PA lawmakers respond to Trump's reported "shithole" remark from immigration meeting

Trump refers to African countries as 's---hole' nations

Trump refers to African countries as 's---hole' nations

Trump used "racist" language.The president did call some African nations "shitholes", he said. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!".

The fallout over Trump's reported comments at Thursday's meeting has been swift.

The White House meeting was held to discuss a proposed bipartisan deal that would limit immigrants from bringing family members into the country, and restrict the green card visa lottery in exchange for shielding hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

The Vatican and the White House are at odds again, this time over President Donald Trump's reported use of vulgar language to refer to certain countries during immigration talks.

Haiti said it was shocked by Trump's reported remarks on Thursday and summoned the top USA diplomat in the country for an explanation. They took to Twitter to tell the president just what they thought about moving to the U.S. Someone else in the room responded: “Because if you do, it will be obvious why.

Both Altidor and the government of Botswana released statements condemning the comments and asking US officials for a formal explanation of the remarks.

Mr Trump continued: "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

"I can not believe that in the history of the White House and that Oval Office any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin told the press.

Mexico's former president, Vicente Fox, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump, said in a colorful tweet that "America's greatness was built on diversity".

"There is no other word one can use but ", United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said Friday of Trump's slur. Trump also allegedly asked, "Why do we need more Haitians?".

The meeting in question took place to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, allowing undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to seek temporary protection, which Trump proposes to scrap entirely.

As Politico reported Friday, staffers felt the Journal's piece would "help drive the message" home that Trump has bolstered the economy with his tax bill. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, said in statement Friday that "we do not recall the president saying these comments specifically".

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, who was in the meeting, told reporters Friday that Trump did in fact say those words and that he "said them repeatedly".

In addition, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on Friday called Trump's comments "very unfortunate and unhelpful".

He later added, "I thought he misspoke, and, as I said, I think President Trump is not a racist, but I do think he is racially uninformed".