"Today, we were planning to talk about how South Korea's president credited Donald Trump's aggressive rhetoric for getting North Korea to the negotiating table", Noah said. Reacting to Trump's remarks on Thursday, Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democratic lawmaker, tweeted: "I condemn this unforgivable statement and this demeaning of the office of the Presidency".
Trump, without a hint of contrition, tried in a tweet Friday morning to deny he ever made the remarks. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" - referring to his remarks. Our AU Presidents must respond strongly to this insult.
At the White House meeting Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham briefed the president on the newly drafted, bipartisan immigration bill.
"There is this impression that we live in huts and walk around with no shoes", Lo, who manages a healthcare agency, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
"We always knew that President Trump doesn't like people from certain countries or people [of] certain colours", Congressman Luis Gutierrez said. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday.
The White House has not disputed the report.
Winning Trump's endorsement, in turn, will depend on how lawmakers can navigate the whims of a president known for being volatile and demanding utmost loyalty.
Botswana on Friday officially asked the United States ambassador whether Donald Trump considers the nation a "s***hole" country, describing the American president's disparaging comments about African countries "reprehensible and racist". Or the time he called Mexicans rapists and criminals during his campaign.
Political commentators and members of the Congressional Black Caucus pointed out that Trump's comments denigrated majority-black nations and expressed a preference for the majority-white Norway. But it wasn't just Democrats objecting. He called immigration "a great story" and said Haitians in his hometown of Janesville, Wisc., are "incredible citizens".
In the wake of Trump's comments, attention has shifted away from the contents of a proposed DACA deal to a statement many view as racist.
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The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the conversation.
Media captionDick Durbin: "Trump said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly" What did the African Union say?
Since taking office a year ago, Trump has pursued controversial policies aimed at curbing illegal immigration into the United States as part of a hard-line "America First" agenda.
Trump has spoken positively about Haitians in public.
"I will be signing", he said in a Cabinet Room meeting Tuesday.
The agreement that Durbin and Sen.
But it is not enough for our nation's leaders, on both sides of the aisle, to denounce Trump's words. "He forgets the U.S.is an immigrant country".