After sh*thole comment, reporter April Ryan asks Trump if he's racist

Lester Mason
January 14, 2018

He ignored her, and she asked the same question again.

Trump this week voiced frustration behind closed doors about people coming to the U.S. from what he said were "shithole countries", according to sources. "Kind of makes your skin crawl to hear him talk about Dr. Martin Luther King's values". Interfaith Breakfast in Chicago.

"In the course of his comments, (Trump) said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist", Durbin said.

Video: 'Mr President, are you a racist?' "I will give them better". "The president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday", White House doctor Ronny Jackson said in a statement. Trump asked during the meeting, the Washington Post reported. She said "It's incomprehensible that these words came out of the mouth of the president of the United States of America, a country that was founded on being free from discrimination and treating people fairly and having people come here, the land of the free".

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

Trump denied in a pair of tweets on Friday that he made the comment, but referred to Haiti as a "very poor and troubled country". But said Durbin, "sh**hole was the exact word used not once not twice but repeatedly".

For his part, Durbin told the president, "I raised the point If you exclude Haitians from this group of temporary protected people, the conclusion is obvious".

"I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians", the president said.

Pierre Labossiere was aghast when, during immigration discussions in the Oval Office Thursday, President Donald Trump questioned why the USA should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa, calling them "shithole countries".

A number of other African leaders, including from Uganda, South Africa and Botswana, have also reacted angrily to Trump's latest controversial remarks.

Another source familiar with the meeting said Mr Trump was questioning why the United States should take in unskilled labourers from the countries under discussion and should instead welcome immigrants from nations that can offer skilled workers. I want safety and security for our people.

Q. "Do you think that this is far and away more egregious than what [other presidents] said?"

Chris Van Hollen said he was "disgusted" and Sen. An utter embarrassment to our country & a direct attack on our founding principles.

But the 54 countries also thanked those Americans "from all walks of life who have condemned the remarks". And Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat from Naperville, on Friday called Trump's reference "disgusting, divisive (and) racist". While the president denies the wording of the comments, lawmakers who were inside the meeting insist he said them.

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