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Senator confirms Trump's 'shithole' remark, says there was so much more

13 Janvier 2018

Trump on Friday denied using certain "language", but didn't offer more specifics. He went on to criticize the immigration deal, saying: "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!".

The Washington Post first reported the comments Thursday. And it prompted senators who were present at the meeting to answer questions Friday about their recollections of the startling remarks.

"We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties", Duarte said, adding that much like their African counterparts, millions of USA citizens were affected by problems such as unemployment. He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly'. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

Graham, who attended the meeting where Trump was said to have used the profanity, did not confirm it in his remarks. But two immigration hard-liners, Republican Sens.

Francois came to Orlando from Haiti in 1983 and says to hear what President Trump said about her country hurt.

In Haiti, on the eighth anniversary of a devastating natural disaster that killed about 220,000 people, the government also summoned the top U.S. diplomat for an explanation, while the Haitian ambassador to Washington called for an apology.

Sen. Richard "Dick" Durbin, responds to a question about the Cairo housing crisis, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, during the Paul Simon Institute's 20th anniversary at the Hiram H. Lesar Law Building auditorium.

"My grandmother used to say, 'Digame con quién caminas, y te diré quién eres.' 'Tell me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are, ' " said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, a country that shares the island with Haiti.

CBS News reports that the Haitian government promptly summoned charge d'affairs Robin Diallo, the top US diplomat in the country, to respond to the comments.

In a series of tweets early Friday, Trump denied using the phrase. Many have pleaded the POTUS' case, too, suggesting repeatedly that his election was not about racism but, wasn't it? "That was the nature of this conversation". But then, the president denigrated immigrants from Africa, Haiti, and El Salvador and shot down a bipartisan immigration agreement made in the Senate.

Trump attracted worldwide condemnation for comments made while discussing a bipartisan immigration deal during a meeting on January 11, reports The Guardian. In addition, he just completed his routine physical exam and the results concerning his health are good news for Trump.

"Those places are unsafe, dirty, they're corrupt and they're poor and that's the main reason those immigrants are trying to come here, and you would too if you lived there".

But on his MSNBC show, Boston-born presenter Lawrence O'Donnell said: "My people came from what Donald Trump would call a shithole country".

"He continued: "....countries which are doing badly.

"When you're doing that well and you have that many accomplishments, don't you want people to be talking about your accomplishments?" We're better than this, ' Biden tweeted Friday morning.

"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.

He tweeted a convoluted denial on Friday in an attempt to quell outrage both at home and overseas.

Senator confirms Trump's 'shithole' remark, says there was so much more