America 'an idea, not a race,' senator tells President Trump

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Trump lashed out Thursday about a potential deal on immigration that includes protections for Haitians and for people from some African nations.

James Hunder, the president of the Liberian Organization of the Piedmont, said he was surprised that Trump made the vulgar remark.

In short, they say, those countries are sh**holes, and due to their sh**holity, we need to allow immigration from them.

And, all of a sudden, a hoped-for bipartisan deal on immigration was plunged into the muck of ignorance and xenophobia - three days before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and one day before the eighth anniversary of the devastating Haitian quake on January 12, 2010.

Trump's comments came as two senators presented details of a bipartisan compromise that would protect DACA immigrants - and also strengthen border protections, as Trump has insisted, providing $1.6 billion for a first installment on a border wall. "They'll listen, that's their primary job to listen, and they'll reiterate the respect we have for that nation".

The US president has come under attack after he was reported to have called some nations "shitholes" in a White House remark.

"You're a joke and a racist, President Donald J. Trump".

But Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the only Democrat in the room, disputed the president's account.

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"Today, unfortunately, there are people who can not move past that image, but rest assured, we are a normal country". "So I don't believe in him", Brhe told ABC11. "And this influencer said what needs to happen, and it's kind of-she made me laugh with it, but it's real".

The president's latest comments drew reactions from overseas on Friday.

After its independence in 1804, Haiti was ostracized by nations, many of which allowed slavery, and were slow to formally establish diplomatic relations with black leaders.

"I condemn this unforgivable statement and this demeaning of the office of the Presidency", Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said in a tweet. "The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday", Jackson said in a statement released by the White House.

He tweeted: "Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for 'peanuts, ' only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars".

"In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said".

Lindsey Graham, a Republican, joined other lawmakers who had been working on immigration legislation of their own at the White House Thursday. He said Trump's comment "not only insulted Africans, he has also insulted African-Americans". He said these hate-filled things.

Trump himself denied making the comment, but in vague terms, on Twitter.

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