Haiti said it was shocked by Trump's reported remarks and summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country for an explanation.
Durbin said Trump and his supporters in the room also "scoffed" when he said that ending chain migration would break up families. Made up by Dems.
"Good Americans" should start "a Twitter war" with President Donald Trump over his comment that the US shouldn't admit people from Haiti and other "shithole countries", former Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner said Friday.
The fallout over Trump's reported comments at Thursday's meeting has been swift.
"This isn't just a story about vulgar language, it's about opening the door to humanity's worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia", he told reporters at a briefing in Geneva Friday.
Mr Trump continued: "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. There is no other word one can use but 'racist'". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" To Trump supporters, Lemon had no right to make assumptions about the president; to the Trump haters, Lemon is a hero.
High-ranking United States Senator Richard "Dick" Durbin, a Democrat from IL, claims that the president used the insult "repeatedly" to refer to developing nations; Donald Trump patently denies making any such remark.
As Senator Graham made his presentation, the president interrupted him several times with questions and in the course of his comments said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist.More news: Suspect in murder of Rihanna's cousin remanded in custody
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But I can not believe in the history of the White House in that Oval Office any president has ever spoken the words I personally heard our president speak yesterday.
The president did take to Twitter at 7:28 a.m. Friday, denying using the reported language.
The U.S. embassy in Haiti, in a Twitter post on Friday, said "we remember and honor the many lives lost 8 years ago in Haiti", in reference to the quake.
The President has since denied the comments; however, following Trump's denial, Sen.
In South Africa, the party of Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress, called Trump's comments "extremely offensive". The president then allegedly suggested the United States could instead have immigrants from other countries, such as Norway. Durbin also said that Sen.
Robin Diallo, the USA chargé d'affaires to Haiti, was summoned to meet the Haitian president, Jovenel Moïse, to discuss the remarks.