"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".
Responding to the furor on Friday, Trump said on Twitter that his language was "tough", but "this was not the language used".
Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat in the room, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said. He said those things. "I use those words advisably".
Trump insisted Friday that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. If someone should be ashamed it should be Trump", said Michel Aubry, 38, who lost his left foot when his house collapsed during the 2010 quake. Made up by Dems.
"(I) have known many fine Haitians - including a former governor general of Canada", Campbell said in a tweet.
"It is not as if the United States doesn't have difficulties".
Although Trump denied using the expletive, senior Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who attended the Thursday meeting at the White House asserted that the president did resort to the crude slur that liberal United States media outlets went to town with at once.
HIllary Clinton responds to Trump's reported comment
The President has since denied the comments; however, following Trump's denial, Sen. At the end of the meeting, Durbin said, it was clear Trump had rejected the plan.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin had come to the White House Thursday to outline their bipartisan compromise, but found themselves in the room with several Republican immigration hardliners. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 GOP senator, and other Republicans have derided the group of six senators as having little clout. The White House did not deny them. What Trump did do, they said, was "call out the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest".
During a meeting with Senators to discuss immigration, Trump allegedly asked why the United States was accepting so many immigrants from "shithole countries" like Haiti and El Salvador.
U.S. President Donald Trump answers a question during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2018. Trump's remarks were remarkable even by the standards of a president who has been accused of racism by his foes and who has routinely smashed through public decorum that his modern predecessors have generally embraced.
When Trump heard that Haitians were among those who would benefit from the proposed deal, he asked whether they could be left out of the plan, asking, "Why do we want people from Haiti here?" Trump has inaccurately claimed that Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, wasn't born in the United States. Instead, the United States should seek immigration from Norway, he reportedly said.
"That wasn't appropriate. That was very offensive to a lot of people and he shouldn't have said that", a Haitian woman who works in Little Senegal said, adding it's too late for an apology.
"The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump must use this descriptor and derogatory word when talking about countries with whom the USA has had cordial and mutually beneficial relations for so many years", wrote the Botswana Ministry of International Affairs in a statement. But it wasn't just Democrats objecting.
The government said Trump should apologize if he made such comments, and summoned the top USA diplomat in the country for an explanation. Botswana's government called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist", while Senegal's President Macky Sall said he was shocked.
While those missions won't stop, "if people fundamentally don't trust you and like you, it's going to change the tone of the relationship", Lewis said.