President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants who come from "everywhere", following reports last week that he disparaged immigrants from African countries and Haiti and welcomed more people from Norway.
During a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on immigration on Thursday, Trump reportedly questioned why the United States was accepting some immigrants from Haiti and nations in Africa - rather than allowing more immigrants from places like Norway, according to Sen.
"Their attitude and what they want to do, I think it's terrific".
"What I was struck with frankly, as I'm sure you were as well, was just the general profanity used in the room by nearly everyone". "Instead, we're subjected to Trump's ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn't look like him".
Love also told "State of the Union" that she was contacted by the White House to discuss immigration reform.
A bipartisan deal to resolve the Dreamers issue in return for changes demanded by Republicans in the way visas are allocated collapsed in acrimony on Thursday with Trump's remarks, which were widely denounced as racist. "The Democrats are the ones that aren't going to make a deal".
The official said that although this might enrage Washington, staffers predicted the comment would resonate with Trump's base, similarly to how Trump's attacks on NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem did.
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About the only ones claiming Trump is not a racist are the Republican members of Congress who put their addiction to political power above patriotism and ignore the oaths of office they recited to protect and serve the nation and the Constitution. "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military", Trump tweeted.
The White House has not denied that Trump said "s--hole" though Trump has already pushed back on some depictions of the meeting.
"He said, 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". "They weren't made." Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the lawmakers' meeting, said that "shithole" was the "exact word used by the President, not just once but repeatedly".
The Republican has said the comments "weren't made" and that he's not a racist.
Why should they? majority are racists too and should be wearing their white Klan robes in the Senate and House chambers.
Cotton told CBS' "Face the Nation" that he "didn't hear" the word used - "and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was".
The Trump administration late a year ago announced it would end the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti, a move that could affect tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants. Another GOP attendee, South Carolina Sen.