How lawmakers in immigration meeting responded to Trump's comments

The statement, issued late Friday after the African ambassadors held an emergency meeting, comes amid an worldwide outcry over Trump reportedly saying he'd rather have more immigrants from Norway and fewer from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa.

Taking those cues, a bipartisan group of six Senate lawmakers hashed out a deal that addressed those issues and provided legal protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children without proper authorization. "The United States should lead the world in respect for all people". "Our country is made of immigrants".

Last fall, the Department of Homeland Security canceled the Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants.

But Trump and his advisers notably did not dispute the most controversial of his remarks: using "shithole" to describe African nations and saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead.

"We've heard so many things from him via Twitter and otherwise that have been extremely troubling to our humanity", the activist and daughter of and said via a. Trump said, according to people who were at the meeting.

News reported that Trump made similar comments, and other outlets also confirmed his quotes. "My blood is boiling right now". "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist", Coleville said. About 50 Haitian Americans are elected officials nationwide.

Reacting to the remarks made by Trump, Rupert Colville, spokesman of the United Nations human rights office, said: "You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as shitholes ..." US Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the gathering, told reporters on Friday that Trump used "vile, vulgar" language, including repeatedly using the word "shithole" when speaking about African countries.

Donald Trump is unfit to be president.

It was not the first time Trump has offended the community, however. Africans were also shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent.

The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks on Saturday, while a statement from ambassadors of all countries from the continent at the United Nations (UN) demanded a retraction and apology.

"The statement that he made is not from the entire America, it is from only one person", Charitable said.

Haiti said it was shocked by Trump's reported remarks on Thursday and summoned the top United States diplomat in the country, asking for an apology if the vulgar term had been used.

In September 2016, Mr. Trump's personal doctor, Harold N. Bornstein, said Mr. Trump took low-dose aspirin and a statin drug to help lower his cholesterol. He said the found the outpouring heartening and "testament of the strong bond" between the nations. That prompted Mr Trump to insist that he is a "stable genius".

"All my friends who work out all the time, they're going for knee replacements, hip replacements - they're a disaster, " he The New York Times Magazine in 2015. "The president should not denigrate other countries". "If we are a poor country, then our poverty comes in part from pillage and plunder".

Maybe. He's definitely putting something first, but it's not the America described in the Declaration of Independence (where "all men are created equal') or the Pledge of Allegiance ("one nation, under God, indivisible") or on the base of the Statue of Liberty ("Give me your exhausted, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free")".

  • Leroy Wright