Trump backtracks again after first denying making 'shithole' comments

Trump backtracks again after first denying making 'shithole' comments

Trump backtracks again after first denying making 'shithole' comments

In November, the Trump administration rescinded deportation protection granted to almost 60,000 Haitians after the 2010 natural disaster and told them to return home by July 2019.

DACA is short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

This came after two senators presented details of a bipartisan immigration deal which Trump rejected.

Instead, they spent the afternoon reacting to reports that President Donald Trump referred to their nation as a "shithole" and wanted to exclude Haitians from any special protected status.

The African Union pointed out many Africans arrived in the U.S.as slaves. Trump had met with the Norwegian prime minister on Wednesday.

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The White House denied Trump ever used the words "AIDS" or "huts".

Trump later tweeted that the language he used was tough, but not the language being reported.

"The so-called bipartisan Daca deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", he said referring to the deferred action on childhood arrivals Bill that aims to give protection to "dreamers", undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children.

He continued an hour later, tweeting, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

Lemon gave an impassioned speech to his audience where he discussed the "painfully ironic" situation of having Trump make what Lemon deemed racist comments, then going on to make a speech about Martin Luther King Jr's legacy.

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And he wrote: "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians". He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future. He did not respond to questions regarding his alleged comments.

In Chicago, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, told reporters the president's denial wasn't true.

President Donald Trump spent Thursday night making a flurry of phone calls to friends and advisers - denying he was racist but defending his disparaging comments about Haitians and African countries - as something many people think, but won't say. You've seen the comments in the press. I have not read one of them that's inaccurate.

"This relationship should be from the point of equality and mutual respect based on accepted global principles of respect of basic human dignity for all".

United Nations officials and government ministers from the countries mentioned have condemned Trump, describing them as "racist".

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'Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday, ' Graham said in a statement.

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