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.
Another cardinal highlighted the role Haitians played in the founding of his city and offered a twist on Mr. Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again". We are a proud nation of immigrants from all over the globe.
The president commended the reverend's courage to stand up for his fellow Americans. Aside from the Native Americans, who we treated, as Trump would say, "very badly", ALL of us came to America as immigrants. According to a New York Times article, he once said Haitian immigrants "all have AIDS" and that Nigerians live in "huts".
Trump attracted worldwide condemnation for comments made while discussing a bipartisan immigration deal during a meeting on January 11, reports The Guardian.
"Haitians fought along USA soldiers in the Revolutionary War and we continue to be great contributors to American society", the ambassador, Paul Altidor, told MSNBC.
United States President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out in a meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the U.S. should accept citizens from what he called "s***hole" countries, such as Haiti and El Salvador, as well as African nations.
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Trump himself has pushed back hard against any suggestion that he's mentally unfit, declaring himself "a very stable genius ". Jackson added that "the president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday".
Another lawmaker present at the White House meeting, GOP Rep. In addition, the president has denied the specific remarks, but added that he did use "tough" language.
Just how many "s***hole countries" are covered by Trump's executive order is not clear. "We welcome immigrants and refugees from these countries in our schools, churches, healthcare institutions and other ministries". Pugh called upon all elected leaders, regardless of party, to condemn the president's comments. Lindsey Graham, a Republican, joined other lawmakers who had been working on immigration legislation of their own at the White House Thursday.
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best", he said.
Donald Trump - despite his subsequent denials - apparently insisted in a White House meeting that people from "shithole" countries, by which he means Haiti and the entire continent of Africa, should not be encouraged or allowed to come to the United States. I want safety and security for our people. "Each comment conveys more jingoistic flag-waving and the illusion of a common enemy, which contributes to some people instinctively and protectively guarding themselves and their sense of identity".
The United States, Jeffress said, has every right to restrict immigration according to whatever criteria it establishes, including race or other qualifications.
None of the African-Americans who Trump gathered to support him for the holiday were willing to answer questions about the president's comments afterward.
Trump tweeted Friday amid criticism over his comments during a White House meeting Wednesday.