Trump on Blast, Quoted as Resistant to Immigrants From 'Sh-thole Countries'

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Trump takes swipe at immigration 'from shithole countries'

Uganda's state minister for global relations, Henry Okello Oryem, called the remarks "unfortunate and regrettable" and hoped that heads of state will reply at an African Union summit later this month.

"First thing I thought about was my family - my family came from Ireland and came here and worked - the Irish were really looked down on", he added. CNN reporter Kaitlain Collins tweets that White House staff aren't concerned about the "shithole" comment, as they believe Trump's base will approve of it.

Trump spent Thursday evening making a flurry of calls to friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to the tempest, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation.

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Another Republican lawmaker, Sen.

Likewise, the Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced it would end protections more than 200,000 Salvadorans, and on Thursday the White House rejected a bipartisan immigration proposal, including a fix for people protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. James Lankford, R-Okla., said.

"Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?" the Washington Post reported the president saying, according to two sources. "Our immigration policy should reflect that truth, and our elected officials, including our President, should respect it". Graham and Durbin thought they would be meeting with Trump alone and were surprised to find immigration hard-liners such as Rep. "There's no room for racism in the Oval Office".

Her parents, she said, took an oath to their adopted country and "took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with".

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Alix Desulme, a city council member in North Miami, home to thousands of Haitian Americans, said the president's latest remarks were "disgusting".

Mr Trump's reported comments highlighted months of concerns about his lack of focus on Africa, including empty ambassadorial posts in key countries like South Africa, Egypt, Congo and Somalia. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on changes to the visa lottery program, according to an aide with knowledge of the meeting.

In a statement, the White House didn't deny the president made the remarks.

The White House on Thursday did not deny the president's alarming remarks, and instead defended Trump's stance on immigration and will to "fight for the American people".

Trump on Friday did not directly reference using the expletive, but insisted that the language was more generally "tough".

He said Trump used the most vulgar term "more than once". The New York Times reported in December that Trump said Haitian immigrants "all have AIDS", during a summer 2017 meeting about immigration.

He has claimed without evidence that Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, was not born in the U.S.; said Mexican immigrants were "bringing crime" and were "rapists"; and claimed there were "very fine people on both sides" after violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left a counter-protester dead.

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