Trump declares 'I'm not a racist'


Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who attended the meeting, said Friday that Trump did use the vulgar language as reported and described the president as saying "things which were hate-filled, vile and racist".

Tapper then asked Durbin whether the president was referring to Africa when he made the "shithole" comment.

On ABC's "This Week" Sen.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, a senior Republican, said that Donald Trump's immigration comments were "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful". Perdue's comments were a shift.

"I appreciate Sen. Durbin's statements and have enjoyed working with him and many others on this important issue". Tom Cotton in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation" with host John Dickerson.

U.S. House Rep. Frederica Wilson, a fourth-term Congresswoman representing parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida, issued a statement on Sunday saying she would boycott Trump's State of the Union address on January 30, joining several others to do the same, citing "all the racism in the White House".

Reactions to President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar slur to explain his opposition to Haitian and African migration to the United States were continuing to circulate Saturday.

"Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?"

Just over one-quarter of Americans said they agreed with the comment, while 58 percent said they disagreed. "I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting", Durbin said. "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you".

Mr. Trump on Monday also took a jab at Sen. "Deals can't get made when there is no trust!"

"I think we have a lot of sticking points but they are all Democrat sticking points". Trump said, according to the report.

"It was reiterated that relations between South Africa and the United States, and between the rest of Africa and the United States, must be based on mutual respect and understanding", said Monyela. "And they want to take money away from our military, which we can not do".

In November, the Trump administration announced that it will end the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti by July 2019, potentially forcing tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants to either leave the U.S. or live in the United States illegally.

Trump allegedly complained about too many immigrants entering the U.S. from these countries rather than Norway. The deal had included a pathway to citizenship for the Dreamers that would take up to 12 years, as well as $1.6 billion for border security, including Trump's promised wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

The "President has the right to make whatever remarks he wants and we respect the President", Goldstein said, but he noted that diplomats had been instructed to "reaffirm that the U.S. remains committed to its relationships with these countries and cares deeply about their people".

Trump also turned to the immigration issue on Twitter Sunday, reiterating his opposition to the visa lottery.