Trump then made “vile and vulgar comments” about African nations, Durbin said, calling them “shitholes”.
Graham was at the Oval Office Thursday to present a bipartisan agreement to overhaul the nation’s immigration system to Trump.
“They have not often had the government the people deserve, but that does not make them the country the president described”. “You’ve seen the comments in the press”. It noted that Trump’s comments had immediately sparked “controversy and indignation”.
Trump has said he will end the program in March unless Congress acts – and also authorizes strict border enforcement measures, too.
Durbin and Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, each spoke to Trump during phone calls Thursday morning to outline the contours of the deal, according to a Democratic congressional aide who requested anonymity to discuss the internal deliberations.
US President Donald Trump gestures as he boards Airforce One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland on January 12, 2018, for a weekend trip to Mar-a-Lago.
“We had a meeting”, Graham said from Capitol Hill, “and I will tell you that I’m hopeful”. It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One.
“He will always reject temporary, weak and risky stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway”.
Norwegians did move in large numbers to the USA in the nineteenth century, but the figure was down to 502 in 2016, a decline of 59 from the previous year, according to Statistics Norway. But it emphasised that such a partnership should be based on mutual respect and accepted global principles of respect of basic human dignity. As President, he has put in place a ban (which is being contested in the courts) on people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. “Our immigration policy should reflect that truth, and our elected officials, including our President, should respect it”.
President Trump is also accused of disparaging Haitian immigrants, who he once pledged to be a champion for.
Although the President denied he had used such language on Friday, Democratic Sen.
But conclusions about Trump’s mental alertness were not expected as the White House said Trump would not undergo a psychiatric examination.
Mr Trump’s comments came as Mr Durbin was presenting details of the compromise plan that included providing 1.6 billion USA dollars (£1.2 billion) for the first instalment of the president’s long-sought border wall.
Trump has denied being racist, labeling himself the “least racist person there is” during his 2016 campaign.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam denouncing President Trump’s “shithole countries” designation..
“The anniversary of the devastating quake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors”, Clinton wrote on Twitter. But instead of winningTrump’s support, as they had expected, the president launched into a broadside against immigration from Haiti and Africa.
The comments revived charges that the president is racist, and rocked immigration talks that were already on a tenuous footing. “They have come a long way in 8 years, but much work remains and I still believe in the Haitian people”.
Almost a year into Trump’s presidency, members of Congress are still struggling to relate to the unorthodox Trump and his spontaneous, often crude remarks.
Parsing the President’s comments does little to mitigate their damage, critics said. These remarks must be condemned in the strongest possible terms and we call on our Republican colleagues across the aisle to join us in doing so. “To borrow a slogan that many Americans of different backgrounds have been using since the beginning of this presidency, today we mourn, tomorrow we fight”. In June, he said Nigerian immigrants would “never go back to their huts” after coming to the U.S.
Many responded on social media.