Negotiations over a deal on the DACA program, which has protected undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported, froze this week after Trump derided African nations as "sh-hole countries" and asked why more immigrants couldn't come from Norway during a closed-door meeting with lawmakers to discuss a bipartisan immigration proposal.
The director of the ADL's Center on Extremism, Oren Segal, told Newsweek that such Trump remarks are "the engine that fuels white supremacy" in America. The White House did not deny his remark but issued a statement saying Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".
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Following an emergency session of the African diplomats, Pobee added that the group "is concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour".
The arc of this latest controversy followed a similar pattern from others involving President Trump over the past year - Democrats expressed outrage and demanded an apology, while most Republicans talked about something else.
"The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' they were abhorrent and repulsive", tweeted Arizona Sen.
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Trump denied using certain "language" and tweeted the following: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump insisted in a series of Friday morning tweets.
The president of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, tweeted that Trump's statement struck a blow "to the dignity of the Salvadoran people".
Elsie Saint-Louis, executive director of the Queens based organization Haitian-Americans United for Progress, said Trump let his racist attitude toward people of color show on full display.
He added: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Immigrants don't just belong in America, immigrants have helped build America", the senator said on Twitter.
Jean, who was born in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, called Trump's reported remarks "insulting".
Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree described the president's comments as "racist" in her own statement Friday. But I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard the president speak yesterday.