Lt. Gov. Newsom Calls on President Trump to Resign Over 'Shithole' Comment


Trump criticised immigration to his country from El Salvador, Haiti and the African continent, by calling the group "shithole countries" at a meeting with Congress members at the White House on Thursday, according to United States media.

But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was present at the meeting, told MSNBC on Friday that Trump had used the slur to describe those countries.

"I can not believe that, in the history of the White House and that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday".

Given the delicate nature of these talks, the Trump comments threw another wrench in an already tense back-and-forth. Was in the room.

Botswana's government called the president's remark "racist".

The Washington Post reported the comments Thursday.

Trump is however known to have made outrageous comments in the past and then turning around to deny ever making them.

But nearly immediately a senator who attended the meeting at which Mr Trump was alleged to have used the description said it was "the exact word used by the president - not just once but repeatedly".

DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children from deportation.

Hillary Clinton calls Trump's views "ignorant" and "racist" after president's "sh*thole" comment
When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Mr Durbin said the president replied: "We don't need more Haitians". The New York Times reported the same comment, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the meeting.

While Mr Trump announced the abolition of the programme for "dreamers" in October, he gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative solution.

"I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA", he wrote at 9:20 am. On Friday (local time) the President tweeted that his language was "tough" but insisted he did not say anything derogatory about Haiti aside from noting it's a poor country. "Neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", she said. "That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 'shitholes.' The exact word used by the president, not just once, but repeatedly", he said. Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!", the President tweeted.

"It appears president Trump doesn't have a problem with immigrants-he has a problem with immigrants of color". According to a Pew poll from 2015, 89 percent of the country said they had a favorable view of America, though that number dropped to 59 percent when the same poll was conducted in 2017.

If you're willing to let this language fly, you're part of the problem.

It is instructive that the White House did not deny the initial news reports. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, had been pushing for stronger immigration enforcement and a less generous package for the Dreamers. But two immigration hard-liners, Republican Sens.

"When Trump uttered his vulgar attacks yesterday against Haitians and Africans, he exposed the white supremacy at the core of US policy towards Haiti", the statement said.

The controversial comments were brought up while the president argued against opening the USA borders to Haitians and Africans fleeing poverty, starvation, and violence in their homelands.

For any bill to pass the Senate will require some support from Democrats.

Durbin said Graham immediately spoke up against Trump's comments, and he commended the Republican senator for doing so.