Trump Declines to Deny That He's Racist When Asked at MLK Event


Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin confirmed that he heard Trump make the remarks he said were "were hate-filled, vile and racist".

Once again, the US President Donald Trump placed himself at odds with United States' news outlets, this time disputing his alleged use of the slur "shithole countries" to describe developing nations during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday. The White House later denied he used the word AIDS to describe Haitians.

The president said at the White House that "love was central" to the slain civil rights leader.

The National Action Network went as far to say the mayors of Charleston and North Charleston should not attend any events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King unless they denounce the president immediately.

Although Trump denied using the expletive, senior Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who attended the Thursday meeting at the White House asserted that the president did resort to the crude slur that liberal U.S. media outlets went to town with at once.

Over Twitter, Trump claimed that Haiti was a "very poor and troubled country", but that he had never "said anything derogatory" about it.

Durbin said that for Graham "to confront the president as he did, literally sitting next to him, took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it".

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And Haitian ambassador Paul Altidor told MSNBC that Haiti believes Trump was "either misinformed or miseducated about Haiti and its people."

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", he wrote. Day, one day after making disparaging comments about Haiti and African countries.

"S...hole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly", Durbin said. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians". "You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "s...holes", whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said.

He did not confirm or deny that Trump had said anything offensive. The Post said he also was referring to El Salvador. They took to Twitter to tell the president just what they thought about moving to the U.S.

Friday's cover design for the New York Daily News includes a caricature of President Donald Trump - as a poop emoji - following his vulgar comments.

After the backlash over President Trump's reported quote about "shithole countries", American Urban Radio Networks reporter and CNN contributor April Ryan pointedly asked him on Friday: "Are you a racist?" He added Trump's mouth was "the foulest shithole in the world". It's the most handsome continent in the world.