Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Maxine Waters Calls to Impeach Trump Over Immigration Remarks

Maxine Waters Calls to Impeach Trump Over Immigration Remarks

"It's reached a point where we say enough is enough", she said.

Durbin said in his statement Friday that he and others in his bipartisan group will continue pressing for a DACA deal.

Richmond said in a statement: "President Trump's comments are yet another confirmation of his racially insensitive and ignorant views. The snowflakes aren't used to it".

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement issued after The Washington Post first reported Trump's remarks.

Donald Trump has tried to quell a storm over his reported criticism of immigration from "shithole countries" - a slur slammed as racist around the world.

Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin, who is of Haitian ancestry, said Friday that Trump is misinformed about the island nation, the first independent country founded by freed slaves.

He made them during a discussion of an emerging bipartisan deal to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children, those with knowledge of the conversation said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the meeting. He added that Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society". Trump tweeted Friday morning: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". He also defended his language, though he didn't mention the word "shithole" specifically.

Some Republicans also criticized Trump. "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit US resources". The White House has not denied the language, nor have the several Republican lawmakers in the meeting.

Political commentators and members of the Congressional Black Caucus pointed out that Trump's comments denigrated majority-black nations and expressed a preference for the majority-white Norway.

President Donald Trump on Friday offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries a day earlier. Just so you know, they don't want you to be their president.

His comments on Thursday also threatened to further imperil immigration talks aimed at extending protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the country as children and are now here illegally.

Geralde Gabeau, shown in 2015, could not sleep Thursday night after President Trump's crass dismissal of Haiti and African nations.

Richard Jordan, a real estate investor and self-described "avid Trump supporter" in Georgia, agreed.

"If the reports are accurate, I do not agree with the comments made about countries whose people are an important part of our communities today and have made positive contributions to our culture and economy", he said.

Haiti's government summoned charge d'affairs Robin Diallo, the top USA diplomat in the country, to respond. "There is unemployment in the U.S., there are people who don't have healthcare services", Duarte told reporters.

"I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level", Trump noted, adding: "I want safety and security for our people". Some people can say that. "I will put my vote where my mouth is". Trump said, according to people at the meeting. "It's all about identity politics", said John Hajjar, who served as the co-chair of the Middle Eastern Coalition for Trump during the 2016 election.

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