Mahama's tweet used an altered image of an Oval Office meeting featuring Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to mock that mistake. The Associated Press, however, reported that Trump privately defended the alleged comment, arguing it wasn't racist but "straightforward".
Tributes to Martin Luther King Jr, one of the principal advocates of the civil rights movement, was planned long before the controversy arose over Trump's remark.
Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who had fled to the USA after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal.
The annual holiday in King's honour is celebrated in the United States on January 15.
". Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".
Prez greets nation on eve of Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal
Just like Holi is incomplete without gujiya, Makar Sankranti is also incomplete without til (sesame) and gud (jaggery). People gift the laddoos to each other and say "Til gul ghyaa, god-god bola" (accept this til-gul and speak sweetly).
Senator Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat in the room, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said. It´s about opening the door wider to humanity´s worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia that will potentially disrupt and destroy the lives of many people.
The UN diplomats met for an emergency session before issuing a joint statement to demand a "retraction and an apology" from the U.S. president.
In 2016, in response to a question about then-candidate Trump's views on immigration and his intention to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, Francis said a man with such views was "not Christian". The world is witnessing a new low today with this #S-tholeNations remark! totally unacceptable! uncalled for moreover it shows a lack a respect and IGNORANCE never seen before in the recent history of the U.S. by any President! Mr. Trump also said the United States should admit more people from places like Norway, an overwhelmingly white country.
Sean Penn has a few choice words for President Trump.
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.