On Twitter, Trump said he did use tough language in the meeting, but seemed to deny using the expletive in question. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!".
Now, Lemon's controversial declaration did not come unwarranted; it came after the Washington Post reported Donald Trump called several countries, including Haiti and Nigeria, "sh****le" countries. The White House did not deny them.
Trump tweeted a convoluted denial early Friday but Democratic Senator Dick Durbin pushed back, saying the president repeatedly used the term "shithole" during a Thursday White House meeting on immigration reform.
Haiti said it was shocked by Trump's reported remarks and summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country for an explanation. Trump reportedly said. "Take them out".
Mr Trump continued: "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".
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U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, a Republican from Charlotte, went on WBT Friday morning to defend Trump's remarks and did so with incredibly twisted logic.
A spokesman for the United Nations said Friday that Trump's reported words were racist.
"We all came to this country, we all made it great", said Pascale Millien-Faustin, of the Haitian Women Association of CT.
"In the course of his comments", Durbin said, Trump "said things which were hate-filled, vile, and racist". You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes", whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.
Durbin said Trump and his supporters in the room also "scoffed" when he said that ending chain migration would break up families.