"Do we need more Haitians"?"
But Lee said the reported remarks, confirmed by Illinois Democratic Sen.More news: Amid Fallout Over Racist Comments, Trump Pledges To Fight For MLK's Dream
One reporter asked: "Mr President, will you give an apology for the statement yesterday?", before another said: "Mr President, did you refer to African nations as s***holes?" "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!".
The condemnations came as Trump found himself at the center of an global firestorm Friday, a day after he reportedly made the comment during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House. The Post said he also was referring to El Salvador.
"In the course of his comments he said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist", said Durbin. The park's boundaries include the Prince Hall Masonic Temple, a site that King used as the headquarters for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, according to a White House spokesman.
The comments came during discussions about protecting immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries, who would be affected by the removal of the Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, program.More news: United Nations says Trump slur on 's…hole' countries is 'racist'
The bipartisan Senate plan would attempt to maintain TPS in return for ending or changing a "diversity" lottery programme that has been aimed at allowing up to 50,000 people a year from countries with few emigres to the United States.
Friday happened to be the eighth anniversary of the 2010 quake in Haiti that killed as many as 300,000 people and displaced roughly 1.3 million. The newspaper also repeated the claim first reported in a New York Times story in December that Trump had said once Nigerians immigrants had seen America, they would never "go back to their huts". "It's more his racist views that dictate who should come to America and who shouldn't".More news: Judge Loya's mystery death must be thoroughly investigated: Rahul Gandhi