Lisa Murkowski stated Friday that President Donald Trump's description of African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting to discuss immigration legislation "doesn't reflect who we are as a country". "It's profoundly disappointing to hear someone in that office use that language".
Pierre Labossiere was aghast when, during immigration discussions in the Oval Office Thursday, President Donald Trump questioned why the US should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa, calling them "shithole countries". Since they are receiving American aid, they were slow to criticize the president's comment.
In a tweet, Clinton denounced Trump's remarks, which were made in a private meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, saying that Friday should be a day of remembrance for the 2010 quake in Haiti.
On Friday, Cardinal Blase Cupich tweeted: "Grateful for Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable, "Founder of Chicago"-and Haitian immigrant". He added, "Why do we want people from Haiti here?" I believe it is vitally important to come to a bipartisan solution to the immigration and border challenges we face today.
"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump tweeted. The details of the proposal have not been publicised, but the President said: "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal. was a big step backwards".
Americans from Memphis to Minneapolis, Bakersfield to Brooklyn, should be disturbed and offended by clearly racist remarks that came directly from the lips of the US president on Thursday. His supporters made excuses and continue to make excuses for him. how many examples do you need of this?
Trump took particular issue with the characterization of his comments on Haiti.
In Friday's Facebook post, Clinton said the US should support Haiti and its people and "help them reach their full potential". Trump wrote on Twitter. "But I've never met a Haitian who isn't strong". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"
"And he said them repeatedly".
A group of more than 2,900 Catholic sisters said they find it "appalling" that the president used "vulgar and offensive language to describe Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa".
'My colleague, Republican senator Lindsey Graham of SC, spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said, ' Durbin said in the Capitol, CNN reported.
'Mr. President, will you give an apology for the statement yesterday?' asked the correspondent. 'Mr.
"And when I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians?"
"I think it was stupid and irresponsible and childish".
"Congress needs to be more mature than the president of the United States", Rep. Darren Soto, a Florida Democrat, told BuzzFeed News. It's not how a president should behave.
"This is not just a story about vulgar language".
At an event on Friday at the White House, Trump honoured the memory of Martin Luther King Jr, the civil-rights era activist who was slain in 1968. Day, which is Monday. "What the president did call out was the imbalance in our current legal immigration system that does not protect American workers and our national interest". But even before the "shithole" remark, officials were not looking at a deal on immigration as tied to the January 19 government funding deadline, despite Democrats using the threat of a possible government shutdown as leverage to get a deal passed.