Days ago, The New York Times reported that, during a meeting on immigration, President Trump referred to Africa and Haiti as "shithole countries" and said he wanted more immigrants to come from places like Norway.
Many Democrats say protection of young immigrants under the DACA program is a requirement for their supporting a budget deal to avert a government shutdown.
"Donald Trump says, hey, black people, your community is wrecked", he said.
He denied making the offensive remarks, despite two senators who attended the meeting confirming the accuracy of the news reports about the words Trump used. She also said it would be "completely irresponsible" for Democrats to demand that a deal be tied to keeping the government funded.
It marked a sudden change in fortune for Graham and Trump, who in recent months had been increasingly close and frequent golf partners.
The president's key advisors also include immigration hardliner Stephen Miller.
This fiction called "race" is fast turning us into a s--hole nation because that is what has turned us into the fools our present leader says we are.
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The event titled "A Conversation with Women of America", saw more than a dozen top White House officials in attendance, including Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior adviser, Communications Firector Hope Hicks, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.
"It's hard to find any effort to kill immigration legislation that doesn't have Steve Miller's fingerprints on it. Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military", Trump added.
The point, after all, is this: The President of the United States, in a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators and congressman, derided countries primarily populated by black and brown people and lauded a country (Norway) that is nearly entirely white. The White House on Monday announced El Salvador has been removed from the list of TPS countries. "The president simply, as he looked at the deal, he wants a good deal and he wants to right deal".
And, there is no dispute - not from Trump, his White House, his defenders or his detractors - over the sentiment Trump was trying to get across in the immigration meeting last Thursday. My now famous meeting with the president was about solving a problem to secure our country and to be compassionate and understand with these 800,000 children.
At least four Democratic lawmakers said that they were boycotting the State of the Union Address of the president to protest against his alleged remarks.
"What happened between 10 and 12?" And I'm going to focus on what comes next.
"He said, 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". Congress is grappling with the issue as they negotiate over a spending bill they need to pass by Friday to avoid a government shutdown. We know his role. Our leader has already said what he thinks about all of us right here. Trump had blasted the proposal made as "outlandish".
Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga., issued a joint statement saying they "do not recall ... specifically" the "shithole countries" slur; Perdue later went further, flatly denying the words were spoken. He said he helped Haitians who had been evacuated from the country off their airplane, get passports and provide them with "any immediate help they required". Not what they said they wanted, not what they said they wanted.