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

Trump denies using racist slur on African countries

The remarks, Durbin said, were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".

Trump denied in a pair of tweets on Friday that he made the comment, but referred to Haiti as a "very poor and troubled country". Take them out, ' though he denies speaking disparagingly about Haitians.

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.

Many in the Haitian community are asking the president to change his tune.

While campaigning in 2016, Trump came to Little Haiti and told a small group of Haitian Americans that he wanted to be their "biggest champion". "Why do we want all these people from s--hole countries?"

"If he talks like that, he kills their morale", Maina said.

"I don't think there's any apologizing out of this", the Chicago Democrat said of Trump.

Although House Speaker Paul Ryan did not go as far as Democrats in criticizing the president, even he acknowledged that the remark from the leader of his party was "unfortunate" and "unhelpful".

He ignored her, and she asked the same question again.

Then, Durbin said that the president began to describe immigration from Africa that would be protected under the bipartisan proposal. And she called on Trump to apologize to the American people.

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Chris Van Hollen said he was "disgusted" and Sen.

And despite the president's opposition, Durbin said lawmakers still plan to vote on a plan reforming DACA next week. We also, as a government, as a people, to open our arms. In exchange, Durbin said people would be allowed to stay in the US who fled here after disasters hit their homes in places including El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti.

Word leaked out after a meeting on immigration between Trump and members of Congress that he had strongly objected to the idea of accepting immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

Clinton, who was defeated by Trump in the presidential election, took the opportunity to hit back on social media tweeting: "The anniversary of the devastating quake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America's commitment to helping our neighbors", Clinton said. JB Pritzker, a Democrat running for IL governor, released the following statement Friday: "I've said it before and I'll say it again: Donald Trump is a racist and a xenophobe who has never had the dignity to be in the White House", said JB Pritzker.

"Instead, we're subjected to Trump's ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn't look like him". But he attracts a disproportionate share of racists to support him. "The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel", he said. "Most of us have assimilated, raised our kids here and are contributing and doing well".

"They work hard and want the best for their kids". We have worked on these different mission trips, we love the people from all countries.

President Donald Trump greets Sen.

"The president's measure of human beings, immigrants or otherwise, is un-American".

"Reports of recent disparaging remarks about African countries and Haiti have aroused great concern". The administration also recently ended protections for El Salvador, Nicaragua and Sudan, among others.

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