South Florida fights back against Trump comments

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Trump reportedly told the senators at Thursday's meeting that more people from countries such as Norway should be allowed into the U.S. Because Norway is an overwhelmingly white nation, the implication was that Trump wanted more whites admitted into the United States.

He reportedly asked, according to the Washington Post, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

Graham released a statement saying that he "said [his] piece directly" to Trump, but not addressing whether the president had insulted any countries.

Trump only denounced his earlier claims in September 2016, well into the 2016 presidential campaign, acknowledging that Obama was born in the United States. "Most of us have assimilated, raised our kids here and are contributing and doing well".

"I believe he lost his temper and said it", Jacquet said.

Jorel Francois holds a sign that reads, 'President trump is a Bigot!' as he joins with others to mark the 8th anniversary of the natural disaster in Haiti and to condemn President Donald Trump's reported statement about immigrants from Haiti, Africa and El Salvador on January 12, 2018 in Miami. While they acknowledge that the particular natural disasters happened long enough ago that the specific damage that those disasters caused, has been remedied, they insist that the situation in those countries is simply so bad that these people can not be sent back there, regardless of whether the law has any provision for their continued residence.

Next Friday is the deadline for Congress to pass a national budget, something many Democrats, whose votes are needed, have said they will not do unless there is a fix for DACA. One of their Republican colleagues said their comments were out of place. As always, I look forward to considering additional ideas that could make the proposal even better, ' he said. I certainly don't use that language.

"Mr. Trump spits on the assassination of this black American icon, as well as on a whole generation of young people, black and white, who gave their lives in the civil rights movement", he said.

His promise is now in question after the comments allegedly made during a private immigration meeting with lawmakers.

Rep. Mia Love, R-UT, herself a daughter of Haitian immigrants, issued a statement asking for the president to apologize for his "unkind, divisive and elitist" language. Why do we want all these people from Africa here?

Late Night host Seth Meyers walked off set in despair at the news and Jimmy Kimmel was blunt: "We voted for a racist".

Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Steve Goldstein noted that Trump denies that he uses such language, but said the envoys had been briefed on how to respond to complaints. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

As for one of the most resonant and credible reactions to Trump's statements, it came from someone else in his party. "We are not from "s-thole" countries", he said.

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