Trump denies calling Haiti, African nations "shithole countries" after uproar

Trump denies calling Haiti, African nations

Trump denies calling Haiti, African nations "shithole countries" after uproar

Trump, stable genius, questioned why we couldn't get more immigrants from countries like Norway.

Former Vice President Joe Biden weighed in on Twitter Friday morning. Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.

Meanwhile, The Nigerian Daily Post had the headline, "Trump allegedly calls Africa 's--hole, ' orders 259,000 immigrants out of U.S".

Senator Dick Durbin claimed the president said "things which were hate-filled, vile and racist". "African-Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains, and when you speak about 'chain migration, ' it hurts them personally", Durbin said.

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

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As the controversy erupted, Mr Trump delivered a scheduled speech to mark Martin Luther King day from the Roosevelt Room in the White House. He did not specifically deny using the word "s***hole". While Trump denied he used that specific word, Sen. But I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard the president speak yesterday.

The lawmakers were describing how certain immigration programs operate, including one to give safe haven in the United States to people from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil strife.

He has characterized Mexican immigrants as "rapists", repeatedly questioned the loyalty of Muslim immigrants, denounced NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem in protest at police brutality against African Americans, and made questionable comments about a violent white supremacist rally.

The White House did not deny his remark but issued a statement saying Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".

Trump blasted the proposal as "a big step backwards" and said it didn't provide enough funding for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, a key campaign promise Trump made in 2016.

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"The President erupted several times with questions, and in the course of his comments, said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist", Durbin told reporters, adding that he can not believe that "any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday". It's incumbent on everyone as global citizens, he said, to challenge the president's views on countries outside the US, especially those that are poor in and need.

Durbin of IL, the Senate' s No. 2 Democrat, explained that as part of that deal, a lottery for visas that has benefited people from Africa and other nations would be ended, the sources said, though there could be another way for them to apply.

Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Trump's alleged comments were "completely unacceptable", telling WPLG-TV in Miami that "if that's not racism, I don't know how you can define it".

South Carolina's Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator, said that if Trump really did use those words it would be "disappointing". "I am appalled and disgusted that the man who stands as the symbol of a nation once offering refuge and sanctuary to all immigrants is doing his best to say: 'non-whites need not apply'".

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