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Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2018

Here's what five of the lawmakers who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy.

United Nations rights office spokesman Rupert Colville said "there is no other word one can use but "racist" to describe Trump's remarks.

At their Oval Office meeting, two sources said, Trump questioned the value of taking immigrants from Haiti and African nations, and referred to them as "shithole countries".

"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", said Graham, who was part of a bipartisan proposal on immigration that Trump rejected at the meeting.

David Perdue, Republicans who've been close allies to the President on the issue of immigration, were also in the meeting but issued a carefully worded statement after Trump tweeted Friday morning that the description of his remarks was not accurate.

According to reports, Trump balked at an immigration deal that included protections for legal immigrants from Haiti and El Salvador, comparing those countries to latrines and asking "Why are we having all these people from (dung) hole countries come here?" He ignored reporters who shouted questions about his remarks.

"(The President) said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist.

Durbin said that despite Trump's rejection of the bipartisan deal he would introduce it as legislation next week and work on getting Democratic and Republican support for passage. I could tell you about my parents, how they came to this country with so many other Haitians, how they embraced the American dream and thrived, how I and so many first-generation Haitian-Americans are products of our parents' American dreams.

In a statement released after an emergency session, the group said it was "extremely appalled at and strongly condemns the outrageous racist and xenophobic remarks attributed to the president of the United States of America as widely reported by the media".

Republican leaders were largely silent, though House Speaker Paul Ryan said the vulgar language was "very unfortunate, unhelpful".

AN expletive US President Donald Trump reportedly used in a White House meeting about immigration has been projected onto the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.

Around 200,000 Salvadorans - most of whom have been U.S. residents for a decade or more - will lose their right to stay in the country.

She said, "This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation" and called on Trump to apologize to the American people "and the nations he so wantonly maligned".

The Democrats are all talk and no action.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew, told CNN on Friday that while he does not believe President Donald Trump is a "racist in the traditional sense", he does think the President is "racially ignorant and racially uninformed".

Mr Trump's insults - along with his rejection of the bipartisan immigration deal drafted by six senators - also threatened to further complicate efforts to extend protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the USA as children and remain there illegally. Another major component of the plan is the inclusion of $1.6 billion for structures including a wall for border security.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte were both there, as was White House aide Stephen Miller, a proponent of severely limiting immigration.

"Sh**hole? Thought they said he was so impressed with us just last September?"

"We have seven days and the clock is ticking".

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