Trump vulgarity debate has become a 's-show,' senator says

Carla Harmon
January 20, 2018

"It was a meeting of 12 people".

Nielsen says the conversation was impassioned and the president was using tough language.

The Post added that Trump said he would prefer if the U.S. accepted more immigrants from Norway, which is predominantly white. The stories that Republicans tell themselves to justify their partnership with, or obedience to, the President are not just absurd; they are pathetic.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., angrily criticized Nielsen's comments, telling her during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity".

Which is why the president's tweeting is "not a bad idea", she continued.

Trump said, according to the report.

Trump drew global condemnation after reports emerged that he had questioned the value of taking immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean nation of Haiti during a closed-door meeting with lawmakers at the White House last Thursday, referring to them as "shithole" countries.


Asked by CNN's Jim Acosta whether he said he wanted more people to come to the United States from Norway, Trump said, "We want them to come in from everywhere, everywhere". On Sunday, he told a group of reporters that he is "the least racist person you will ever interview".

Some have accused the president of racism.

Several people who were at the meeting last week or familiar with the discussions, said Trump disparaged those countries in vulgar, racially tinged terms.

He did say he was open to changing his diet, perhaps with smaller portion sizes on White House meals. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was at the immigration meeting with Trump.

A senior White House official said Trump does not believe he has an ally on this issue in Graham, a Republican who has long tried to partner with Democrats on immigration legislation.

The Illinois Democrat says he and a handful of other senators who crafted a bipartisan immigration deal are working to win over additional supporters.

"I think the context of that conversation - there was so much covered in that meeting".


Asked about Kelly, the South Carolina Republican said the chief of staff is "a fine man, but he's part of the staff".

Senator David Purdue, a Republican from Georgia who attended the session, called charges that Trump is racist "ridiculous" and insisted reports on his remarks were a "gross misrepresentation". "I don't [know] either and I'm going to find out".

"I think the residents themselves have adjusted to the president being in town and to the protests", Ogrodnick said.

Nielsen surely would have preferred to be in Norway, or just about anywhere, to where she was Tuesday: facing questions from both Durbin and Graham, whose integrity she had challenged with her dubious account. "It's fair to say the president reacted strongly to that".

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) on Wednesday predicted that many Republicans will step forward by the end of the day to oppose President Donald Trump's views on immigration. "You have to use your own mind, your own judgment as far as how you feel that he is", said Michelle Toyer, who was marching in Washington. Of the 1.4 million immigrants from sub-Sahara Africa who are 25 and older, according to the Los Angeles Times, citing research from the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute, 41 percent have a bachelor's degree, compared with 30 percent of all immigrants and 32 percent of the USA -born population - and 38 percent of the 19,000 US immigrants from Norway.

The 34-year-old's comment sparked immediate reaction on Twitter, with people tweeting at the president's son questions like, "If your father only sees green, why did he have to settle with the @CivilRights for housing discrimination against black people?"


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