Democratic US senator: Trump called African countries '****holes' in meeting

Democratic US senator: Trump called African countries '****holes' in meeting

According to those briefed on the conversation, the president used the phrase * a href="http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-why-allow-immigrants-from-s***hole-countries/2930875/" *"s***hole countries" while questioning why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and nations in Africa, rather than places like Norway.

Trump did not publicly address the controversy during the ceremony and ignored repeated questions about it from reporters in the room.

A United Nations human rights official also branded the outburst racist. "You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes", whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", he said.

United Nations rights office spokesman Rupert Colville said "there is no other word one can use but "racist" to describe Trump's remarks.

"This statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice".

And what was Trump's response?

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" he asked in the Oval Office, reported the Washington Post.

Trump made the remark Thursday during a White House meeting after senators discussed revamping immigration rules, according to the Washington Post.

Several commentators compared Mr Trump's depiction of immigrants from some countries to the treatment that Irish people received in previous times, including MSNBC news presenter Lawrence O'Donnell.

He also took issue with Trumps reported suggestion that the United States should welcome immigrants from places like Norway, whose population is overwhelmingly white, instead of from African countries and Haiti. Graham stated that he said his piece to the president following comments Trump made. "People come here because they're trying to improve their lives, not make it worse", she said.

The Trump administration announced late a year ago that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed nearly 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States following a devastating 2010 natural disaster. When you speak about chain migration, it hurts them personally.

The president and lawmakers are in the midst of intense negotiations about how to shield almost 800,000 "dreamers" from deportation.


Durbin's comments came the day after his bipartisan group of immigration negotiators found an agreement to protect hundreds of thousands of recipients of the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "These are human beings, not commodities".

Friday morning, Durbin explained what was happening when he made the controversial comments.

President Donald Trump acknowledged Friday that he used "tough" language during a meeting on efforts toward a bipartisan immigration deal but appeared to deny using the term "shithole" to refer to some countries.

"If these comments are the President's words they are disappointing to say the least", said Scott, the only Republican African-American senator, in a news release.

Trump tweeted Friday that his language was "tough", but "this was not the language used". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

The Trump administration and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to thrash out an immigration strategy ahead of a budget deadline later this month.

He also said that the United States should have more people coming in from countries like Norway.

Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez called Trump "a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution".

Some Republicans were also unhappy.

Among those condemning the comments were Hatian-American Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah, who called the reported comments "unkind, divisive [and] elitist" and demanded that Trump apologize to Americans and nations he so 'wantonly maligned'.

Durbin said "s--holes" was "the exact word used by the president not just once but repeatedly". I have said repeatedly, 'I can't look into Donald Trump's heart and I can't say he's a racist.' I can say now: "Donald Trump is a racist".

Related News:

  • A US Ambassador Resigned Because He Can No Longer Serve Under Trump

    A US Ambassador Resigned Because He Can No Longer Serve Under Trump

    Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Wally Brewster, whose appointment generated a backlash because Brewster is married to a man. He was nominated to the ambassadorship by President Barack Obama in July 2015 and was sworn into the post on January 15, 2016.
    Olivia Munn roasts Mark Wahlberg at 2018 Critics' Choice Awards

    Olivia Munn roasts Mark Wahlberg at 2018 Critics' Choice Awards

    Yet for the Critics' Choice Awards , the next major awards show of the season, white was clearly the colour of the night. Janney played along for a bit, saying, "My mother is going to be very proud, because I learned everything from her".
    Wilder, Ortiz fight rescheduled

    Wilder, Ortiz fight rescheduled

    Following his suspension, Ortiz was back in the ring on December 8 and needed just two rounds to defeat Daniel Martz. The card, presented by Premier Boxing Champions , will be produced by Showtime and could end up airing on CBS.
  • Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis: 2018 to be last season

    Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis: 2018 to be last season

    A two-time Pro Bowler and Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2014, Davis will leave a lasting legacy on the Panthers organization. He tore his ACL three different times, and he became the first professional athlete to return and play after three ACL tears.
    Karni Sena members held while protesting outside CBFC office

    Karni Sena members held while protesting outside CBFC office

    Another Sena worker, Jeevan Singh Solanki told IANS that the group will not allow the film to release anywhere in the country. Shahid Kapoor essays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh is stepping into the shoes of Alauddin Khilji.
    Man accused of killing Rihanna's cousin arrested, charged in Barbados, reports say

    Man accused of killing Rihanna's cousin arrested, charged in Barbados, reports say

    Alleyne's murder was the last murder recorded for Barbados for 2017 and it brought the year's total to 30. Alleyne was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital , where he later died from his injuries.
  • Trump cancels London trip over 'bad' Embassy deal

    Trump cancels London trip over 'bad' Embassy deal

    The spokesman added: "A state visit (invitation) has been extended and accepted and we will confirm the details in due course". A Downing Street spokesman said Mrs May would tell Mr Trump he is welcome in London.
    DeMarco Murray Out Against Patriots

    DeMarco Murray Out Against Patriots

    The third-year quarterback displayed toughness, accuracy and composure, all amidst the sixth-largest postseason collapse ever. However, in this game, he needs to be not only solid on the field but solid in what information he can provide for his team.
    Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea v Leicester

    Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea v Leicester

    It is not possible to stop him because he can not play in just the same position. We can see their squad and they have two or three players for each position.
  • Dark Souls: Remastered Announced During Latest Nintendo Direct

    Dark Souls: Remastered Announced During Latest Nintendo Direct

    Dark Souls Remastered will run at 60fps (compared to the 30fps of the original version) and will support up to six online players. A demo for the Dragon Quest Builders Demo is now available on Nintendo Switch and it will be released by the end of this month.
    Palestinians Wounded in Clashes With Israeli Army in Gaza, West Bank

    Palestinians Wounded in Clashes With Israeli Army in Gaza, West Bank

    In the West Bank, the Health Ministry said Ali Omar, 16, was shot in the head with live fire in clashes near the city of Nablus. A further 200,000 live in East Jerusalem , annexed by Israel in a move never recognised by the global community.
    Novak Djokovic back with a bang at Kooyong

    Novak Djokovic back with a bang at Kooyong

    When both departed before the quarter-finals, it cleared the way for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to reach the final. In 2017, we saw two first-time Major-winners - Ostapenko at the French Open and Sloane Stephens at the US Open.


Most liked

Super Bowl ads cost $5M, demand strong despite National Football League ratings drop
NBC won't shy away from players who decide to protest during the National Anthem on Super Bowl Sunday. In 2017, viewership dropped nearly 10 percent to 14.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

Girl Scout cookie season kicks off this weekend
To participate, you'll need to be in one of San Jacinto Council's 26 counties. "The paperwork needs around by March 25". A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas.

Feds encourage work requirement in Medicaid for able-bodied adults
The new rule, to be rolled out in July, would mandate able-bodied Kentuckians on Medicaid to work or volunteer 20 hours per week. But the expansion under President Barack Obama led to millions of non-disabled low income adults added to the program.

Seal Apologizes After Sharing Meme Criticizing Oprah's Interactions with Harvey Weinstein
Oprah's heartfelt stories and podium-pounding climax sparked cheers and applause that reminded me of rising IL state Sen. Trump stated Oprah will not run for the next Presidential election, but if she did, Trump said he would defeat her.

Trump lawyer brokered $130000 in hush money to porn star
Trump". "This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client", Cohen told the Journal . Reportedly , Clifford had been in contact with producers for ABC's Good Morning America to talk about her Trump affair.

Local MP refused new job offer from Theresa May
And Jeremy Hunt reportedly dug his heels in to keep his job as health secretary after turning down the role of Business Secretary. Jeremy Hunt remains as Heath Secretary in Theresa May's Cabinet , but has had social care added to his title.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Trades Expensive While Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Is Underpriced
Steinberg Global Asset Management's holdings in Cisco Systems were worth $888,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. South Dakota Inv Council reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO ) or 44,403 shares.

Holiday PC sales grew for the first time since 2011
Gartner said that the United Kingdom market was "ailing", while shipments in Germany were also lower than expected in the quarter. As the PC industry continues to consolidate, the top four vendors in 2017 accounted for 64 percent of global PC shipments.

PSLV back after August failure, launches 31 satellites
India will use its latest satellites for better border surveillance and obtaining high resolution images of the earth. The Indian satellite was launched along with 30 others from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

President Trump: No trip to London because of embassy choice
State Department releases of the new glass cube have also praised its energy self-sufficiency and miniscule carbon footprint. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!" President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May .

Smartron tphone P with 5000mAh battery, 3GB RAM launched for Rs. 7999
Other t.phone P specifications include 32GB of internal storage , microSD card slot and rear fingerprint sensor. Coming to the cameras, a 13 MP rear camera with single LED flash and a 5 MP front camera for selfie needs.

Father of Sherin Mathews indicted for capital murder
The medical examiner ruled Sherin Mathews' death a homicide but could not determine exactly how she died. Mathews admitted to police he removed the body from the home after she died, continued the affidavit.

Ford sued over claims of diesel emissions
The lawsuit also names automotive parts supplier Robert Bosch GmbH as a defendant, and both companies have denied the allegations. EPA and CARB emissions regulations", Barbosa said. "We will defend ourselves against these baseless claims".

East Coast set for wickedly cold weekend of sub-zero temps
East Coast with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery. Kennedy (JFK), were slowly returning to normal, but with plenty of cancellations and delays still in effect.

No reprieve for India in second test in Pretoria
The duo have played 115 Tests, yet could again lose out to the one-match old Jasprit Bumrah if India retain their attack. Even professional boxers, known for their scientific methods of training, have complained for breathing problems here.