Representative Walker Reacts To President Trump's Comments

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Durbin maintains that he heard the comments firsthand, as do other sources.

"Like all Americans who embrace decency and the values of diversity and inclusion, and who celebrate what made America great in the first place, I'm appalled by these latest comments of President Donald Trump regarding Haitians and people of African nations", Pugh said in a statement.

He doesn't deny that Trump possibly used the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and Africa, but he believes it's been taken out of context. "After unilaterally moving to end DACA and upend the lives of 800,000 young immigrants, including more than 41,000 in Illinois, Trump is resorting to offensive tactics to score a political win with his base".

Q. "If [President Trump] did in fact say what's being alleged, how would that stack up against... incendiary comments that other presidents have made?"

Graham continued: 'The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe. "Africa and the black race deserve the respect and consideration of everyone", said Senegalese President Macky Sall in a tweet.

Now Haitians and other immigrants are urging compassion from the USA leader.

Republican senators Tom Cotton and David Purdue also attended the meeting.

Love, a Republican representing Utah's 4th District, said her parents proudly took the oath of allegiance to the United States and took on all the responsibilities that come with being citizens when they immigrated from Haiti.

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Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., second from left, and Sen. She said the president's remark was "obviously disheartening" but presented an opportunity "to rise above it and say, 'I'm going to be an example of kindness, of compassion'". I was very proud of him. It took courage for what he did.

The White House did not respond to requests for comment about how the president's comments have shifted talks with Congress.

The remark was reportedly in reference to people from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

"I know the bipartisan proposal discussed at the White House can get a lot of support from both sides".

He also said he appreciated Durbin's statements, and he remains committed to a bipartisan solution to keep Dreamers in the country.

"What he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest". "We are a nation of immigrants, and a nation built on the backs of hard-working men and women from ALL over the world".

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, also a Republican, said he wanted more details of the president's comments.

Trump's relationship with lawmakers on the Hill has seen many low points already in his first year as president, but 2018 already seems to be finding new ground.

We shouldn't be evaluating immigrants on the basis of what they can do for us.

"Haitians slap your hand hard when they shake it". Trump allegedly made them during a DACA meeting with lawmakers at the White House on Thursday. "This is not the only time", said Dr. Peter Ndiang'ui of the African Network.

Ryan made his remark Friday at a public forum at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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