Since President Donald Trump's political ascent in 2015, many journalists and traditional media organizations have had hand-wringing syntactical debates over how to characterize Trump's most inflammatory comments, opting in many cases to call them "racially charged" or "racist statements". They included senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), who thought they were meeting with the president alone but were surprised that immigration hardliners Rep.
The staue of liberty where #trump's grandparents immigrated through doesn't say, "send me your whites only from Norway not from those shithole countries".
President Donald Trump on Thursday used a vulgarity to describe Haiti and African nations while meeting in the Oval Office with lawmakers about an immigration deal that would among other things cut back the visa lottery that has led to emigration from those countries, several news reports said.
Trump then suggested the USA should bring in more people from countries like Norway, the report said. The White House at the time denied reports that Trump made the derogatory statements.
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Farah Larrieux, a Haitian immigrant in Miami who represents a national alliance of people like her who have been granted protections against deportation after natural disasters in their nations, said Trump's "s***hole" comments are simply "beyond politics". "He will always reject temporary, weak and unsafe stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway".
The Washington Post first reported Mr. Trump's remarks, later adding more detail on the president's comments.
Love, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, whose parents immigrated to the United States in the 1970s, went on to detail her family's ties to one of the countries that was maligned by Trump.
A person familiar with the meeting told CNN that Illinois Democratic Sen.
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"Some, I assume, are good people", he conceded, during his 2016 campaign. Another White House source explained the language Trump used as his way of trying to emphasize his support for a merit-based immigration system.
The president's reported remarks sparked condemnation from both sides of the aisle.
Instead, according to people in the meeting, the president said the U.S. should accept more immigrants from places like Norway. Tom Cotton, R-Ark; and Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, were also there.
Florida is home to more Haitians than any other state, and Trump's decision to end temporary protective status for Haitians could affect almost 60,000 Haitians now residing in the Sunshine State.
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This denial came among a series of other tweets Friday where Trump defended his immigration stance.