Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

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United States President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out in a meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the USA should accept citizens from what he called "s***hole" countries, such as Haiti and El Salvador, as well as African nations.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., criticized Trump's remarks during an event Friday in Milwaukee, pointing to his own Irish ancestors' migration to America.

"When it came to the issue of quote, chain migration, I said to the president, "Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?".

"What the president said is offensive and doesn't reflect who we are as a country", Murkowski stated in an email distributed by her spokeswoman.

Dodging the questions, the President said goodbye to his guests and rushed out of the room. He then allegedly suggested America take immigrants from Norway instead, whose prime minister Trump had met with the previous day. "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", White House spokesperson Raj Shah said in a statement.

To repeat, Senators Cotton and Perdue said they "do not recall the President saying these comments specifically".

Trump wrote on Twitter early Friday denying that he said "anything derogatory" about Haitians, saying he simply used "tough" language in the immigration meeting.

Andrew Young was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations during President Jimmy Carter's administration.

"I don't understand what it means to be not a racist in the traditional sense", Johnson said. "Knowing that there are people living there, we have feelings".

Trump has also been rebuked by the United Nations for his reported comments.

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said Trump's comments were "unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values". How do you feel about the comments and the responses?

There's no doubt as to the racist nature of the comment.

He later seemed to backtrack, tweeting this was not the language used by him.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who was in the meeting, disputed the president account.

In her statement, Kalonda said the African Union and its partners would continue to address the causes of migration while also fighting against racism and xenophobia.

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