In a second morning tweet, Trump specifically denied he ever said "anything derogatory" about the people of Haiti. Trump said the nation celebrates King for "standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin or place of our birth, we are all created equal by God".
Jeffress says Trump has a constitutional responsibility as commander in chief to protect the U.S. As president, Trump has reportedly said that he believes Haitians coming to the United States "all have AIDS".
Earlier on Friday, the Vatican's newspaper called the president's remarks "harsh" and "offensive".
Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians. he said, 'Haitians?"
At 7:28, Trump Tweeted what appears to be a denial of the "shithole" comment. The newspaper also repeated the claim first reported in a New York Times story in December that Trump had said once Nigerians immigrants had seen America, they would never "go back to their huts".
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"They never took a thing from our federal government". The White House denied those comments. "I wouldn't let the language obscure the point he's making: Why would we allow people who will not benefit our country?"
The African Union responded to President Donald Trump's description of African nations as "shithole countries." .
Trump tweeted Friday amid criticism over his comments during a White House meeting Wednesday.
Republican leaders were largely silent, though House Speaker Paul Ryan said the vulgar language was "very unfortunate, unhelpful". "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"
While hundreds of thousands of Norwegians emigrated to the U.S.in the 19th century, just 502 out of a population of 5.3 million people moved there in 2016, down 59 from the previous year, according to Statistics Norway.
The remarks came after a conversation about protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations.
Jacques immigrated to Jacksonville in 2009 and now helps other immigrants from his home country. I would want people from Norway, and I would want people from Haiti. "We welcome immigrants and refugees from these countries in our schools, churches, healthcare institutions and other ministries".
He made the comment during a discussion of an emerging bipartisan deal with members of Congress from both parties on Thursday to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children, those with knowledge of the conversation said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Trump wasn't apologetic about his inflammatory remarks and denied he was racist, instead, blaming the media for distorting his meaning, the confidant said.