Donald Trump insists he is 'not racist' in wake of derogatory comments

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He's said he has "a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

According sources in the Oval Office meeting between Trump and lawmakers, the President referred to Africa, saying, "why do we want all these people from "s***hole countries" coming here?" "Why don't we get more people from Norway?"' Durbin said.

At this point, Cooper replayed the clip of Trump denying his racism. They worked hard, paid taxes, and rose from nothing to take care of and provide opportunities for their children. "It may not have been the best way to convey his position". "No more Lotteries! #AMERICA FIRST".

"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday". "I haven't seen or heard anyone anxious about it".

A senior official from Somalia, also on the U.S. list of TPS nations, told CNN that Trump's comments were unworthy of a response.

"I am telling you that he did not use that word". "It is not true". The president apparently alluded to African countries as "shithole nations".

To Democrats and some historians, there is little dispute given the president's own words and actions. "Not just once but repeatedly".

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, one of the six senators in the meeting with Trump on Thursday, supported Durbin's account. Although the United States has a complicated racial history, including slavery, segregation and persistent economic disparities between whites and minorities, Trump's most recent predecessors from both parties have used their position to promote equality and have endorsed immigration policies that brought millions of people from Africa and Latin America to the U.S. Senator Durbin has it. Senator Perdue does not.

Another Republican senator, Lindsey Graham of SC, weighed in but revealed little about what was or wasn't said.

Trump also made his first comments about the false ballistic missile alert sent out by Hawaiian authorities, more than a day after the mistaken alert sent residents into a panic.

The envoys have been instructed to emphasize areas of shared cooperation, which transcend any comments that may have been made by the President, officials said. "I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals". "Relations between South Africa and the United States, and between the rest of Africa and the United States, must be based on mutual respect and understanding", Monyela said.

I was hoping to coin the phrase "Shithole-gate", but it seems Politico beat me to it. I think they were unfortunate. There is no other word one can use but "racist". "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation", Perdue said on ABC's "This Week".

The president addressed the issue as he arrived for dinner at his private golf club with the House majority leader Kevin McCarthy of California. "I don't know in which context they were made", she said.

Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for African Union chief Moussa Faki, said Trump's comments were "clearly" racist. Absolutely. Do I think saying that means a person is racist? "That I can tell you", he told reporters.

"How did the president honor Dr. King?"

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who is in Atlanta this weekend being honored by The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, said "my soul has ached" during Trump's presidency. "He runs the country as a business", she said.

A confidant of Trump told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks.

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