Trump reportedly asked why the USA would want immigrants from "s***hole countries" in Africa while meeting with lawmakers about a bipartisan immigration deal.
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?
MLK Day events on Long Island
This week Trump signed a measure creating a new national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr .in Georgia. It is expected to arrive at 11:30 a.m.at the Sacramento Convention Center, which is hosting a diversity expo.
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.
Some Republican lawmakers also were quick to condemn the president's words.