White House doctor: Donald Trump in 'excellent health' despite rumours

Courtesy Tribune News Service

Courtesy Tribune News Service

Trump then made "vile and vulgar comments" about African nations, Durbin said, calling them "shitholes".

A source briefed on the Oval Office meeting Thursday confirmed that during the meeting on immigration legislation, Trump asked, "Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?"

"It hurts evangelism", Warren said of the president's comments.

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The ambassadors issued their response to Trump following an emergency meeting held Friday about the President's use of crass language to reject an immigration bill.

But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was present at the meeting, told MSNBC on Friday that Trump had used the slur to describe those countries. "The conversation about who we are as Americans has shifted and given in to a kind of xenophobia that makes it hard to discuss issues that affect all Americans".

In other words, people from these countries are like something that climbed out of a pile of human waste.

Haiti's ambassador to the US, Paul Altidor, said on Friday the president's reported remarks were particularly unwelcome coming on the eighth anniversary of the quake which killed more than 200,000 people on the Caribbean island.

The reported language was the latest in a long string of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim comments by Trump that have been condemned as racist. Former senior USA diplomat Nicholas Burns tweeted that the "damage overseas from Trump's ignorant and racist remarks can't be exaggerated". The White House meeting on immigration included a bipartisan group of senators. The US, through military aggression, coups and support to military regimes, has played a big role in keeping Haiti and El Salvador - which were also mocked by Trump - impoverished. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga. - said Friday that they "do not recall" Trump "saying these comments specifically".

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Footage of the rescue showed parts of the Sanchi still aflame, its hull and superstructure completely stripped of paint. The first body had been found on Monday, which now leaves the number of the remaining crew members at 29.

The White House determines what data will be released from the exam. Trump is not compelled to release any information, and there is no template for the presidential exam. Jackson is expected to take questions about the results from reporters on Tuesday.

In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire African diaspora, and left many Americans headed into the civil rights icon's birthday convinced that the leader of their country is a racist.

Among other objections, Trump said the plan did not provide proper funding for the proposed wall that he made a center-piece of his election campaign.

Trump also denied saying "anything derogatory" about Haitians.

"The African Union condemns the comments in the strongest terms and demands a retraction of the comment as well as an apology to not only Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe", it said.

They posted family photos on social media and proudly noted immigrant relatives. In a statement, the Haitian government expressed its shock and outrage.

But Botswana's government called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist", saying the USA ambassador had been summoned to clarify whether the country was regarded so poorly after years of cordial relations.

In the speech, he said he saw Africa "as a fundamental part of our interconnected world" where Africans were "partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all of our children". She said, "This behaviour is unacceptable from the leader of our nation" and called on Trump to apologize to the American people "and the nations he so wantonly maligned".

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