While a group of bipartisan senators pitched a compromise on immigration, a source briefed on the meeting said the president grew frustrated, asking lawmakers, "Why do we want all these people from s***hole countries coming here?"
Why should we accept any less from the President of the United States of America?A country, by the way, that's played a hand in the poverty Haiti and other nations face today.
A United Nations official also weighed in.
The comments revived charges that the president is racist, and rocked immigration talks that were already on a tenuous footing. "Then the influencer said you also need to call the telephone company, tie up the lines and call the telephone company talking about 'I need to have my worldwide phone plan include S-hole'".
He described his language as tough but not derogatory.
He said the president repeatedly used the word "sh**hole" when speaking about African countries.
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Durbin said when the issue of Temporary Protective Status for Haitian immigrants in the USA was raised, the president responded "Haitians". First, he insisted his senseless wall be part of an immigration deal and now Trump is spouting vile profanities about Haitian and African immigrants from the Oval Office.
When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, the USA president said: "We don't need more Haitians". Other lawmakers have remained noticeably silent.
On the solution to divisiveness: "The solution to our current divisiveness does not live in the White House".
"The anniversary of the devastating quake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America's commitment to helping our neighbors", Clinton wrote on Twitter.
Opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane tweeted that Trump's "abhorrent" remarks confirm his patronizing view of Africa and promote a racist agenda.
When asked the implications of having a "racially ignorant" man as POTUS, Farris Jr., obviously mincing words, an ability the president is without, responded with: "it means we have him until 2020 or until something else happens".