Trump Offers Vague Denial About Language on Immigrants

Angelo Anderson
January 13, 2018

"Mr. President, are you a racist?".

"Following comments by the President", Graham said in the statement, "I said my piece directly to him yesterday..." "He's demonstrated himself to be unfit, unknowledgeable about the history of this country and the history of contributions that immigrants, particularly Haitian immigrants, have made to this country".

With Friday being the eight year anniversary of the catastrophic natural disaster in Haiti, Jacques says it brings the conversation full circle - knowing many link those images of destruction and devastation, labeling the country, but he says it won't limit them.

Sen. Durbin said: 'In the course of his comments said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist.

The president's first Twitter post Friday morning did not address the language he used, but instead called the immigration deal that would protect undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children "a big step backwards". "Not just once but repeatedly", said Durbin.

CNN news host Anderson Cooper has hit out at President Trump in an emotional speech in defence of Haiti after reports Trump questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from "s***hole countries" in Africa.

In a discussion about immigration from African nations, Mr. Trump asked why he would want "all these people from shithole countries", according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.

Republican senators Tom Cotton and David Purdue also attended the meeting. Our AU Presidents must respond strongly to this insult.

He was there to learn more about their "Jobs On The Outside" Program which helps people with a criminal background find work.


House Speaker Paul Ryan called the president's remarks unfortunate and unhelpful.

"When it came to the issue of quote, chain migration, I said to the president, "Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?".

Mr Trump was said to have told them that instead of granting temporary residency to citizens of countries hit by natural disasters, war or epidemics, the U.S. should instead be taking in migrants from countries like Norway.

He did reportedly like the idea of more Norwegians, which was being branded as racist.

"I don't think there's any apologizing out of this", the Chicago Democrat said of Trump. Lindsey Graham, of SC, spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said.

In Guilford County alone - we had more than 600 refugees re-located here in 2014. The exact word used by the present.

"I have heard several different variations of what exactly was said".

He didn't appear that outraged over what some claim the president said, but he said it will be tough to keep his country's respect with such language.

"I'm not surprised at the sentiment expressed - it's consistent with what he's said - but that he would do that knowing the fury it would cause" did astound him.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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