"First stop would be Osu Castle, Elmina Castle, and the over 40 Forts that detained about 30 million slaves, beaten and shipped out like sardine cans and then I will tell you the history of Africa and why people like you made that a "shithole" continent".
"If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency", Bornstein wrote. He did not specifically deny using the word "shithole".
"The idea that if you're from a country that is a failing country, that somehow predicts or forecloses you from being able to succeed as an immigrant, I've never heard of anything like that", Meissner said.
Paul G. Altidor, Haiti's ambassador to the United States, said Haitian officials "vehemently condemn" Trump's comments, which he said were based on stereotypes. Jackson, who also provided care for President Barack Obama and became a White House physician in 2006, is expected to provide a detailed readout of the exam on Tuesday and answer questions from reporters.
Trump's comments also reveal that this basic truth is shaping the White House's policy stances in the current immigration debate, something that is also being obscured with all sorts of rhetorical trickery.
However, some senators have debunked Trump's response.
Haiti's ambassador to the US, Paul Altidor, said on Friday the president's reported remarks were particularly unwelcome coming on the eighth anniversary of the quake which killed more than 200,000 people on the Caribbean island.
Late past year, Trump's administration put an end to a temporary residency program given to Haitian immigrants, permitting 60,000 Haitian citizens to live and work in the USA safely after a magnitude-7 quake in 2010.
The president's reference to African "sh**hole" countries and reported resistance to more immigration from Haiti felt like a tipping point in the number of people willing to call HIM a racist, rather than say his words or actions exhibited racism.
The administration announced past year that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed almost 60,000 Haitians to live and work in the U.S.in the wake of a devastating 2010 natural disaster. Trump met this week with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Allowing immigrants to bring over relatives is what Trump and other Republicans now refer to as "chain migration", and it is something they want to end. But Trump has said so many things on so many occasions that have rubbed the raw edges of race in America that they have raised the larger question.
In a statement on Friday, Graham reiterated standard pro-immigration, pro-amnesty talking points, claiming he almost reprimanded Trump after he allegedly made the comment.
After an emergency session to discuss Mr Trump's remarks, a group of 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour". He asserted that there were good people on both sides of a white supremacist rally and counterprotest that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va.
On Friday night's episode of CNN Tonight, Don Lemon once again tackled President Trump's "shithole" remark. But it wasn't just Democrats objecting.
The Haitian government says in a statement that "these insulting and reprehensible statements in no way reflect the virtues of wisdom, restraint and discernment that must be cultivated by any high political authority". She said, "This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation" and called on Trump to apologize to the American people "and the nations he so wantonly maligned".
The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the conversation.
"Trump is absolutely right", said Mamady Traore, a 30-year-old sociologist in Guinea. "Do we need more Haitians?"
The agreement that Durbin and Sen.
The group's mission in Washington DC expressed its "shock, dismay and outrage" and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. For decades, he has described US cities with substantial black and Latino populations - in particular, Chicago - in the same derogatory language he used on Thursday.
On Friday, several black supporters and advisers to Trump vouched for his commitment to the black community after a White House event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
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