Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

A day later, Lindsey Graham breaks public silence on Trump's 'shithole' remarks

A day later, Lindsey Graham breaks public silence on Trump's 'shithole' remarks

However, Trump has denied using the vulgar expression reported, although admitted his language was "tough". "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" the president tweeted.

The New York Times later reported the same comment, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the meeting. It's a dignity many in this White House could learn from.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, who was in the meeting, told reporters Friday that Trump did in fact say those words and that he "said them repeatedly".

In recounting the meeting, Durbin suggested that Trump's "shitholes" slur was aimed at African nations.

Paul Altidor, Haiti's ambassador to Washington, said it was distressing that attention was drawn to the president's reported comments on Friday, the eighth anniversary of a massive quake believed to have killed 220,000 people on the island, which should be a day of remembrance. She said they are hurting prospects for a bipartisan agreement on immigration.

After the meeting with the group of Senators and Congressmen, a White House statement attacked "certain Washington politicians", saying they "choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people".

"Why are we having all these people from sh****le countries come here", Trump reportedly said. "I've not read one of them that was inaccurate".

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Scott - who continues to deny the science behind climate change and has - is challenging Sen. Nelson dismissed Zinke's decision Tuesday as a "political stunt".

The counsel general of Haiti in Miami told Local 10 News on Friday that he is shocked and outraged about President Donald Trump's alleged controversial remark about Haiti. The comments, allegedly made by Trump, have also prompted widespread accusations of racism and disrespect towards other nations.

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While condemning Trump's comment, one South Sudanese immigrant said the majority of Africans who come to the USA are hardworking and are looking to make a better life for themselves.

In Geneva, UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said "These are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States. You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "s...holes", whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said.

"Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?" he asked, before suggesting he preferred the USA take in immigrants from countries like Norway.

Reacting to the comment in a tweet posted at 6:56 p.m. Mr Mahama expressed shock over the United States president's action and charged the African Union (AU) to condemn same.

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