White House Official Says Trump Took 'Victory Lap' After Making 'Shithole' Comments


'Why do we want all these people from shithole countries?' We'll go to Florida to speak with acclaimed Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat.

"If the Republican leadership has a better alternative, bring it forward", Durbin said.

Trump took to Twitter on Friday and said "this was not the language used", though he did not specifically deny the "shithole" remark.

"Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and United States of America would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly", Trump tweeted.

The Post's story caused an uproar as media outlets seized on another quote in which Trump allegedly referred to Haiti and African nations as "s**thole countries". Botswana says it hosts many American's and views Trump's claims as 'irresponsible, reprehensive and racist.

The Illinois Democrat said Trump's comments during a Thursday meeting "were hate-filled, vile and racist".

Trump also described the meeting as a "big setback for DACA!".

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Republican Representative Mia Love of Utah, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said Trump's reported remarks were "unacceptable from the leader of our nation" and called on him to apologize.

The source told CNN that White House adviser Stephen Miller was at the meeting, and White House chief of staff John Kelly attended part but probably not all of the meeting. To no surprise, the president started tweeting this morning that he denied using those words.

On CNN, Blow went on to note that Trump's comments can not be divorced from the policies he enacts as president.

While meeting with senators to talk about immigration, the president reportedly became frustrated and made insensitive comments about Africa, Haiti and El Salvador.

Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians ... he said, 'Hatians?" "Bigotry should have no place at the White House".

Among other things, the deal would include a 12-year path for citizenship for Dreamers but would end the visa lottery system that Trump has routinely criticized.

His remarks have met with widespread global condemnation, with the United Nations also blasting what Trump now denies saying.