Amid Global Backlash Over 'S--thole' Remarks, Trump Disputes 'Language Used'

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 13, 2018

The vulgar word said by the president about immigrants from African nations and Haiti has suddenly appeared all over television.

Durbin says the President asked "Why do we want all these people from expletive countries here?"

Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House and after Trump and Mike Pence, the third-most powerful Republican. rebuked the president for the words calling them "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful".

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" I asked him about it a number of times and he denied it but kept up the racist rhetoric and behavior throughout the campaign and now that he's in the White House. "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems".

The president is pushing back against accusations that he profanely insulted other countries. He's president of the United States.

Donald Trump ragging on immigrants from "sh*hole countries" in a January 11 Oval Office meeting has gotten him into some deep. well, sh*t. Do we need more Haitians?' "Then he went on and he started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure".

Haiti and Haitians, targets of a separate anti-immigration drive by the Trump administration, were also subject of derogatory remarks by the President, according to the first report on the issue by the Washington Post.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) was in the meeting with President Trump Thursday and he claims everything the president reportedly said actually happened. News reports said Trump declared he would rather accept people from places like Norway than Africa.

A backlash to his latest alleged remarks was swift.

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Lawmakers have until January 19 to approve a government-wide stopgap spending bill, and Republicans will need Democratic votes to push the measure through. Later, a senior official for the USA bishops conference released a statement highlighting the racial elements of Mr. Trump's comments.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) accused the president of falling "deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole of racism and xenophobia".

Another lawmaker present at the White House meeting, GOP Rep. He added that Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".

A spokesman for the Salvadorean embassy in Washington DC declined to comment.

Durbin said when the issue of Temporary Protective Status for Haitian immigrants in the USA was raised, the president responded "Haitians". Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting.

"As a vigorous debate continues over the future of immigration, we must always be sure to avoid language that can dehumanize our brothers and sisters", he concluded.

"I suspect the Democrats are sitting there going, 'Why would we want to compromise with him on anything", said Simpson, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.

But the State Department said on Monday that much infrastructure damaged by the tremor has since been repaired.

Forester, Bastien and other advocates called on Florida lawmakers to immediately propose a bill that will reinstate TPS and offer Haitians a path to citizenship.

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