Dick Durbin Was In The Room And Confirms Trump Made 'Shithole' Comments

Dick Durbin Was In The Room And Confirms Trump Made 'Shithole' Comments

The Republican president's comments were decried as racist by African and Haitian politicians, by the United Nations human rights office and by U.S. lawmakers from both major parties.

"The United States was built off of the backs of those who migrated from a wide array of countries", said Richardson, whose 43rd Assembly District in Brooklyn comprises large concentration of Haitians and people of African descent.

In a private White House meeting on Thursday (Jan. 11), President Donald Trump reportedly remarked that Haiti and African nations are "sh*thole countries".

After the meeting, the White House said Trump wanted a deal to include funding for border security, limitations on family-based immigration and an end to the diversity visa lottery program.

Republican lawmakers who were in the Thursday meeting generally sidestepped questions about precisely what Trump said.

New York Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler and his Louisiana colleague Cedric Richmond said on Friday that they will introduce a resolution next week to censure Trump over his reported remarks. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, said they "do not recall the President saying these comments specifically".

The language came after lawmakers discussed restoring protections for immigrants living in Haiti and Africa than from places like Norway.

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Whoa. I've never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United States.

Akufo-Addo's comments follow a strongly worded African Union statement yesterday and a demand from African ambassadors at the United Nations for a retraction and an apology.

It was first reported by the Washington Post that Trump had called some nations on the continent 'shithole countries'. DACA protects from deportation the almost 800,000 immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

And Haiti's US ambassador told the BBC that Haitians are not "simply immigrants who come here to take advantage of the U.S". Trump ended the program and finding a legislative solution is a key issue in negotiations between the White House and congressional Democrats on immigration policy.

Their statement came after the president tweeted Friday morning that the description of his remarks was not accurate. They are doing nothing to fix DACA. "Too bad!" Trump tweeted as he arrived at his private golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. The White House team of doctors did not indicate what tests they performed during the exam or whether Mr Trump, 71, was taking medications. It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum - Out of Many, One.

Miller is widely viewed in the Senate as an obstacle to a deal who's supplied the president with an unrealistic expectation of what Democrats would accept, according to three people familiar with the talks. "This is the real face of Donald Trump - the face of hate, racism". "He said those hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly", Senator Richard J. Durbin of IL, who was in the room, said Friday. "There is no other word you can use but "racist".

Or I could tell you about the singular, oppressive narrative the media trots out when talking about Haiti, the one about an island mired in poverty and misery, the one about AIDS, the one about a country plagued by natural and man-made disasters, because these are the stories people want to hear, the stories that make Haiti into a pitiable spectacle instead of the proud, complicated country it is.

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