U.S. President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar term to describe African countries triggered widespread condemnation, and left the small cluster of immigration hard-line groups whose agenda Trump has embraced scrambling to distance themselves from the president. "I don't know how to break this to you, but I think the president might be racist. I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals".
During the meeting on immigration, Graham and Illinois Democratic Sen.
The Guardian reported that the USA president spent three hours on his check-up with the White House doctor Ronny Jackson and military doctors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"
Prominent Kenyan commentator Patrick Gathara said that Mr Trump's words were nothing new.
Lawmakers are under a March 5 deadline to write legislation to fix the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.
"His vision seems to not only be less immigration but more high-skilled", Selee said of Trump, "and that may be the system we're already getting".
"The Trump era.is a direct assault on the legacy of Dr. King", said the Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer, where King preached for the last eight years of his life.
President Trump has since rejected the claims against him in a series of tweets but White House communicators have however failed to categorically deny that he made those comments.
Scott, who was elected in 2012, is the only African-American Republican in the Senate.
The comment was "clearly" racist, said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki.
Other Christian conservatives have called the remarks racist.
"President Trump, one day, I'll take you to a "s***hole" country called Ghana", wrote Ghanaian Edmond Prime Sarpong on Facebook.
He added: "I am all the more dismayed by these statements that the United States is a unique example of the contribution of migration to national construction based on the values of diversity, tolerance and opportunity". "In reforming immigration, we can not lose these American ideals".
In 2015, there were 676,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States, up from 587,000 in 2010, accounting for less than 2 percent of the US foreign-born population, according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute.
Instead, Trump had also invited some of Congress' hard-line opponents of the bipartisan agreement being put together by the six-member working group led by Durbin and Graham. "If they don't, for goodness sakes, give us a vote", said.