Former Mexican President To Trump

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

Trump said Friday on Twitter "this was not the language used" after reports of the commens made in the meeting sparked a political backlash inside and outside the United States.

Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), came in an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.

The resignation of the career diplomat - the first since Mr Trump's appointment as president nearly a year ago - came as the uproar over Mr Trump's alleged description of African and other countries as "shitholes" reverberated across the world. David Perdue, and Arkansas Sen.

And despite the president's opposition, Durbin said lawmakers still plan to vote on a plan reforming DACA next week. "And this influencer said what needs to happen, and it's kind of-she made me laugh with it, but it's real".

The United Nations has since condemned Trump's comments as "racist".

Mr Durbin disputed the president's account. He and Graham explained that their proposal would alter the diversity visa lottery to give legal protections to some immigrants here with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). He was taken aback by remarks attributed to President Trump, referring to some immigrant nations as "sh**hole" countries. "There is no regular criteria that we have to meet so at random, people get picked".

Durbin explained they were in the US because they had been "the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval".

The president suggested that instead, the USA should allow more entrants from countries like Norway.

"It seems like the damage the president has caused among those who don't support him is probably irreparable at this time", Sherman said.

"I don't want to sugar coat this", Kennedy said.

There are 11 million people coming through the southern border 'cause they come from countries where they can't find work, and life is miserable.

"When we started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bi-partisan major, that's when he used his vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from "shitholes".

So far, the State Department said, the U.S. charge d'affaires in Haiti and ambassador in Botswana have been called in by their hosts after Trump reportedly dubbed these countries "shitholes".

The remarks struck a particular nerve in Haiti, which on January 12 recognized the tragic quake that caused the death of more than 200,000 people.

Norway's foreign minister refused to comment on the controversy. Not more - not just once, but repeatedly. "That was the nature of this conversation".

The meeting was over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows immigrants who entered the country as minors to defer potential deportation.

"To the President: You need a history lesson", Jean Bradley Derenoncourt said in a statement to The Enterprise.

"As immigrants, we built America", says Mcdoweel. "He said, 'Oh, that's a good line'".

Trump denies he said anything derogatory during a bipartisan immigration meeting Thursday and denies saying he wanted Haitians out of the country.

McCarthy's office did not comment. Diaz-Balart issued a statement that did not acknowledge or refute the president's "sh*thole" remarks. I also have no doubt that those statements were racist and they betray a fundamental animus towards minorities.

But the group called for public condemnation of the comments by South Carolina's senators.

Echoed Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine: "These comments are highly inappropriate and out of bounds and could hurt efforts for a bipartisan immigration agreement". The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals.

He added: "When the question was asked about Haitians... he said 'Haitians?"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER