Wasn't me: Trump pushes racist comments to the Democrats

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Trump said, according to people briefed on the meeting who spoke with The Washington Post.

In another tweet he focused on Haiti to deny that he said "anything derogatory" about the Caribbean nation.

Durbin continued, "When we started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bi-partisan major, that's when he used his vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from "s***holes".

Trump has denied reports that he referred to some immigrants as coming from "shithole countries" during a heated Oval Office meeting on Thursday.

'I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.

"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin told reporters on Friday.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew, told CNN on Friday that while he does not believe President Donald Trump is a "racist in the traditional sense", he does think the President is "racially ignorant and racially uninformed".

Trump's reported remarks came as both Republican and Democratic lawmakers visited him on Thursday to propose a deal on immigration. "They're shithole countries. We should have more people from Norway". "For him to confront the president as he did, literally sitting next to him, took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it".

Norwegians have also been tweeting about why they will not be moving to the United States. "Bigotry should have no place at the White House".

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"I can say that now and I hate saying it, but I can say it now", she went on.

Spokesperson Rupert Coleville said: 'If confirmed these are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States.

But the government of Haiti - which Friday marked eight years since it was hit by a devastating natural disaster that killed at least 200,000 people - declared itself "outraged and shocked" by the "racist" slur.

The African Union also blasted Trump for his profane comments about African countries and other nations, and recalled in a statement the US' history of bringing in slaves from the continent. I've not read one of them that's inaccurate.

President Salvador Sanchez Ceren said that the reported comments "assault the dignity of our people".

Democrats seized on Trump's slur to suggest he is anti-immigrant or worse.

Trump, who has had a series of meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform over the past several days, said he has a good chance to make a deal.

El Salvador sent a diplomatic protest note to the United States expressing the country's "resounding rejection" of the remark, and said "El Salvador demands respect for its fearless and dignified people".

The Vatican newspaper also noted that a U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco temporarily blocked Trump's decision to rescind DACA and that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced January 8 that it was ending a provision called Temporary Protected Status for some 200,000 citizens of El Salvador now in the United States.

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