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Durbin Says Graham Confronted Trump on 'Shithole' Comments with 'Extraordinary Political Courage'

Durbin Says Graham Confronted Trump on 'Shithole' Comments with 'Extraordinary Political Courage'”

Trump's comments came during a ceremony in which he signed a proclamation honoring civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr., who died after an assassin shot him half a century ago.

In the closed-door meeting, lawmakers were discussing legal protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Trump also plans to revoke temporary protected status for Nicaraguans and Salvadorans, thrusting hundreds of thousands more into limbo. In subsequent tweets, he noted that a number of individuals who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina were from El Salvador and said that he "feels proud to be Salvadoran". I was very proud of him.

The Haitian government the president's remarks and formally summoned an American official to explain them, Haiti's ambassador to the USA, told NBC News contributor Yamiche Alcindor. Not just once but repeatedly. "People come here because they're trying to improve their lives, not make it worse", she said. "He used those words", Durbin said. Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Trump went on to remark: "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

"You've seen the comments in the press".

When Ryan asked her in February if he planned to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus, he replied: "I'll tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting?" he said.

The president took to Twitter on Friday morning to deny ever using such language. It is not true.

Labossiere was among Haitians and Africans in the Bay Area and around the world who swiftly called Trump out for his comments, calling them blatantly racist. "There is no other word one can use but 'racist'".

"The government of the Republic of Haiti is profoundly outraged and shocked by the tenor of the remarks, not officially denied", it said in a statement, adding the comments reported by U.S. media "at a minimum are disrespectful and insulting".

Mr Trump also took issue with the idea that, while a lottery that benefits people from Africa and other nations would be ended, there could be another way for them to apply.

On a recent visit to Haiti, I saw firsthand the impact of #HumanTrafficking on families and children.

Other foreign officials like Hugo Martinez of El Salvador and representatives of the African National Congress are seeking an official response from US authorities regarding Trump's comments.



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