Paul Ryan says Trump's slur against African countries is 'unfortunate, unhelpful'

Paul Ryan says Trump's slur against African countries is 'unfortunate, unhelpful'

Paul Ryan says Trump's slur against African countries is 'unfortunate, unhelpful'

"As Sen. (Lindsey) Graham made his presentation, the president interrupted him several times with questions and in the course of his comments, said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist".

It also underlined the strong historical ties between the two countries and urged the United States to respect the dignity of its "noble and courageous" people.

Trump, who denied using the vulgar term toward Haitians in a tweet on Friday, reportedly said in the meeting that the United States should let in more people from places such as Norway, whose prime minister met with him at the White House on Wednesday.

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", said Graham, who was part of a bipartisan proposal on immigration that Trump rejected at the meeting.

However, Democratic Whip and IL senator, Dick Durbin, was in the room during the meeting and confirmed the report.

"Trump's reprehensible comments about Haiti have surely shined a light on the discussion about TPS, and I hope that this will force my GOP colleagues to consider the plight of these worthy families who contribute to our nation", Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. Not just once, but repeatedly.

Mr Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians. he said, 'Haitians?"

The National Action Network went as far to say the mayors of Charleston and North Charleston should not attend any events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King unless they denounce the president immediately.

"The president has made an agreement more hard with his blatantly racist comments that appeal to the vilest and darkest instincts on immigration issue", said Sen.

The alleged comments came during a DACA meeting on Thursday. Sen.

The African Union said it was "frankly alarmed" by Trump's comments.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that Trump's slur about Africa was "very unfortunate, unhelpful".

Trump made the remark during an Oval Office meeting about immigration, asking why doesn't the United States accept immigrants from countries like Norway. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. "Probably should record future meeting - unfortunately no trust". Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, said they "do not recall" Trump's derogatory comments about Africa.

News reported the exchange between the president and a "career intelligence analyst who is an expert in hostage policy".

In Montreal, Marjorie Villefranche, director of La Maison d'Haiti, a prominent cultural and community centre, called the president's views "ridiculous".

Jeffress is an informal advisor to Trump and has visited the White House. "After unilaterally moving to end DACA and upend the lives of 800,000 young immigrants, including more than 41,000 in Illinois, Trump is resorting to offensive tactics to score a political win with his base".

In the years that followed, Trump has shared other tweets about the connections between race and crime, including a notable tweet he retweeted in November 2015 that included a picture of false statistics about the percentage of "blacks killed by blacks" and "whites killed by blacks".

The controversial remarks have already prompted an angry response from other countries, namely Haiti, which reportedly summoned usa officials for an explanation.

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