drew criticism from USA lawmakers of both major parties and critics overseas who said they could not be described as anything but racist. What do you say to that?
The president signed the proclamation to applause from the group in the room.
Another cardinal highlighted the role Haitians played in the founding of his city and offered a twist on Mr. Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again".
"The president's comments are unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values".
And I'm afraid that a Trump America is going to lead America to be weaker and less respected.