US President Donald Trump sought yesterday to quell a global firestorm over his reported denunciation of immigration from "sh**hole countries" - a slur slammed at home and overseas as racist.
According to two sources, at Thursday's meeting Trump questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries".
The comments were "clearly" racist, Kalondo said, but stressed the U.S. was "much stronger than the sum total of one man".
In the wake of Trump's comments, attention has shifted away from the contents of a proposed DACA deal to a statement many view as racist. "I don't think it's acceptable", she said in Davenport. "I hate saying that, but I can say that now". My experience with the President has been that he's not a racist. In using the same label, CNN's Don Lemon asked, "How many examples do you need of this?" But the White House later rejected it, plunging the issue back into uncertainty just eight days before a deadline that threatens a government shutdown.
Trump has said he will end the program in March unless Congress acts - and also authorizes strict border enforcement measures, too.
You would be surprised, or maybe you wouldn't be, at how much time during the day when you're responding to repeated media inquiries how much time they spend a day on that kind of stuff.
"His vision seems to not only be less immigration but more high-skilled", Selee said of Trump, "and that may be the system we're already getting". The distinction is important to Sharpton. Dr. Jackson performed President Barack Obama's last few presidential check-ups. Joni Ernst of Iowa said the senator could not verify the vulgarity but "she would not agree' with it".
For some Trump advisers and for many Republican elected officials, there is an nearly automatic reaction to turn away when things like this occur, either to pretend what happened did not happen or to dismiss them as a president blowing off steam, like somebody ranting in a bar.
The election of Donald Trump energized white supremacists both in America and around the world.
But aside from that word, what the president said was a big, big deal, something that can't be ignored.
The has made no attempt to deny Mr Trump's remarks about immigrants from "s***hole countries". He believes it stems from people considering it a fixed identity, when that's not necessarily the case. Durbin said people who would be allowed to stay in the USA included those who had fled here after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti. Calls racist language heartbreaking. But he has gotten some blow-back there.
President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for stalled immigration negotiations amid backlash over vulgar comments he made in the Oval Office while meeting with lawmakers this week.
"In the course of (Trump's) comments, he said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist", the IL senator said Friday. It's no wonder Fox News hosts have defended the comment.
His press office characterized his statement as being about "DACA" rather than about Trump, indicating Graham's desire not to fan the flames more than necessary.
But, in addition to the reports from multiple news outlets about the language used by the president, Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin confirmed the president's remarks.
He said the bill was a step backwards because it would force the United States "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly". "Journalists can, and probably will, note that "critics say" his remarks have a racist connotation".
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell wondered where some of his colleagues had been.
For African-Americans particularly, this latest insult from Trump felt like whiplash. If he meant it to be racial I don't agree with him. "You kept booking him for more interviews".