Overshadowing the event was mounting backlash from Trump's comments during a private meeting with lawmakers the day before.
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The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the president made the remarks during an Oval Office meeting on immigration reform.
"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?".
Though the White House flatly denied the report, given Trump's other colorful language to describe non-white foreigners, it certainly seems credible. On Friday (local time) the President tweeted that his language was "tough" but insisted he did not say anything derogatory about Haiti aside from noting it's a poor country. And he said them repeatedly'. To no surprise, the president started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words. The meeting revolved around a bipartisan proposal to restore protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries as part of a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.More news: South and North Korea discuss joint women's ice hockey team for Olympics
In exchange, Mr Durbin said people fleeing from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil strife, including Haiti, El Salvador and Guatemala, would be allowed to stay in the US. According to those briefed on the conversation, the president used the phrase * a href="http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-why-allow-immigrants-from-s***hole-countries/2930875/" *"s***hole countries" while questioning why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and nations in Africa, rather than places like Norway. "This is particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity".
Lemon said Trump supporters should undergo some "self-examination" and questioned "what it says about you that you continue to make excuses for this man, no matter what". "Because you might learn that people from some of those 'shithole countries" were slaves who were brought by force to help build this country". "America deserves better, and when I'm governor, I'll protect immigrant families and make IL a welcoming state for all". "Something I am most proud of is the relationships that we have built in all of Greensboro and all of the sixth district throughout this community", said Walker.
Controversy is swirling about claims that President Donald Trump made a vulgar comment about struggling countries and their immigrants.More news: Jacksonville Jaguars: How Blake Bortles compares to Super Bowl QBs