GOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slur

GOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slur

GOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slur

In 2016, in response to a question about then-candidate Trump's views on immigration and his intention to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, Francis said a man with such views was "not Christian".

The alleged remarks were said to have also been made in reference to Haiti and El Salvador. There is no PC language in the president's world. Will this affect those travel bans and other policies that are before the courts?

The U.S. president reportedly made the comment during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Thursday. President Obama, whose father was from Kenya, has not responded.

At an event on Friday at the White House, Trump honored the memory of Martin Luther King Jr, the civil-rights era activist who was slain in 1968. "Made up by Dems", Trump tweeted. Trump wrote, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), whom Durbin said had voiced objection to Trump's comments during the meeting, issued a statement that did not dispute the remarks. A year earlier, Bornstein said in a December 2015 letter: "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

Botswana summoned the US ambassador to the country to "clarify if Botswana is regarded as a 's***hole' country", according to a foreign ministry statement calling Trump's comments "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist". Yes, it has economic issues and poverty.

NKorea's EMP satellite bomb could "shut down the infrastructure" of the United States.

"A racist is not who a person is", he said. Day, which is Monday.

Durbin said that despite Trump's rejection of the bipartisan deal he would introduce it as legislation next week and work on getting Democratic and Republican support for passage.

Presidential aide Marc Short said the White House was nowhere near a bipartisan deal on immigration. He gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix. "We're going to do DACA, and then we can start immediately on the phase two, which would be comprehensive", Trump said.

I'm not basing my skepticism on the authorship of this statement on the 'Trumpiness' of the statement itself. Durbin and other lawmakers want the immigration measure to be attached to a must-do bill to fund the government beyond that date.

But Trump on Friday insisted the reports were inaccurate.

"While expressing shock, dismay and outrage, the African Union strongly believes there's a huge misunderstanding of the African continent and its people by the current administration".

The group "is concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the US administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color", it said.

Democrats seized on Trump's latest slur to suggest he is anti-immigrant or worse.

When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Mr Durbin said the president replied: "We don't need more Haitians".

"I was pissed when I saw what he said".

For those who might like to explore the issue further, this piece from GOP.com, entitled "How the Clintons Hurt Haiti", documents the Haiti / Clinton scandal piece by piece using mainstream media source links.

The African Union continental body told The Associated Press it was frankly alarmed by Trump's comments.

A number of slogans were also projected onto the building.

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