Trump denies using racist slur on African countries

Kinzinger said divisive language detracts from common goals and the task at hand.

The Botswana Government has also enquired from the US Government through the Ambassador, to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the US, and also that some of Botswana may wish to visit the US.

"The American people will ultimately judge us on the outcome we achieve, not the process which led to it. May we continue to be that beacon of hope for the American Dream". He did so after Mr. Trump tweeted a denial, saying that he used "tough" language but "not that language". Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). He said, 'Oh, that's a good line.' And then when I talked to him about the impact this has on family unification, in a nation that values families with the flag as the most important symbols of our future, they scoffed at this notion.

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, slammed Trump for his comment.

He recounted to reporters what he heard: "He said, 'Haitians?"

Former Canadian governor general Michaëlle Jean, who was born in Haiti, has condemned Donald Trump's reported derogatory comments about that country and unnamed African countries. He said these hateful things and he said them repeatedly. "Made up by Dems", Trump wrote. "They have come a long way in 8 years, but much work remains and I still believe in the Haitian people". The legislation would provide a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children, but would also incorporate other border and internal security provisions to try to appease Republicans.

But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who was reportedly at the meeting said the U.S. president used "shitholes" in the context of African countries.

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"These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States", said Colville during a news briefing in Geneva.

"To the President: You need a history lesson", Jean Bradley Derenoncourt said in a statement to The Enterprise. "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", he said.

Clinton's response comes amid widespread outrage surrounding the reported comments, which drew condemnation from global leaders as well as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

In a tweet Friday morning, Trump suggested that he did not use the insulting term. Situations like this are undermining the United States' credibility around the world, alternately making it a laughing stock or a pariah. That's not how a president behaves. This is about far more than just vulgar language.

Those are the question asked today inside the White House during an event to honor Martin Luther King, Junior. Day, which is Monday.

U.S. Senator James Lankford, of Oklahoma, is speaking out about President Donald Trump's alleged vulgar comment.

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