Lt. Gov. Newsom Calls on President Trump to Resign Over 'Shithole' Comment

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Trump has long held similar beliefs, demanding that nations such as Mexico and El Salvador stop the flow of unskilled labor into the United States.

African politicians labelled U.S. President Donald Trump a racist on Friday after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries. His comments stunned the assembled lawmakers, some of whom had arrived to persuade the President to support a fledgling bipartisan immigration deal.

Donald Trump ragging on immigrants from "sh*hole countries" in a January 11 Oval Office meeting has gotten him into some deep. well, sh*t. "If they don't, for goodness' sake, give us a vote".

Kinzinger said divisive language detracts from common goals and the task at hand. "I've never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United States". "We are a nation of immigrants, and a nation built on the backs of hard-working men and women from ALL over the world. That's the American Dream". "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!". "My family, like many other immigrant families, have come to the U.S.in pursuit of a better life and in turn we have helped the economy".

Hunder said he expects Trump will hear from Haitian President Jovenel Moise and African leaders about the vulgar remark.

Trump's contemptuous blanket description of African countries startled lawmakers in the meeting and immediately revived charges that the president is racist. As he beamed while signing, of all things, a King holiday proclamation on Friday, the president ignored them when reporters repeatedly asked if he would apologize for Thursday's comments.

As breathlessly terrible as Trump's pronouncement was, what made it worse was that it was instantly believable. "I think it fundamentally poisons the relationship with numerous countries". Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!

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Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of IL, who was present at the meeting, said the reports were accurate and that "shithole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly".

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday". Trump is "very aware" you can't fix this problem without the Democrats, Graham added. Trump later admitted using "tough language", but he cast doubt on the report's specific quote.

Trump earned national political prominence by promoting the falsehood that Barack Obama, America's first African-American president, was not born in the United States. "That's not how a president behaves". Day, which is Monday.

The announcement comes after the Haitian government also reacted with outrage. ". Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".

The administration announced a year ago that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed almost 60,000 Haitians to live and work in the U.S.in the wake of a devastating 2010 quake. Trump's choice of abstaining from tobacco puts him ahead of most American men.

Earlier, the government of Botswana had announced that it had summoned the USA ambassador to explain Trump's comments, reportedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting on immigration. As to what information will be shared to the public will be up to Trump as such is his right just like other American citizens under federal health privacy laws.

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