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President Donald Trump denies vulgar comments about immigrants

13 Janvier 2018

Botswana strongly rebuked to President Donald Trump's reported comments about Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations being "shithole countries". Responding to the reports and Trump's declarations on the matter, the Central American country's foreign ministry said the president had "implicitly" accepted the use of "harsh terms detrimental to the dignity of El Salvador and other countries".

At a White House event during which he signed a proclamation to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Trump on Friday ignored shouted questions from a reporter who asked if is a "racist". Day, according to The Daily Beast.

The White House, in an initial statement, didn't deny the remarks, which remained unchallenged by the Trump administration until a pair of tweets from the President.

Graham has not said whether Durbin's comments were accurate. "I've not seen one of them that's inaccurate", Durbin said.

In one of several Twitter posts on Friday, Trump defended his stance on a bipartisan Senate immigration deal, but denied using the vulgar language ascribed to him. "It is not true".

"Mr Trump spits on the assassination of this black American icon, as well as on a whole generation of young people, black and white, who gave their lives in the civil rights movement", he said.

The remarks were revealed by Democrat Senator Dick Durbin and people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation.

Trump's racism has clearly driven his policy decisions during his first year in office - from his Muslim ban and his despicable treatment of DREAMers to his ruthless ramp-up of immigration raids and the callous termination of protections for Haitians and Salvadorans who fled natural disaster and violence.

Whoopi Goldberg said she could have possibly overlooked his remarks if he hadn't also said the United States needs more people from Norway. His move gave 59,000 people in the US 18 months to either return to Haiti or face deportation.

Sunny Hostin didn't sugarcoat it Friday morning on "The View", saying Donald Trump's latest controversial comments led to her realization that the president is a racist. There is no transcript or recording of that meeting. Do we need more Haitians?' And then he went on when we started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure.

Trump has repeatedly called for ending chain migration and replacing it with a legal immigration system that brings immigrants to the lower levels and based on their merit, English proficiency skills, and ability to readily assimilate to American culture. I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.

House speaker Paul Ryan described the comments as "unfortunate" and said he had been immediately reminded of his own Irish heritage.

President Donald Trump denies vulgar comments about immigrants