Rand Paul: Trump not prejudiced against Haiti

Carla Harmon
January 16, 2018

I think that they were unfortunate.I wasn't in the room. "But I can not believe that in the history of the White House and that oval office any president has ever spoken the words that I heard our president speak yesterday". "That I can tell you".

Durbin, a Democratic senator from IL, said, however, that Trump did use "hate-filled, vile and racist" language in the meeting, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Reports later emerged in United States media that Mr Trump had asked during the meeting: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

In a tweet on Friday morning, the president denied he said "anything derogatory about Haitians". She maintained that it is her firm belief that America is a nation that has been built on ideals and not the people who are in it. Senator Graham has always maintained a very cordial relationship with president Trump.

The President has drawn sharp criticism since he was reported to have called certain countries "shitholes" while discussing immigration with lawmakers Thursday.


The White House previously hadn't denied the remarks had been said.

"They are all talk and no action", Trump tweeted.

Georgia Sen. David Perdue called reports describing Trump as using vile language in the meeting a "gross misrepresentation" and said Democratic Sen.

Ben Marter, a spokesman for Durbin, did not provide details of the conversation but said the senator was "encouraged" by Trump's reaction.

At one point, Trump, according to two sources, said: "Why do we want all these people from Africa here?"


Trump commented as Durbin was presenting details of a compromise immigration plan that included providing $1.6 billion for a first installment of the president's long-sought border wall.

The African Group of UN ambassadors is "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks by the president of the United States of America as widely reported by the media", a statement said.

"He said, 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". On Sunday, they backtracked and challenged other senators' descriptions of the remarks. "Members of Congress have a responsibility to the American people and our democracy to impeach him", Waters said in a statement on her website. Lindsey Graham of SC were mistaken in indicating that was the case.

"I am telling you that he did not use that word. I hope you are", Lemon said.

Playing up the potential divide, Tapper asked Love what she'd tell Haitian-Americans who believe Trump is racist.


Critics from home and overseas have said that the sentiments made by the president were against the notion that has been believed since time immemorial that the USA is a country that has embraced immigrants since its forming.

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