The African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, issued a blistering statement demanding that President Donald Trump retract and apologize for comments referring to African nations as "shitholes".
Sen. Cheryl Kagan, who addressed Trump's comments on the Senate floor in Annapolis, said almost a third of Montgomery County's 1.1 million people come from other countries.
The document stressed that Cuba joins the strong rejection that these statements have arouse around the world, and expresses its most heartfelt solidarity with all the offended countries.
President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.
The on-again, off-again effort to decide the future of nearly 800,000 undocumented youths in the United States swung wildly from Thursday to Friday, with one of the top Republicans in Congress calling President Donald Trump's reported use of an expletive to disparage some immigrants' home countries "unfortunate" and "unhelpful".
Instead, Cuomo lauded the United States for welcoming all "no matter what race, what color, what creed, what income level, what education level", and as an experiment that's worked well.
As for one of the most resonant and credible reactions to Trump's statements, it came from someone else in his party.
Trump took to Twitter on Friday to deny using the vulgar term during a White House meeting Thursday on immigration. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told The Post and Courier of Charleston that Graham had related Trump's remarks to him after the meeting, and he called news reports about them "basically accurate" based on that account.
The Senate group has been working for months to craft legislation that would protect 700,000 children who were brought to the United States as illegal immigrants and later given protection from deportation under a programme known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
She suggested that Trump's comments are getting so much attention because lawmakers are trying to deflect away from their lack of progress on comprehensive immigration reform.
"We should have more people from Norway", Trump allegedly said. Using them, he said, implies that Latin American people are "worth nothing".
Some of Maryland's Democratic state senators condemned President Donald Trump's comments about immigrants on Friday. "The president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday". "A racist is a racist in all sense of the word".
I am shocked by the words of President Trump on Haiti and Africa. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel.