"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump insisted in a series of Friday morning tweets. It also reinforces the concerns that we hear every day, that the President's slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again. Durbin thought it would just be the senators and Trump in the room.
Durbin, a key negotiator in DACA talks, recounted the meeting on MSNBC Friday, saying, "He said, 'Haitians".
"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. "Made up by Dems", Trump wrote. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" The Washington Post said that during the meeting he said immigrants from Haiti should be left out of any new agreement approved by Congress.
Labossiere was among Haitians and Africans in the Bay Area and around the world who swiftly called Trump out for his comments, calling them blatantly racist. "I do not think this way, nor do I agree with this kind of sentiment", Gov. Rick Scott said.
Responding to a December 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, California, he proposed a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on". "That's not how a president behaves", Simpson said.
But it is not enough for our nation's leaders, on both sides of the aisle, to denounce Trump's words. "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit US resources". During a bipartisan meeting on immigration in the Oval Office, the lump of half-baked clay 60 million people voted for referred to some countries being discussed as "shitholes".
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Trump made the remark in the Oval Office as two lawmakers described details to him of a bipartisan compromise among six senators that would extend protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and strengthen border protections.
"Like all countries, Haiti is a collection of people: it's rich and poor, well-educated and not, good and bad", he said. "He does so much, not only for this country, but also for his home country". Trump met this week with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
The White House has not disputed the report.
The U.S. president's remark was "particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity", she said.
He has characterized Mexican immigrants as "rapists", repeatedly questioned the loyalty of Muslim immigrants, denounced NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem in protest at police brutality against African Americans, and made questionable comments about a violent white supremacist rally.