Made up by Dems. During a 2016 campaign event in Miami, he said "the Haitian people deserve better" and told the audience of Haitian-Americans he wanted to "be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion". "Probably should record future meeting - unfortunately no trust".
Lisa Murkowski stated Friday that President Donald Trump's description of African nations as "shithole nations" during a meeting to discuss immigration legislation "doesn't reflect who we are as a country".
But Durbin, the Senate' s No. 2 Democrat, said the comments about Haiti were made directly at him.
"As a human, when people say that, I don't think that's what we expect from the President of the United States to talk about another ethnicity". You know what you can do?
"Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?"
The President has since denied the comments; however, following Trump's denial, Sen.
Despite the hurt, she said the immigrant community is a tough one.
"He said, 'Haitians. Do we need more Haitians?' Then he went on and started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure".
In November, the Trump administration rescinded deportation protection granted to almost 60,000 Haitians after the 2010 natural disaster and told them to return home by July 2019. But I can not believe in the history of the White House in that office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.
The statement concludes, "The African Union Mission condemns the comments in the strongest terms and demands a retraction of the comment as well as an apology to not only to the Africans but to all of people of African descent around the globe".
Sen. Pat Toomey distanced himself from the remarks, saying in a statement he hopes the president retracts the suggestion, attributed to him, that America should not want immigrants from countries which he was accused of describing disparagingly.
In the USA, both Republican and Democratic politicians have condemned Trump's remarks, while the United Nations has called Trump's words "racist".