Others who attended the meeting have said that Trump questioned why the US would accept immigrants from "shithole countries" like Haiti or those in Africa instead of places like Norway, whose prime minister he had met the day before.
"Ours is not a shithole country, neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", said Duarte.
He continued an hour later, tweeting, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".
"Shithole? Thought they said he was so impressed with us just last September?" This is the time but, day by day, they are blowing the one great opportunity they have.
Jeffress also said he was "grateful" to have Trump as president and thanked him for the "courage" to protect the U.S.More news: Donald Trump should apologize for remarks: African states
"For the first representative of the United States of America to speak in such a manner is quite troubling and offensive", Jean said in the statement. "He goes ahead and makes these racist remarks, throwing fuel to the fire and making it very hard for anybody to be able to reach an agreement with him". "I'm Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist", Lemon memorably stated blankly. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, said they "do not recall the President saying these comments specifically".
"I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA", he wrote at 9:20 am.
The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations have issued an extraordinary statement condemning the "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" by U.S. president Donald Trump, and demanded a retraction and apology. The details of the proposal have not been publicised, but the President said: "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal. was a big step backwards".
Trump held a televised meeting earlier this week at the White House with congressional Democrats and Republicans on comprehensive immigration reform - which would nearly certainly include protection for young illegal immigrants, known as DREAMers, in exchange for Trump's U.S. - Mexico border wall and the elimination of so-called "chain migration".More news: There's Already A Ridiculous $550+ Limited Edition For Dark Souls Remastered
The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust.
The president also asked why the United States would allow more immigrants from Haiti and Africa rather than countries like Norway.
"My husband got a job here", she said.
In the House, Republicans have enough members to pass GOP-only legislation but the party's far-right wing has a lengthy list of demands that could make moderate members squeamish. The alleged comments caused a media firestorm and led many to refer to the president as "racist".More news: Turkish passenger plane skids off runway metres away from sea
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