Defenders of Donald Trump say his "shithole countries" remark regarding people from Africa, Haiti and other nations was just Trump being Trump - the president may have used salty language, but it's really just his way of saying the United States should have a merit-based immigration system like Canada's.
Global reactions have continued to U.S. President Donald Trump's description of El Salvador, Haiti and a number of African countries as "shithole countries" during a meeting with legislators on January 11.
On Friday, Cotton and Perdue issued a statement saying they did not recall the "sh-hole" comment. When pressed about Trump's use of vulgarity, she responded by presenting a thorough overview of the policy argument that Trump, in her view, had attempted to make. He said Durbin and Republican Sen.
Rep. Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, called the President's comments last week in the Oval Office meeting with bipartisan Senators "certainly racist". Graham said he told Trump at the time how he felt about his comments. However, one of the Republican Senators who attended the meeting today claimed that Trump never used that word. "And in a defense of Senator Graham, his strong words repeated exactly the words used by the President, which you can not remember".
"I've lost all trust in Durbin", Trump said.
Several people who were at the meeting last week or familiar with the discussions, said Trump disparaged those countries in vulgar, racially tinged terms.
Trump made that declaration in the wake of his recent comments about Haiti and African countries.
Democrats have condemned Trump's remarks as "racist", a charge Sanders rejected as "outrageous". He said he helped Haitians who had been evacuated from the country off their airplane, get passports and provide them with "any immediate help they required".
"I think he has been clear, and I would certainly say undoubtedly the president will use ― continue to use ― strong language when it comes to this issue because he feels very passionately", Nielsen added.
"I do not believe DACA is dead", Nielsen said. The president, in the meeting, also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the USA, according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly. Avoid confirming or denying what the president might have said, referring to it instead as an "alleged comment". When Trump says he wants to bar Haitians and Africans, he aims to admit fewer black people.
"Lindsey - he meant well - but I said, 'Well, how many Republicans agree with this?'" Trump said.
The Illinois Democrat says he and a handful of other senators who crafted a bipartisan immigration deal are working to win over additional supporters.
Jackson said he would work with Trump on an exercise schedule and try to enlist first lady Melania Trump to get the President to eat better. Why did Chuck Schumer and all his colleagues come and beg Donald Trump for money?