Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, on Friday told reporters that Trump questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and that he referenced "shithole countries" in Africa. "I think President Trump is racially ignorant and racially uninformed". What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!' He also proclaimed Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday a federal holiday.
"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", said Sen.
I appreciate Senator Durbin's statements and have enjoyed working with him and many others on this important issue. I understand how powerful they are. The White House did not deny the comment. "You have seen the comments in the press. Whether he did or not, I have personally been to those places and found them to be handsome and exciting". Is that an appropriate term to be used to describe our allies and are you disappointed that this is what the President had to say? It is not true. The largest group, he told the president, is from El Salvador, the second largest is Honduran, and the third is Haitian. Jeffress says Trump has courage and deserved gratitude for his leadership.
The president added that he wanted "a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level" and "safety and security" for Americans.
Despite Trump's denial, one of the sponsors of the DACA deal who was present at the meeting, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), insisted the USA president indeed referred to the countries in question as "s***holes" multiple times during the gathering.
Hillary Clinton calls Trump's views "ignorant" and "racist" after president's "sh*thole" comment
Alcindor further discussed the frustrations of a perplexed Altidor who brought up the history of Haitian relations with the U.S. When Haitians' protected status came up, Durbin said Trump responded "Haitians?" "We have seven days and the clock is ticking.
That was the nature of this conversation.
It also underlined the strong historical ties between the two countries and urged the United States to respect the dignity of its "noble and courageous" people. They look you in the eye.
At their Oval Office meeting, two sources said, Trump questioned the value of taking immigrants from Haiti and African nations, and referred to them as "shithole countries".
"It's about opening the door to humanity's worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia that will potentially disrupt and destroy lives of many people".
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