Ben Marter, a spokesman for Durbin, did not provide details of the conversation but said the senator was "encouraged" by Trump's reaction. Trump wasn't apologetic about his inflammatory remarks and denied he was racist, instead, blaming the media for distorting his meaning, the confidant said.
His comment clashed with a statement by two other Republican participants Sens.
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Several lawmakers say President Trump used a demeaning expletive to refer to Haiti and African nations during a meeting Thursday.
A group of more than 2,900 Catholic sisters said they find it "appalling" that the president used "vulgar and offensive language to describe Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa". "He said these hateful things and he said them repeatedly". That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 's*#&hole.' The exact word used by the President.
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He instead told lawmakers the U.S. should be taking in migrants from countries like Norway, whose prime minister had just visited, according to United States media.
"And when I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians?"
DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children from deportation. Trump previous year ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the country.
Trump on Thursday rejected a pitch from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security.
It's unclear now how a deal might emerge, and failure could lead to a government shutdown. "So, I see this as a thing to celebrate", he said. The remarks met with scorn from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, according to the Post. "We even made the ultimate sacrifice when we shed our blood in Savannah", the ambassador said.
Durbin said, "We have seven days and the clock is ticking". █ Trump cancels United Kingdom visit Trump on Thursday cancelled a "working visit" to the United Kingdom planned next month to launch new USA embassy, blaming a "bad deal" to relocate base from central London to an "off location". But some Democrats have threatened to withhold support unless an immigration pact is forged. He said Trump's comment "not only insulted Africans, he has also insulted African-Americans".
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Durbin said people who would be allowed to stay in the US included those who had fled here after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti.
Mr Trump later appeared at an event to honour Martin Luther King, the civil rights activist.
There is not much more to say than what the president said himself. The senator spoke with reporters on Friday in Chicago, Illinois.
American news media reported on Thursday that Trump used the term at talks on a US immigration policy known as DACA.
"I find President Trump's reported comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries unacceptable and inaccurate", Siplin said. "He said blatantly what many of us know that he believes because he has said too many times to be mistaken: that immigrants from Africa, the continent of Africa, and from Haiti, are not welcome because of their color and their place of origin, to the United States". And I think that any person who claims to have an absolute wonderful relationship with Haitians would know better than to suggest any kind of comment that would result in Haitians leaving this country. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" Day, which is Monday.
'My colleague, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC, spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said.
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"I doubt that a comment like that would have been made if somebody like me was sitting across the table from him", Love said. His tweet did not elaborate on what "tough" language he used and did not provide a specific account of the meeting.