Mr Trump's reported remarks were remarkable even by the standards of a president who has been accused by his foes of racist attitudes and has routinely smashed through public decorum that his modern predecessors have generally embraced. In Haiti, "people are accustomed to living a certain lifestyle, and they're not going to change that", Jordan said.
The President has since denied the comments; however, following Trump's denial, Sen.
On Thursday, while rejecting a pitch from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal, Trump - according to sources briefed on the meeting - referred to African countries and told the senators, "Why do we want all these people from s--hole countries coming here?"
Trump tweeted Friday morning that he used "really tough" language but "this was not the language used". But Sen. Dick Durbin, the only Democrat in the room, disputed the president's account. But, he added, "I also understand the president is not a career politician, and may say things that aren't politically incorrect". Dancing around the issue in a series of tweets, he disputed reports that he used those specific words while copping to using "tough" language.
"In addition to being insulting to us, more importantly it's quite disrespectful and insulting to the people that we're trying to help and the friends and colleagues that we've made there over the last eight years", Furey said in an interview.
Shortly after, he tweeted "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".
While Trump's various statements have frequently been deemed offensive, Furey said that's no reason to accept them. "Made up by Dems", Trump wrote.
Mr Trump's alleged comment has caused a backlash among Haitians and people across Africa. "Probably should record future meetings".
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In November, the Trump administration rescinded deportation protection granted to almost 60,000 Haitians after the 2010 quake and told them to return home by July 2019. "And he said them repeatedly". The remarks met with scorn from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, according to the Post. Do we need more Haitians?' And then he went on when we started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure.
"The President's ongoing war against immigrants appears to be exclusively directed toward those immigrants of color", said Haitian-American state Sen.
In a follow-up bipartisan meeting held on January 11, Trump questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries".
President Trump has demonstrated time and time again that he is mentally incapable of imagining the humanity of anyone who looks different from him or hails from a different nation - unless that is a predominately white nation, like Norway. The White House later denied that Trump made those comments.
The New York Daily News has taken aim at Donald Trump for reportedly describing African countries as "shithole countries".
Some Republicans were also unhappy. The "shithole" controversy due a sharp rebuke from former Mexican President Vicente Fox, a frequent Trump critic. He has said Mexican immigrants were "bringing crime" and were "rapists".
"To squander that goodwill certainly means many difficulties in terms of pursuing trade, in terms of doing business comfortably, in terms of counter terrorism, security cooperation", Lewis said. But it wasn't just Democrats objecting.
Donald Trump has tried to quell a storm over his reported criticism of immigration from "shithole countries" - a slur slammed as racist around the world.