Trump Denies Insulting Term at White House Meeting

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Trump's reported comments were also taken personally by Dr. Andrew Furey, an orthopedic surgeon in St. John's, N.L., and founder of Team Broken Earth, a group of medical professionals who responded to the Haitian natural disaster in 2010 and has since returned to the country several times.

An alleged description of African and other countries as "shitholes" by Donald Trump prompted outrage on Friday, even as the United States president appeared to deny having used the specific term.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

"As a human, when people say that, I don't think that's what we expect from the President of the United States to talk about another ethnicity". "The president of the United States is exhausted of so many black people coming to this country", his colleague Anderson Cooper said.

The controversy, stemming from discussions about whether to include immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries in an immigration bill, appears to have dimmed chances of reaching a deal on immigration in the coming weeks.

Mr Trump's reported comments during a meeting with members of Congress sparked global condemnation.

In Rosen's opinion, the focus should be on protecting Haitians' status in the U.S. "I'm sorry but there is no other word for this but racist". He went on to criticize the immigration deal, saying: "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!".

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He continued an hour later, tweeting, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

"For months, I have been involved in numerous high level bipartisan meetings negotiating DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals), including Thursday's meeting at the White House".

Trump denied the vulgar remarks the next morning via tweet and said, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

Adding "Botswana has accepted United States citizens within her border over the years and countries to host USA guests and senior government officials including a Congressional delegation that will come to Botswana at the end of this month. And that's not the first time he's said stuff like that", Jacques said.

But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who was reportedly at the meeting said the USA president used "shitholes" in the context of African countries.

Trump revoked that protection, which officially ends on July 22, stoking anger and anxiety in the community that was only worsened by what he reportedly said on the subject in a meeting Thursday.

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