Cable News Weighs "Racist" Label for Trump

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Congresswoman Mia Love did not take Trump's utterances too lightly and released a statement addressing them. I have not read one of them that's inaccurate.

Democrats are demanding protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall. When you speak about chain migration, it hurts them personally.

But that assertion ignores the fact that the urgency in Congress to save DACA was created by his administration's decision to end the program.

While a group of bipartisan senators pitched a compromise on immigration, a source briefed on the meeting said the president grew frustrated, asking lawmakers, "Why do we want all these people from s***hole countries coming here?"

Trump seemed to deny making the remark, but multiple senators from both parties that were in the meeting either confirmed or did not dispute it.

U.S. President Donald Trump (right) listens as U.S. Senator Dick Durbin speaks during a bipartisan meeting with legislators on immigration reform at the White House in Washington on January 9, 2018.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, was also part of the Oval Office sitdown.

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In a series of Tweets early Friday, Trump admitted to using "tough" language but denied using the term "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries.

The United Nations on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump´s reported description of African nations and Haiti as "shithole" countries as "shocking and shameful", and "racist".

Senegal's foreign ministry also called in the US ambassador in Dakar to demonstrate its displeasure, a US State Department official said. Chris Van Hollen said he was "disgusted", while Sen. John McCain of Arizona declaring the comments counter to the very "essence of American patriotism".

Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, called the remarks "unfortunate" and "unhelpful".

"Generally, I prefer for network anchors to pose questions, rather than answer them", former CNN correspondent Frank Sesno said of cable news coverage.

Meanwhile, Twitter users were not impressed with the president's "shithead" explanation for the controversial remarks and lack of an apology.

"My grandmother used to say, 'Digame con quién caminas, y te diré quién eres.' 'Tell me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are, ' " said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, a country that shares the island with Haiti.