White House addresses President Trump's fiery "sh*thole" comments

Responding to Trump's Thursday comments, Congressman Luis Gutierrez said, "As an American, I am ashamed of the President". The person said when Durbin got to Haiti, Trump began to ask why we want people from Haiti in the U.S. and asked why we want more Africans. The person said the language was salty on both sides, CNN reported.

Hollywood is branding Donald Trump a "s***hole" after he allegedly called Haiti and African countries the same word.

Trump's comments were first reported by The Washington Post, which said the group of nations referred to also included El Salvador.

"He will always reject temporary, weak, and risky stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway", the statement concluded.

The remarks came during an impromptu meeting with members of Congress on a bipartisan immigration deal.

The network also reported that Trump said, "Why do we need more Haitians?"

The White House is not denying that the President used profanity in referring to those nations, but they issued a statement saying the President supports immigration policies that welcome those who can contribute to our society. "The president of the United States is exhausted of so many black people coming into this country". Thursday's meeting came one day after Trump met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House.

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The source said Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin was explaining to him a proposal to end the visa lottery in exchange for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for countries such as El Salvador. The meeting was attended by Republican senators Lindsey Graham, Bob Goodlatte, David Perdue, and Tom Cotton.

"Governor Scott owes every immigrant, and every refugee in this state an obligation to condemn President Trump's loathsome remarks". Durbin threw out a few examples, including Haiti, and the president asked why the USA would want all those people from Haiti.

Americans of other generations wondered why the country should welcome legions of German immigrants like Trump's paternal grandfather, Friedrich.

"Dreamers" is term used for undocumented immigrants who were brought into the United States as children.

In Thursday's meeting, lawmakers reportedly proposed restoring so-called Temporary Protected Status (TPS) permits for certain countries, while offering $1.5bn (£1.1bn) for a wall that Mr Trump wants built on the U.S. border with Mexico.

"Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin", Hatch said in a statement.

The council's spokesman Rupert Colville said Trump's comments were "shocking and shameful", according to the Associated Press.

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