On Monday, the Washington Post shed some light on how Senators Tom Cotton, of Arkansas, and David Perdue, of Georgia, felt able to assert that President Donald Trump had not referred to Africa as a collection of "shithole" countries-a comment that the White House itself did not, at first, bother to protest-and thus that those who said he did, including their fellow-senators, were liars. On the other hand, this is Donald Trump, and anyone with a brain knew he felt this way even before he actually verbalized it.
"They'll go out and call him racist".
Even so, when Xi did come to visit Trump at Mar a Lago, the president hosted him to a formal dinner at the club.
Just when you thought the lawmakers involved in that "shithole countries" meeting at the White House on Thursday hadn't covered themselves in enough shame, here comes a new development. I know what was said and I know what I said"-yet they chose that route".
That said, he has made roughly 80 trips to golf courses during his first year in office, according to ABC News' count, though he is known to make regular use of a golf cart rather than walk the courses.
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The President's decision sparked clashes in parts of east Jerusalem and the West Bank between Palestinian protestors and Israeli security forces.
Speaking at the US Capitol, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer delivered a stinging portrayal of Mr Trump as an unreliable negotiating partner, saying the two sides came close to an agreement several times only to have Mr Trump back out at the urging of anti-immigration conservatives.
On the one hand, he's become Democrats' favorite Republican for committing to working with members on the other side of the aisle on immigration and for standing up to Trump. Then Cotton and Perdue did the Sunday-morning TV circuit, and seemed to outright deny the claims.
When Dickerson asked Cotton about the thrust of the remarks, as opposed to the President's word choice, Cotton said, "I did not hear derogatory comments about individuals or persons".
The AU said the U.S. president should withdraw the remarks and apologise to Africans.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there is no "singular reason" why there has not yet been a state visit but teased that the administration hopes to schedule a state visit soon. Lindsey Graham of SC, has implicitly affirmed Durbin's account in a statement.
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But none of this matters if the U.S. remains aloof, talking up its own power but ignoring the allies it needs more than ever. This seems to be in line with the Trump administration's dedication to cut back on regulations and red tape for businesses.
"I tried to make it very clear to the president that when you say 'I'm an American, ' what does that mean?"
Republicans say they want a "merit-based" system of immigration.
He is still touting his immigration proposal - a plan embraced by Democrats - that many Republicans have panned and Trump has declared dead on arrival.
The president also suggested that the White House kitchen staff could be key to improving his diet. "I know what was said and I know what I said", Graham said.
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This will include the CEO of General Motors, the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, and the Executive Directors of BASF, Nestle, and J.P. Both the countries are set to participate in the WEF annual meet.