Trump denies "shithole countries" comments

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After lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, the president reportedly demanded to know why the U.S. should accept immigrants from "shithole countries", rather than - for instance - wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway.

The Washington Post reported the president grew frustrated Thursday during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers about a bipartisan immigration deal.

The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has demanded an apology from Donald Trump, after the U.S. president reportedly aimed a racist remark at some Caribbean nations and Africa.

On Thursday, Trump was in a private meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration when those who attended said he questioned why the us would accept more people from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway. Richard Durbin of IL, the lone Democrat present in the Oval Office at the time, said Trump's denial was false and the president had said things that were "hate-filled, vile and racist".

President Trump speaks to the media as he meets with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the Oval Office on January 10. Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question.

Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country.

Haiti's ambassador in Washington has also asked for an apology, as Trump reportedly specifically questioned the protections granted to Haitian immigrants after the natural disaster.

In 2016, in response to a question about then-candidate Trump's views on immigration and his intention to build a wall along the USA border with Mexico, Francis said a man with such views was "not Christian". "This is particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity".

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?" White House officials did not dispute the account. "I use those words advisedly". Dr. Rodney Charitable is a design engineer in the defense industry and a Haitian immigrant who said the portrayal of his country is offensive.

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"The language used by me at the Daca meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump wrote in a series of tweets, referring to the program to protect young undocumented immigrants who were illegally brought into the country as children.

"We are here to tell President Trump, Haiti is not what he called it", she said.

In the United States, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) described Trump's comments as "a low mark for this president" and "a low point for our nation". 'The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel.

"Dr. King advocated for the world we still demand - where the sacred rights of all Americans are protected. and our limits and our opportunities are defined not by the colour of our skin, but by the content of our character", Trump said.

"I think it's going to go very well", the president earlier predicted.

Earlier, El Salvador sent a note of protest to the United States government condemning Trump's alleged remarks. The Dems will threaten "shutdown", but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most.

DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children from deportation.

The video shows Trump saying nothing as he exits the room.

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