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

Tucker Carlson Asks 'Why The Outrage?' On Trump's 'Sh*thole' Comments

Tucker Carlson Asks 'Why The Outrage?' On Trump's 'Sh*thole' Comments

According to the sources, Trump's comments, made in the White House, came as Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham briefed the president on a newly drafted immigration bill being touted by a bipartisan group of senators.

Former CIA Director John Brennan, who was appointed by former president Barack Obama, said Trump "demonstrates daily that he is a deeply flawed person" when sharing the Post's article.

Lemon, who went on to call Trump's comments "disgusting", said, "There's other language I'd like to use, but we are on television".

The president suggested that instead, the US should allow more entrants from countries like Norway.

Mr Trump said the bipartisan immigration proposal is "a big step backwards" because it does not fund a wall along the Mexican border, and claimed it would force the United States "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".

In a response to The Washington Post's story on Trump's comment, the White House reaffirmed his concern with the nation's immigration system, but it did not deny he used that language.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", the statement read.

That's according to aides familiar with the pact, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not yet been made public.

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Tweeted Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona: "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".

Others said, no explanation will make what President Trump said right for refugees.

"[The] President's slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again", Richmond said.

Fellow Fox host Tucker Carlson suggested El Salvador may be a "shithole", and conservative commentator Ann Coulter approved of Trump's remark, saying "he's trying to win me back".

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. "The White House must immediately explain the situation and leave no doubt regarding what was said and in what context", he said.

Underscoring the hurdles facing the effort, other Republicans undercut the significance of the deal the half-dozen senators hoped to sell to Trump. Gimenez's dropping Miami-Dade's "sanctuary" protections for immigration offenders prompted Trump to call him "Strong!" in a tweet. "I mean, don't get me wrong, it might take us a few weeks, but as soon as the news donkey reaches our village, we'll be so mad!"

He has already green-lit the same programme for Haiti, meaning 59,000 Haitian immigrants must either legalise their U.S. presence or return home after July 2019.

Federal agencies will run out of money and have to shut down if lawmakers don't pass legislation extending their financing by January 19.

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