Durbin Calls Trump's 'Sh*thole Countries' Remark On Immigrants 'Heart

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Trump's remark, made during a Thursday meeting with lawmakers from both parties to discuss overhauling the US's immigration system, blasted El Salvador, Haiti and the nations of Africa.

Trump reportedly asked why the USA would want immigrants from "s***hole countries" in Africa while meeting with lawmakers about a bipartisan immigration deal.

Colville said that the comments, if confirmed, were "shocking and shameful" and "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist". I've not seen one of them that's inaccurate.

Trump had questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries".

He's quoted as saying, "Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?" -insinuating that the countries are poor and un-desirable.

On Thursday, U.S. media reported that Trump behind closed doors expressed displeasure over people migrating to the United States from "shithole countries".

Carlson said that Trump may have created a panic because he inadvertently raised questions that our leaders don't want to answer: Who exactly are we importing into our country?

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South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is reacting to President Donald Trump's use of vulgarity during a closed-door meeting on immigration reform.

Trump denied in a Twitter post this morning that he used the language attributed to him, but said the language he used in the meeting "was tough".

The Washington Post first reported on Trump's comments in the Oval Office meeting.

Botswana, an African nation, denounced Trump's comment as "highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist". Trump and Congress are looking at a deal to help "Dreamers", immigrants protected under the DACA program.

"The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", Trump said in a series of tweets on Friday.

Some Republican lawmakers also were quick to condemn the president's words.

The source told CNN that White House adviser Stephen Miller was at the meeting, and White House chief of staff John Kelly attended part but probably not all of the meeting.

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