Trump Denies Insulting Term at White House Meeting

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

But I can not believe that in the history of the White House and in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday. President Trump said, before suggesting that the US should have more people coming in from countries such as Norway, according to sources who spoke with The Washington Post. In Thursday's meeting, lawmakers were reportedly proposing restoring the Temporary Protected Status permits for certain countries, while offering $1.5bn for a wall that Trump wants built on the United States border with Mexico.

Not suprisingly, Trump's comments were met with heavy criticism and condemnation by many.

Q. "If [President Trump] did in fact say what's being alleged, how would that stack up against... incendiary comments that other presidents have made?"

Many other musicians, including rappers Lupe Fiasco, Chuck D, and El-P have also tweeted their own responses to the President's remarks.

"The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", Trump said in a series of tweets on Friday.

After talking on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday morning, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin was optimistic that a compromise deal with some Republicans to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants was on the verge of success. "We need to continue to work for a bipartisan solution to this problem and not be distracted by name calling and finger pointing".

The president said at the White House that "love was central" to the slain civil rights leader.

Vice President Joe Biden too felt compelled to challenge President Trump for his racist rhetoric saying 'We're better than this'.

"The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe".

The African Union (AU), an organisation which promotes cooperation on the continent, said it was alarmed by Trump's "very racist" comments. The remarks, Durbin said, were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".

Trump, the senators said, "brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides".

In the wake of Trump's comments, attention has shifted away from the contents of a proposed DACA deal to a statement many view as racist.

The mood quickly changed when some reporters started shouting about the president's reported "shithole" comment from Thursday.

"Unless it was specifically said about South Sudan, we have nothing to say", a spokesman for South Sudan told the Associated Press. One, as a candidate, he did go to Little Haiti in Miami to address the community.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", he wrote.

"They never took a thing from our federal government".

Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt had earlier tweeted that, judging by Solberg's visit, "keys to success with Trump are personal charm, a solid trade deficit with the USA and buying tons of USA military hardware".

Independent president candidate and BYU graduate Evan McMullin harshly criticized Trump on Twitter.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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