Trump backtracks again after first denying making 'shithole' comments

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Haiti's ambassador to the US says he and the Haitian government "vehemently condemn" the president's remark.

After The Washington Post first reported Mr. Trump's remarks on Thursday, later confirmed by CBS News' Nancy Cordes, the White House did not deny the comment in a statement. But more than anything else for those not bothered by a long trail of hateful, despicable comments by Donald Trump is the simple fact, we once again, are witnessing another episode of the Trump administration and President Donald Trump, lying.

President Trump ignored questions Friday about the comments but he issued a denial on Twitter. One, as a candidate, he did go to Little Haiti in Miami to address the community. "We all know the president meant what he said. sources telling CNN the president called friends to do a victory lap".

The African Union demand for an apology is likely to add to the intense pressure on Mr Trump following reports of what he said in the White House on Thursday during a discussion about immigration.

When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Durbin said Trump replied: "We don't need more Haitians'". "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'"

- There's an estimated 36,000 Haitians living in Central Florida and they're reacting to President Trump's comments about their country.

A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the president.

And despite the president's opposition, Durbin said lawmakers still plan to vote on a plan reforming DACA next week. It is not true. He said these hateful things and he said them repeatedly.

Inside the White House, staffers were largely unfazed, even as the political and diplomatic fallout mounted.

As Durbin was describing for the president which immigrants with the protected status would receive relief under the diversity visa program, he mentioned a few examples, including Haiti.

He tweeted a convoluted denial Friday in an attempt to quell outrage both at home and overseas. Trump allegedly said in referrence to African countries and Haiti. He later told the AP that "Africa gave America the greatest president ever" in Barack Obama.

Parsing his words to allow a sufficient escape route should it be needed, the Georgia Democrat told MSNBC's Katy Tur that he will boycott the annual address over Trump using the phrase "sh*thole countries" while discussing an immigration deal in a private meeting in the Oval Office. I hope today's comments were just a crass and flippant mistake, and do not reflect the hateful racism they imply, ' Bush wrote in a pair of tweets.

"I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians", Trump said.



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