U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied a derogatory comment that he is alleged to have made against some Central American and African countries that triggered an worldwide outrage for its racist undertones.
The remarks, which where confirmed by Sen.
More and more countries and organizations are joining the worldwide chorus of condemnation of President Trump's racially-charged comments while speaking to lawmakers in the Oval Office on Thursday. He then reportedly asked why the United States didn't bring in more immigrants from a country like Norway.
Trump denied on Friday using such derogatory language, but he was widely condemned in many African countries and in Haiti and El Salvador, and by global rights organisations.
Young recalls the leader of the Haitian Revolution keeping the US and France from going to war in the late 1700s.
In 2016, in response to a question about then-candidate Trump's views on immigration and his intention to build a wall along the United States border with Mexico, Francis said a man with such views was "not Christian".
"This is very much a vile and disgusting comment coming from the president of the United States", he added. "And he said them repeatedly". "It's frightening to have someone in the White House with this kind of ignorance and lack of compassion". "There is no other word you can use but "racist".
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"Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin", Hatch added. Friday morning, Trump took to Twitter to say the language he used at the meeting "was tough", but insisted the words being reported "was not the language used".
Thousands of African and Haitian immigrants call North Texas home, and many were shocked and disappointed in the comments.
The President is in "excellent health, and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday", he said in a short statement.
The President has since denied the comments; however, following Trump's denial, Sen.
Durbin noted that Graham confronted the president about his remarks.
DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.
"Why do we need more Haitians?"
Trump has impugned the integrity of an American-born judge with Mexican heritage, saying he should not decide an unrelated case because of Trump's proposed wall between the us and Mexico.