In particular the Salvadoran and Haitian communities make positive contributions to Long Island and America. "It's profoundly disappointing to hear someone in that office use that language". But, he added, "I also understand the president is not a career politician, and may say things that aren't politically incorrect".
Trump has impugned the integrity of an American-born judge with Mexican heritage, saying he should not decide an unrelated case because of Trump's proposed wall between the USA and Mexico.
In Atlanta, at the congregation once led by King, the Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church and other faith leaders planned a news conference to condemn Trump's "vile and racist" remarks made on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Trump mentioned Norway in derogatory comments about other countries of migration as USA senators briefed him on Thursday on a newly drafted bipartisan immigration bill, according to two sources who asked not to be identified. "President Trump is clearly more concerned with ending the future flow of immigrants from Africa and the African diaspora than providing relief to DREAMers [undocumented immigrants who arrived as youths] who came here through no fault of their own". "He said those hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly", Senator Richard J. Durbin of IL, who was in the room, said Friday.
In a meeting last fall, the president apparently said that a female intelligence expert should be assisting the U.S.in its negotiations with North Korea purely because of her Korean heritage, NBC News reported.
"When we see fundamental indecency and immorality, especially in high places, we need to stand up and SAY SOMETHING", he tweeted.
On Friday, Trump cast doubt on the accuracy of that quote and others from the meeting. Decades after Wilson left office, President Richard Nixon made inflammatory comments about blacks, Jews and others in private discussions, including saying, "Do you know maybe one black country that's well run?"
The government of Botswana asked the U.S. government to clarify if Botswana was regarded as a "shithole country" and called his comments "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist". House Republican Mia Love from Utah, who is the daughter of Haitian immigrants, released a statement demanding an apology from Trump.
Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians ... he said, 'Hatians?"
"We're not going to take it from Mr. Trump".
And it prompted senators who were present at the meeting to answer questions Friday about their recollections of the startling remarks.
The ambassador said he doesn't believe Trump's remark reflects the views of the American public and that he has been "bombarded by emails from the American public apologizing" for their president's "regrettable" comment.
Graham - one of the most notable Republican advocates for both hawkish national security positions and protections for young undocumented immigrants - had recently backed off criticism of Trump as he pushed for his policy goals.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Trump used the word "shithole" during a meeting on immigration reform to refer to African countries and Haiti.
But instead of winning Trump's support, as they had expected, the president launched into a broadside against immigration from Haiti and Africa.
El Salvador, also facing an end to protected status for its 200,000 citizens living in the United States, sent a formal letter of protest to the USA government over the comments. The embassy in South Africa said the United States "deeply respects" the people of Africa, and "there has been no change in our dedication to partners & friends across the continent". I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.
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