United States diplomats in Africa struggle with fallout from Trump insult


President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen.

Durbin has asserted that Trump referred to certain African nations as "shithole countries" while discussing the deal at the White House. Durbin this week said "any attempt to kill immigration reform probably has (White House senior adviser Stephen) Miller's fingerprints on it". "That I can tell you".

Regarding claims the president has been abusive or acted in an untoward manner toward women, Ms. Trump said she was "treated fantastic" when she was married to him from 1977 to 1992.

With a federal court order from last week temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the immigration agency in charge of that effort announced that it would again accept applications to renew DACA requests, as President Trump chided Democrats on Sunday over the political impasse on the issue.

"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting", Trump tweeted. On Friday, he denied using that language and specifically denied making derogatory comments about Haiti, and went so far as to flatly say over the weekend that he is "not a racist".

Later, Trump attempted to clarify matters by tweeting he was a "stable genius". The White House has not denied that Trump used a vulgar term, and there appears to be little difference in meaning between the two words.

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The White House has not substantively disputed accounts of the episode, in which Trump is said to have used the term "shithole" to describe African countries of origin for potential immigrants to the U.S. The revelations, semi-denials and continuing comments have cast a pall over the White House's legislative agenda, brought the country closer to the brink of a government shutdown and sparked worldwide outrage.

Trump and fellow Republicans have disputed public accounts of the discussion.

The key message, the official said: Emphasize that the United States has a "deep respect" for people from Africa and that the US relationship with any country is deeper than any one comment. "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation", Perdue said on ABC's "This Week". Trump announced past year that he will end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, unless lawmakers come up with a solution by March. He's said he has "a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

A year earlier, Bornstein had released a letter that predicted Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" if he won. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. and Rep. Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., apparently have been stricken mute.

"I think he loves to wheel and deal, he likes to make decisions, he likes to do contracts". Republicans will need at least some Democratic votes to pass a bill ahead of a Friday deadline. "There's a lot of hyperbole out there", said Rubio. "I found no reason whatsoever to think the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought process".