How lawmakers in immigration meeting responded to Trump's comments

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Just when you thought he couldn't be any lewder or cruder than what we've already been forced to endure, our president has proven to us, yet again, that yes he can.

The New York Times reported the same comment, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the meeting. They are doing nothing to fix DACA.

At an event on Friday at the White House, Trump honored the memory of Martin Luther King Jr, the civil-rights era activist who was slain in 1968. People act surprised now when he says things, but how could you?

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow called him "an openly racist president".

However, lawmakers were "shocked", a United Nations human rights representative called the remarks "shameful" and "racist", and the Haitian ambassador to the US said they were "regrettable".

And in an irony that could quite possibly end all future ironies, Clinton used the 8 year anniversary of the tragic quake that devastated the island nation in 2010 to frame her remarks.

Trump's comments came as Durbin was presenting details of the compromise plan that included providing $1.6 billion for a first installment on the president's long-sought border wall.

"The remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity".

Trump made the comment on the eve of the eighth anniversary of an natural disaster that killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti in 2010.

"This statement shocks us a Africans but as black people too", said Senegalese teacher Mohamed Dieye, adding that "we do not need Americans or Europeans, we will go it alone". "Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin". "We are an America that is the land of the free and the home of the fearless".

Trump later tweeted that the language he used was tough, but not the language being reported.

"We must settle the fate of Dreamers and as the meeting at the White House showed, passing DACA protections into law is within reach", said U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting.

"Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation", Shah said.

Mr Trump spoke during an Oval Office meeting on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 quake, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history.

The Haitian government has summoned a US official to explain the comment, which Trump on Friday said he did not make.

A significant number of African immigrants are Christians who joined USA evangelical congregations, and many have become advocates for more generous immigration policies and critics of Trump's views on the issue.

How much of Trump's health information is released to the public is up to the president, but Sanders said she expects the White House to release the same kind of details past presidents have made public.

One of the six senators who crafted the bipartisan immigration deal, Democrat Michael Bennet of Colorado, said Saturday that the proposal "has everything the president asked for on the border". "It is not true". Repugnant and vile. Hateful and disturbing. "I don't think it's acceptable", she said in Davenport.

The Post, which cited people briefed on the meeting, quoted Trump as asking why the United States attracted immigrants from "shithole countries" such as African nations, Haiti or El Salvador, rather than - for instance - wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway.

That same month the Trump administration also revoked protected status from Nicaraguans and suggested it would gather more information on Honduras to determine if they will also take away protected status from that Central American country.

Trump eventually denied that he singled out Haitians and rejecting reports that he told the group of lawmakers the USA should "take them out" of the deal.