Outrage Over President Trump's Derogatory Comments About Haitians and Other Immigrants

In the closed-door meeting, lawmakers were discussing legal protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

"President Trump's racist comments about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and countries in Africa are absolutely sickening, even for him", her statement reads.

Jeffress tried to draw a distinction between Christian obligation and the politics of governing.

Trump has since denied all allegations that he called the countries "shitholes" and instead said he has no issues with Haitians (but noticeably didn't rescind his comments about Salvadorians).

"The Botswana Government has also inquired from the US Government through the Ambassador, to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "s--hole" country", the statement said.

Trump has denied making the remark. He has repeatedly defended Trump over the past two years and has sometimes offered Christian theology as a basis for his defense.

Senator John McCain reacted to the offensive words President Trump allegedly used in a meeting about the proposed bipartisan immigration reform.

President Donald Trump finishes undergoing medical exam
Trump was 70 when he took office on January 20, 2017, making him the oldest person ever sworn into the nation's highest office. The changes will stem from an executive order that the president will sign Tuesday afternoon, administration officials said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that Trump's slur about Africa was "very unfortunate, unhelpful".

"You've seen the comments in the press".

Africans and Haitians come from "shithole" countries?

On Friday morning, a Fox & Friends host, Brian Kilmeade, told viewers the president should "clarify right away, before noon so you can move forward on substantive talks".

"As Senator [Lindsey] Graham [of South Carolina] made his presentation, the president interrupted him several times with questions and in the course of his comments said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist". The park's boundaries include the Prince Hall Masonic Temple, a site that King used as the headquarters for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, according to a White House spokesman.

"There are great people - many of whom would make great Americans - in every country on the face of the earth", Toomey wrote. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Purdue of Georgia said they did not recall Trump's remarks. "Probably", the president concluded this morning, citing to a lack of trust on all sides, we "should record future meetings" of this type. But Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, was adamant and convincing Friday when he insisted that Trump did say it and said it repeatedly.

"Mr. President, are you a racist?" she asked.

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