How Republican Lawmakers Responded to Trump's Vulgar Immigration Remarks


Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats turn on Al Franken Minnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resign Democratic senator predicts Franken will resign Thursday MORE (D-Ill.), one of the lawmakers who attended the meeting, insisted Trump had used "hateful" language in the meeting, and said press reports quoting Trump as using the term "shithole" were accurate.

Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "shithole countries" after triggering worldwide outrage.

He then suggested that the USA bring more people from countries like Norway.

Mr Trump said the bipartisan immigration proposal is "a big step backwards" because it does not fund a wall along the Mexican border, and claimed it would force the U.S. "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".

Botswana also said it had summoned the USA ambassador to that country to "express its displeasure" and had asked him whether Botswana "is regarded as a "shithole" country".

Senegal's foreign ministry also called in the U.S. ambassador in Dakar to demonstrate its displeasure, a U.S. State Department official said.

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond and House Judiciary top Democrat Jerrold Nadler said they would seek to introduce a censure resolution against Trump next week.

On Friday morning, President Donald Trump denied calling Haiti a "shithole" country, tweeting that "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

Young recalls the leader of the Haitian Revolution keeping the US and France from going to war in the late 1700s.

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Akinwumi A. Adesina - the President of African Development Bank came out emotional to comment on President Trump's statement. Durbin said people who would be allowed to stay in the USA included those who had fled here after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti.

"I spoke with President Jovenel Moise about the issue, and, of course, the president condemns such language and he is shocked", Altidor remarked, adding that the U.S. charge d'affaires in Haiti had been summoned to explain the United States president's remarks.

Trump, according to Farris Jr., addressed the controversy during their brief meeting in the Oval Office.

The White House had made it clear that Trump's examination would not include a psychiatric test.

But he kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly". "Our African policies have changed very little of last several decades".

Trump tweeted a denial, saying he used tough language at the immigration reform meeting, but not 'sh**hole'. Lindsey Graham, who was also in the room, told him the reported comments are "basically accurate".

Trump's derogatory remarks cited by the Washington Post and New York Times were in reference to African countries and Haiti.

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", Colville told reporters in Geneva.