'Are you a racist?' Donald Trump questioned over 's***hole' remarks

  • 'Are you a racist?' Donald Trump questioned over 's***hole' remarks

'Are you a racist?' Donald Trump questioned over 's***hole' remarks

The Post said that Trump rejected a bipartisan bill that would have restored protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and a handful of African countries.

The US leader prompted a wave of indignation on Thursday in reported remarks, made to US Senators and Congressmen when he said "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

Trump tweets: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

Lawmakers inside the meeting quoted Trump saying "Why do we want all these people from s***hole countries coming here?" following up with suggesting the USA should instead bring more people from countries like Norway.

Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., one of the lawmakers who attended the meeting, said publicly in comments to reporters and in a subsequent written statement on Friday that Trump's denial was false.

A prominent evangelical supporter of President Donald Trump's is standing by him after Trump used a vulgarity to describe African countries. Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.

Conservative host Tucker Carlson defended Trump's "s***hole" statements saying, "Those places are risky, they're dirty, they're corrupt, and they're poor, and that's the main reason those immigrants are trying to come here".

NAKASEC joined other groups in calling for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act to be attached to the federal budget vote, in lieu of a massive reform bill that would include cuts to other aspects of the USA immigration system.

The president also wants to limit what he and many proponents of slashing legal immigration call "chain migration", the process by which Americans and legal permanent residents can sponsor certain family members for green cards.

Others shared pictures of their attractive continent, saying that it wasn't the "shithole" Mr Trump reportedly said it was.

"Diversity has always been our strength, not our weakness", Graham said.

Trump denied he ever said "anything derogatory" about the people of Haiti.

African politicians and diplomats have been put in an awkward position by Mr Trump's remarks, with some hesitating to jeopardise their relationships with the United States as others came out and labelled him a racist.

"We were hoping for that, but the president is not prepared to do that at this moment", Durbin said. "I'll take a downtrodden Haitian, Salvadoran or African who hungers for and will defend freedom and opportunity in America over a privileged bigot who'd sell our liberty to the highest bidder any day", he said.

After the January 12, 2010 natural disaster, the USA came to Haiti's assistance and was the largest provider of aid.

Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "shithole countries" after triggering worldwide outrage.

I know the bipartisan proposal discussed at the White House can get a lot of support from both sides.

"As someone from South Shithole, Trevor is deeply offended by the president's remarks", The Daily Show tweeted of its South African-born host, Trevor Noah. Most of all, it's not what a president should believe. "Haiti has long history with the United States, dating back to the American Revolutionary War, (during which) 500 heroic Haitians volunteered to fight alongside the American troops for America's independence".

"Any alleged comments by the President in a (n) immigration meeting are best responded to by the the White House". The problem with these comments is not thewords the president used to convey his message - another question he reportedly asked at the same meeting, "Why do we need more Haitians", was just as racist and offensive.