Anderson Cooper: 'The sentiment the President expressed today is a racist sentiment'

GOP senator Trump’s reported ‘s--hole’ comments ‘disappointing

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". Needless to say, celebs are taking note at the blatant racism.

"Perhaps the White House feels the president's remarks will be well-received in some parts of this country, among some parts of the president's base, and perhaps that is true but it doesn't make what he said any less ignorant or any less racist".

He denied suggestions in a report in the Washington Post that he had said "take them out", in reference to Haitians.

"'Why are we having all of these people from, ' - and I apologize for using this word here, but this is a quote from the president - 'why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?'"

"Whether you vote for me or don't vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion", Trump said at the Haitian American roundtable previous year. Tens of thousands of Haitians and Nicaraguans have also seen protections removed.

Some Democrats criticized Trump's remark on Thursday afternoon, and other Republicans began to speak out as well.

The White House did not deny the account. "It also reinforces the concerns that we hear every day, that the President's slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again", said Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, in a statement.

"Why do we need more Haitians, take them out", he said, according to our sources.

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes", whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", he added. During a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg Wednesday, Trump stated that he would not sign a bipartisan bill that lacked funding for a wall on America's southern border with Mexico, but House Republicans have been split on whether to side with Trump.

A White House spokesperson defended the comment, saying: "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people".

"I just want to take a minute to talk about Haiti, one of the places the president referred to today as a "shithole" country, '" he said.

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".

Some of the lawmakers left the meeting bewildered by the comments, and feeling less optimistic about a bipartisan deal on immigration that Mr Trump scoffed at.

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