Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of IL, who was present at the meeting, said the reports were accurate and that "shithole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly". Trump said in a bipartisan meeting, according to multiple people in the room. Two GOP senators present at the meeting later said in a joint statement that they "do not recall the president saying these comments specifically", after Sen.
Amie Mdoob, a Wichita business owner, says she and many other African immigrants in the city have worked hard to be productive and contribute to their country.
"If any country asks our charge or our ambassador to come over, they will".
In an afternoon of drama and confusing developments, four other GOP lawmakers - including hardliners on immigration - were also in Trump's office for Thursday's meeting, a development sources said Durbin and Graham did not expect.
"Given the historical reality of how African Americans arrived in the United States as slaves, and the United States being the biggest example of how a nation has been built by migration - for a statement like that to come is particularly upsetting", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.
The government in Botswana has described the language as "reprehensible and racist", demanding a clarification from the U.S. ambassador. "It is more about ethnicity than shared values", said Hilde Restad, an associate professor in worldwide affairs and a former USA resident.
What's most disturbing to me in addition to the racist comments is that the president is following through on those words with actual policy. The largest groups El Salvador and the second is Honduran and the third is Haitians and when I mentioned that fact to him, he said, "Haitians, do we need more Haitians?" Haitian-American Democratic Club of Lee County founder Beatrice Jacquet, said if the President truly said those comments, she is disgusted.
Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages is also voicing disgust over the comments. Then, as the exact time that the natural disaster hit drew near, Bastien said, "Enough of Trump" and everyone closed their eyes for a moment of prayer.
Jackson, who also provided care for President Barack Obama and became a White House physician in 2006, is expected to provide a detailed readout of the exam on Tuesday and answer questions from reporters. And then he went on and he started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure. We're not from a s--hole country.
Here's what five of the lawmakers who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy.