Paul Ryan says Trump's slur against African countries is 'unfortunate, unhelpful'

  • Paul Ryan says Trump's slur against African countries is 'unfortunate, unhelpful'

Paul Ryan says Trump's slur against African countries is 'unfortunate, unhelpful'

"Made up by Dems", Trump wrote. "Get smart, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" It's a dignity many in this White House could learn from. She said "It's 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 and treating people fairly and having people come here, the land of the free".

President Trump signed a proclamation Friday for Martin Luther King Jr.

"The problem is that the story is actually about the words", says Andrew Seaman, ethics committee chair of the Society of Professional Journalists. Jeffress says Trump has courage and deserved gratitude for his leadership.

"The President's bigoted fearmongering is not acceptable and his remarks completely warrant total condemnation and censure from Congress", Richmond and Nadler said in a statement. "As a grandson of immigrants I believe that immigrants add greatly to American life and culture".

Following Trump's alleged use of the words "shithole countries" to describe nations in Africa and Latin America where he feels less immigrants should come to the US from, The New York Daily News put on its cover a caricature of the president - depicted as a "poop emoji". Two Democrats - Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler - said Friday they would be filing a censure resolution next week against the president for his comments, as lawmakers continue to work toward an immigration deal. While Graham was making the pitch, the president interrupted several times with questions, Durbin said.

Mr Trump's reported comments have also forced his own diplomats to go on the defensive.

Earlier in the day, the Office of UN Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said the U.S. president's reported remarks that immigrants were coming from "shithole countries" were racist. Senator Durbin said that when the discussion turned to Haiti, Trump questioned why Haitians should be given specific consideration.

"My parents came from one of those countries, took an oath of allegiance to it, and took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with", Love said in a statement she posted on Twitter. Never said "take them out".

The reference to Norway may have been prompted by Prime Minister Erna Solberg who visited the White House on Wednesday when the president praised Norway for running a trade deficit with the United States and for buying US military equipment.

But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who was reportedly at the meeting said the United States president used "shitholes" in the context of African countries. It noted that Trump's comments had immediately sparked "controversy and indignation".

This was in apparent reference to the current U.S. leader's eight-year racist rants and claims against Obama, the first black person to hold the presidency, that he was not born in the USA, and therefore not fit to be that country's leader.

"The news is that the president of the United States referred to these countries using that language. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" he said in one of the tweets. The president asked why the USA would want all those people from Haiti. "I have found the people to be creative, hardworking, brave, and persistent", Clinton said. I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.

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The president made the shocking remark Thursday during a bi-partisan meeting at The White House on immigration. That's according to three people who were briefed on the conversation but weren't authorized to describe it publicly.

"The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", Trump tweeted.