Trump unconvincingly denies "shithole countries" remarks

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The country has a universal healthcare system that covers all people regardless of their income, place of residence or origin, according to CNN.

"He's a Mexican", Trump said of district court judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born and raised in the United States. Trump is pandering to his base of xenophobic, racist white Americans who claim to feel persecuted amid pleas for diversity, inclusion and compassion.

His comments, which have been slammed by Democratic lawmakers, was first reported by The Washington Post.

According to The New York Times, Trump said in June of past year that Haitian immigrants "all have AIDS" and that Nigerians would not "go back to their huts" once they reach the United States.

We know that if it were geographically possible to build walls to keep out those immigrants, Trump would do that, too. Dancing around the issue in a series of tweets, he disputed reports that he used those specific words while copping to using "tough" language.

The remarks leaked out, transforming a debate about saving from deportation some 700,000 young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children into another drama about Trump himself.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme shields from deportation almost 800,000 immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. "I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs".

"In the course of his comments, said things which were hate filled, vile and racist".

In 2016, in response to a question about then-candidate Trump's views on immigration and his intention to build a wall along the USA border with Mexico, Francis said a man with such views was "not Christian".

Although some have defended Trump's pronouncements as straight talk, his purported comments did spark widespread outrage, both in the USA and overseas.

According to two sources, at Thursday's meeting Trump questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries".

They do not reflect our nation's values. The news cycle moves so very quickly these days, it's hard to maintain an appropriate level of outrage over the disaster in the White House.

"Let me be clear - the people of Haiti have been through more, withstood more, fought back against more injustice than our President ever has". "If that comment is accurate, the comment is incredibly disappointing", Scott added.

He also said that the United States should have more people coming in from countries like Norway.

Less than three hours later, Durbin and a Republican colleague, Senator Lindsey Graham, drove away from the White House with the deal in pieces and a controversy over offensive language about to reverberate worldwide.

Botswana wasn't the only country to lash out against the president's comments.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on prison reform in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, yesterday. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who was present at the meeting, also verified Trump's remarks.

"It was so disturbing this morning to hear President Trump's comments reported all over the news calling my poor native land and African countries "shithole" nations", Jean said in the statement to The Canadian Press. "I can not believe that in the history of the White House and that Oval Office any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday".

"I felt disgust", said Labossiere, a Haitian immigrant and co-founder of the Bay Area's Haiti Action Committee.

Waters, who has long called for the president's impeachment, said that the comments proved her point that Trump is a "hopeless and ignorant bigot". It is not true. The president did not support their plan but the "Gang of Six" said they were planning to promote their plan to colleagues in the Senate to get more support.