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Former US Ambassadors on Trump’s “Shithole” Comments “It’s Beneath Contempt.”

Dick Durbin were among the bipartisan group of senators at the White House with Trump.

"He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly", Durbin told reporters on Friday.

In addition, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on Friday called Trump's comments "very unfortunate and unhelpful".

Trump later denied using the vulgar language during the meeting. "Take them out." The White House did not deny the remarks in a statement on Thursday evening while it reiterated the President's immigration agenda. Throughout my twenty years as a humanitarian, I have seen strong, resilient people face humanitarian disasters, conflicts, and poverty and still find the courage and strength to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Don't get all upset, don't start criticizing, yelling.

Just before Christmas, a New York Times report emerged alleging that Trump had said people from Haiti "all have AIDS", that Nigerians all live in huts and that Afghanistan is full of terrorists.

Other Haitians in South Florida called the words from the president hurtful.

"He said: 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country".

In an essay for Time, the 57-year-old actor and founder of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization slammed Donald on the eighth anniversary of the devastating 2010 Haiti quake.

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"We were planning to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the natural disaster".

The NAACP president predicted Trump's remarks will help motivate African-American voters in the 2018 midterm elections, saying the comments are "the language of the '50s and '60s, it is the language of a Ross Barnett and a George Wallace".

Durbin, a key negotiator in DACA talks, recounted the meeting on MSNBC Friday, saying, "He said, 'Haitians".

Americans from Memphis to Minneapolis, Bakersfield to Brooklyn, should be disturbed and offended by clearly racist remarks that came directly from the lips of the USA president on Thursday.

"He is the president". A Fort Wayne man who was born in Haiti said the comments are concerning. "(Extended silence.) I can't say that". "I do not think this way, nor do I agree with this kind of sentiment".

Besides, at this point, you probably couldn't find anyone who would want to emigrate from Norway.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle took a harder stance against the remark. You know what you can do?

"It is incomprehensible that these words came out of the mouth of the president of the United States of America, a country that was founded on being free from discrimination", said Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican congresswoman. Lindsey Graham, who was also at the meeting, seemed to confirm that report in a statement in which he said "following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday".

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