No one who has paid even casual attention to Donald Trump could claim real surprise when he reportedly told a bipartisan congressional delegation that he was tired of immigrants from "shithole countries" such as Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations and yearned for more from countries like Norway. A person familiar with talk at the meeting told CNN that Trump also said: "Why do we need more Haitians?"
Mr Trump was not apologetic about his inflammatory remarks and denied he was racist, and instead blamed the media for distorting his meaning, according to his confidant. Here is part of their conversation. "Ours is not a shithole country, neither is Haiti or any other country in distress, " said Jesse Duarte, the ANC's Deputy Secretary-General.
The Mission demanded a retraction of the statement and an apology from the U.S. leader.
I have no doubt that they were made.
Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who attended Thursday's meeting, issued a statement saying they "do not recall the president saying these comments specifically".
On personal level. what's it like when you hear the president ask the question. Or as being similar enough to a studio that he confuses the two? I am a Haitian-American.
But that assertion ignores the fact that the urgency in Congress to save DACA was created by his administration's decision to end the program. Day, a day Trump will surely go through the motions to honor.
For example, John F. Kennedy disclosed war injuries but not the fact he suffered from Addison's disease, a degenerative condition.
The president of the United States is a racist.
We love this country. "Our African policies have changed very little of last several decades". And the speeding car left its drivers behind.
Will this latest development quell worries over the President's mental health?
President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries. Haitian-American Democratic Club of Lee County founder Beatrice Jacquet, said if the President truly said those comments, she is disgusted.
When people are talking in a semi-private context, they're oftentimes revealing the truth of what's in their heart.
" 'House votes on controversial FISA ACT today.' This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?" White House sources say Jackson is scheduled to give a more in-depth information to reporters on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg had visited the White House and was praised by Trump for running a trade deficit with the United States and for buying US military equipment.
Who will conduct the exam?
The letter concludes that a mental health evaluation is a must because "the health of the President relies on it - as do American lives and the safety of our nation".
Republican senator Jeff Flake of Arizona tweeted: "The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough', they were abhorrent and repulsive".
The White House meeting was held to discuss a proposed bipartisan deal that would limit immigrants from bringing family members into the country, and restrict the green card visa lottery in exchange for shielding hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
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