After lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, the president reportedly demanded to know why the United States should accept immigrants from "shithole countries", rather than - for instance - wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway.
In his meeting with a group of senators, Trump had questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s**thole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and others who had been briefed on the remarkable Oval Office conversation.
Trump tweeted Friday morning that he used "tough" language at the meeting, but not the reported vulgarity.
"If the White House will not deny the reports regarding the degradation of other nations and their peoples, it is necessary for the President to apologize immediately", said Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL).
Despite Trump's denial, one of the sponsors of the DACA deal who was present at the meeting, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), insisted the USA president indeed referred to the countries in question as "s***holes" multiple times during the gathering.
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During the meeting, Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa rather than places like Norway. "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist", Colville said. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!'
Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who was in the meeting, said Friday that Trump did say "these hateful things and he said them repeatedly".
The reports prompted outrage and accusations of racism from people in the usa and the rest of the world. Never said "take them out". In his message, Mahama referred to speech made by Trump to African leaders at the United Nations in September wherein in which he had praised their nations - but also mistakenly referred to a nonexistent country called "Nambia".
In less than 24 hours, President Donald Trump's reported comments about "shithole countries" reverberated around the world, prompting swift condemnation from the Haitian and Botswana governments. "We were shocked to hear comments made by President Donald Trump", Marleine Bastien said.
Trump's latest comments have sparked global outrage and have been widely condemned as racist and extremely offensive.
Haitians and Africans in Maryland say they don't think they should be written off. He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future.