White House doc: Trump in 'excellent health'

Elias Hubbard
January 14, 2018

Trump denied making "derogatory" comments about Haitians in a tweet on Friday but said he used "tough" language in the meeting. He called a proposal made at the immigration meeting "a big setback for DACA".

The remarks leaked out, transforming a debate about saving from deportation some 700,000 young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children into another drama about Trump himself.

Mr Durbin added: "When the question was raised about Haitians for example... he said 'Haitians, do we need more Haitians?'" "Never said "take them out". I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" the president said, sources told The Washington Post.

DACA shields almost 800,000 young immigrants from deportation by allowing them to work and study legally in the United States.

President Trump has since rejected the claims against him in a series of tweets but White House communicators have however failed to categorically deny that he made those comments. "I use those words advisedly". "I would tell him before he talks, he needs to think before he says something", he said. "You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "s-tholes", whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome".

Botswana also said it had summoned the USA ambassador to that country, Earl Miller, to "express its displeasure" and had asked Miller whether Botswana "is regarded as a "s**thole" country".

The African nation said it had accepted United States citizens over the years, including senior government officials, which is "why we view the utterances by the current American President as highly irresponsible, reprehensible, and racist". I believe it is vitally important to come to a bipartisan solution to the immigration and border challenges we face today.

Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power has shared the statement on Twitter, saying: "Whoa". In subsequent tweets, he noted that a number of individuals who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina were from El Salvador and said that he "feels proud to be Salvadoran".

In 2015, there were 676,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States, up from 587,000 in 2010, accounting for less than 2 percent of the US foreign-born population, according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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