Are we also a 'shithole'? Botswana asks US

  • Are we also a 'shithole'? Botswana asks US

Are we also a 'shithole'? Botswana asks US

Trump is quoted to have said: "Why do we want all these people from Africa here?"

"The Dems will threaten "shutdown", but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most".

"If the Republican leadership has a better alternative, bring it forward", Durbin said.

The president later tweeted that "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

"In the course of our reporting yesterday we took the comments we were going to report directly to the White House, told them exactly what we were going to say", reporter Josh Dawsey said.

"The president calling #Haiti a "shithole country" ignores the contributions thousands of Haitians have made to our #SoFla community and nation", Ros-Lehtinen posted on Twitter. From there, the president asked by the USA couldn't work to let in more immigrants from Norway instead.

"In the course of [Trump's] comments, he said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist", he told reporters in IL, according to USA Today.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a statement. He also suggested his future meetings with lawmakers be recorded.

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, a frequent Trump critic, said the president's comment "smacks of blatant racism, the most odious and insidious racism masquerading poorly as immigration policy".

The US President reportedly used that term during a meeting in reference to people from Africa and Haiti, according to CNN.

Trump had tweeted Friday morning denying he used that specific word.

Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians ... he said, 'Hatians?"

Carlson said that Trump may have created a panic because he inadvertently raised questions that our leaders don't want to answer: Who exactly are we importing into our country?

Others asked whether the president had, in fact, used the word "shithole" to refer to the countries.

Among other things, the deal would include a 12-year path for citizenship for Dreamers but would end the visa lottery system that Trump has routinely criticized.

In a statement, the White House didn't deny the comments, but instead made a decision to highlight Trump's immigration stance.