Murkowski: Trump comments "don't reflect who we are as a country"

"Diversity has always been our strength, not our weakness", Graham said.

President Donald Trump is insisting he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians".

American Urban Radio Network's April Ryan thought it appropriate to shout, "are you a racist?" at President Trump at the conclusion of the signing ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Trump had met with the Norwegian prime minister on Wednesday.

"Any alleged comments by the President in a (n) immigration meeting are best responded to by the the White House". Referring to Trump's comments, Young said, "If we're going to be a welcoming nation, I don't know how this helps".

The Haitian government Friday condemned Trump's comments as a "racist view of the Haitian community".

MASON CITY | Disparaging remarks attributed to President Trump on limiting immigration from some countries have hit close to home to two North Iowa families who are upset by his comments. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" he said in one of the tweets.

"We have been working for four months and have reached an agreement in principle" that addresses the main policies Trump sought, they said. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians". "Probably should record future meeting - unfortunately no trust". And it prompted senators who were present at the meeting to answer questions Friday about their recollections of the startling remarks.

When asked what Trump had said in the meeting, Durbin said, "I can not believe that in the history of the White House and of that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday".

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a briefing that no deal had been reached yet. "They don't usually turn on the TV and hear 's***hole.' On the other hand, I think some viewers appreciate we are not censoring it or dancing around it". At 7:28, Trump Tweeted what appears to be a denial of the "shithole" comment. It isn't relevant in 2018, especially to the President of the United States who must act as a diplomat and must deal with the nations of the world, whose support American needs in many arenas - from cooperation on global security and energy and climate goals, to votes in the United Nations.

The comments were widely received as racist, and also raised concerns internationally. "We just have to get it done", he said.

Sylvester Odion Akhaine teaches global relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria. And I made my own comments in response to it but for him to confront the president as he did literally sitting next to him took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it'.

"Congress needs to be more mature than the president of the United States", Rep. Darren Soto, a Florida Democrat, told BuzzFeed News. He did not specifically deny using the word "shithole". Her parents emigrated to the USA from Haiti.

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