Two months before the November 2016 presidential election, Trump released a five-paragraph letter from his longtime physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, who concluded that Trump "is in excellent physical health".
GOP leaders mostly stayed quiet but more moderate Republicans reacted sharply against President Donald Trump's incendiary comments about "shithole" countries in Africa during a White House meeting Thursday.
Mr Trump on Friday tweeted that his language he used at the private meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration legislation had been "tough". "I'm sorry but there is no other word for this but racist".
The African Union Mission in Washington DC has condemned Donald Trump's derogatory statements allegedly made about Africa and Haiti.
Such a maneuver by Trump to endorse legislation that gives amnesty to DACA illegal aliens is a risk for an administration that committed to its base of supporters that it would never consider amnesty until pro-American immigration reforms - such as cutting legal immigration in half and having a border wall constructed - were fully enacted.
The White House did not respond to requests for comment about how the president's comments have shifted talks with Congress.
Trump previous year ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided protection from deportation and the ability to legally work in the country.
While some Republicans hope to gain leverage by dragging out negotiations and increase the risk that DACA recipients could lose status and even be deported, advocates have made clear to Democrats they should feel empowered to reject a deal that benefits DACA immigrants at the expense of scores of others and their families.
Some lawmakers there proposed restoring protections for immigrants from the countries and President Trump essentially told them NO.
Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday. "When it came to the issue of 'chain migration, ' I said to the president, 'Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?' African Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains".
Trump's alleged comments were met with condemnation from the United Nations.
The White House has also led a almost yearlong campaign to reduce the number of refugees allowed into the United States, as part of broader immigration restriction efforts. So, our history here with the United States goes back a long, long, long way. Friday at the White House where, reporters shouted questions at home, including CNN's April D. Ryan, who asked the president outright, "Are you a racist?" But it wasn't just Democrats objecting. We have Haitians taking care of the American elderly.
But conclusions about Trump's mental alertness were not expected as the White House said Trump would not undergo a psychiatric examination.