Republican senators in Trump meeting say they don't recall 'shithole' comment

Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats turn on Al Franken Minnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resign Democratic senator predicts Franken will resign Thursday MORE (D-Ill.), came in an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.

Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who attended the meeting, said in a statement that they "do not recall the president saying these comments specifically".

Trump insisted Friday that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

The US leader then suggested the United States should welcome immigrants from places like Norway, whose prime minister met with Trump on Wednesday.

The president met on Thursday with Senators Lindsey Graham, Republican of SC, and Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of IL. And while it would be foolish to pretend some of these sorts of people aren't among Trump's base, that doesn't mean everyone else has to shut up and go along when the president tries to write national policy with ink tainted by their ideology. "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 said in a tweet from his office.

"In addition to being insulting to us, more importantly it's quite disrespectful and insulting to the people that we're trying to help and the friends and colleagues that we've made there over the last eight years", Furey said in an interview.

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Despite the back and forth regarding Trump's reported remarks, several lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have decried the language and condemned the comments.

In a statement touting the diversity that came from immigration, Sen. "They reinforce abhorrent racist attitudes, and evidence of the lack of knowledge, understanding, and empathy we expect of the person who occupies the highest office in the land". But do we really need to spray asterisk sanitizer on a word that 1) everyone knows; 2) is heard on regular cable TV; and 3) was a direct quote from the President of the United States?

However, Trump said Friday he's not on board with the proposal - partly because of the wall he wants built along the U.S. -Mexico border.

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. It's a middle finger to s--hole countries, but more to the point, it's a statement that we don't want the people from them.

Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday.

Clinton piled on, bringing up the anniversary of the devastating quake that struck Haiti in 2010 and using it as a club to hit at her former rival.

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'You've seen the comments in the press, ' Durbin said. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians.

Jacquet is a Haitian immigrant reacting to words President Donald Trump used in referring to her home country in a derogatory manner.

An immigration hard-liner in Congress, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, tweeted support for Trump's remarks Friday: "If those countries aren't as you described, Democrats should be happy to deport criminal aliens back to them".

Motorcycle taxi driver Jean-Paul Maxon said he was angry that the president seemed to be unaware of Haiti's proud history as the first independent country founded by freed slaves.

Trump earned national political prominence by promoting the falsehood that Barack Obama, America's first African-American president, was not born in the United States.

In a statement it said it had asked the USA government, through its ambassador, to "clarify" if the derogatory remark also applied to Botswana given that there were Botswana nationals living in the United States and others who wished to go there.

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"These are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States", spokesman Rupert Colville said in remarks the U.N. body posted to Twitter.

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