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The comments stood in jarring contrast to the president's previous remarks made to members of Congress during an immigration meeting Thursday, when he asked why the USA accepts people from "sh*thole countries".
"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"
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Farris told CNN's Jim Acosta that Trump had talked privately with him, Pence and Carson in the Oval Office before the ceremony. Though 16 state representatives, including Judge Harry Leinenweber, who now sits as a Ronald Reagan appointee in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, voted against a new bill brought by Washington, it again passed both houses.
Trump disputed the Post's account, tweeting that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians". Moments later, while he was introducing himself to the group assembled for the photo op, the American Urban Radio Network's April Ryan asked "will you give an apology for the statements yesterday?"
Farris' plea could have been more receptive if reports hadn't surfaced claiming Trump called Haiti and African "sh*thole" countries, stating America shouldn't take any more immigrants from places with those demographics, and suggesting it pull people from Norway instead. Memorial Service also highlight the community's remembrance of the civil rights leader.
After he finished his listless remarks, Trump ignored questions from reporters about whether he was a racist, and whether he referred to specific countries as "s**tholes" and left the room.