Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries

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Mr Trump was in a closed meeting with members of Congress to discuss immigration on Thursday when he reportedly questioned why the U.S. would accept more people from Haiti and "sh*thole countries" in Africa, rather than places like Norway. "I've never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United States".

On Thursday, though, during White House talks about an immigration plan that would include protections for people from Haiti and other countries, Trump exploded with his "sh**hole" remarks, according to sources.

President Donald Trump on Friday denied using certain "language" during a private meeting with lawmakers as fury spread over his comments about immigrants.

The Republican president's comments were decried as racist by African and Haitian politicians, by the United Nations human rights office and by USA lawmakers from both major parties.

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday (Thursday)".

Two days after President Donald Trump described African nations, along with Haiti and El Salvador, as "shithole countries" whose inhabitants were not desirable as immigrants to the United States, the president of Ghana called the language used by the American leader "extremely unfortunate" and said that his nation was not a "shithole country".

"The positive comment on Norway makes the underlying sentiment very clear", Colville said, warning that Trump's comments should not merely be brushed aside as "vulgar language". King's memory is marked with a national holiday, which falls this year on Monday. The reports about Trump's remarks are "absolutely suspect and politicized", Moore said.

Durbin sat next to Trump on Tuesday, at a bipartisan meeting of lawmakers seeking to reach an agreement to provide some protections for participants in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program shielding some young undocumented immigrants from deportation. He then said the US should welcome more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister, Erna Solberg, visited the Oval Office on Wednesday.

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After an emergency session to weigh Trump's remarks, the group said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the United States administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color".

Trump allegedly referred to Haiti and African nations as "s--hole" countries. "There is just so much dissension in this country right now", one church member said.

The U.S. president reportedly made the comment during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Thursday. Haiti is not a sh*thole country. "Neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", she said.

The newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, wrote about the comment in a front-page article about the immigration debate in the United States.

Anthony Scaramucci, whose brief tenure as White House communications director ended shortly after his expletive-filled comments about his administration colleagues appeared in The New Yorker, said Trump "is not a racist". He also claimed there were "very fine people on both sides" after violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one counter-protester dead.

Durbin said that despite Trump's rejection of the bipartisan deal he would introduce it as legislation next week and work on getting Democratic and Republican support for passage.

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