Win Butler & other musicians respond to Trump's "shithole countries" comments

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh issued a proclamation Friday calling January 12 "Day of Solidarity with Haiti" to celebrate Boston's Haitian community and their contributions to the city on the anniversary of when a devastating natural disaster hit the country.

Jeffress is an informal advisor to Trump and has visited the White House.

"I'm questing the humanity in such a statement", Jeune said.

In a strongly-worded statement, the United Nations said it was impossible to describe the President's remarks as anything other than racist.

Jeffress says Trump has a constitutional responsibility as commander in chief to protect the U.S. "I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals", Graham said in the statement, as Talking Points Memo reports.

House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy have so far not commented on the remarks.

President Donald Trump's alleged use of a vulgarity to describe immigrants from Haiti and African nations as coming to the USA from "s--hole countries" has brought condemnation from around the world.

Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., one of the lawmakers who attended the meeting, said publicly in comments to reporters and in a subsequent written statement on Friday that Trump's denial was false.

Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, on Friday told reporters that Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and that he referenced "shithole countries" in Africa.

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"S...hole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly", Durbin said.

With Friday being the eight year anniversary of the catastrophic natural disaster in Haiti, Jacques says it brings the conversation full circle - knowing many link those images of destruction and devastation, labeling the country, but he says it won't limit them. "Do we need more Haitians?".

He doesn't deny that Trump possibly used the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and Africa, but he believes it's been taken out of context. He did not specifically deny using the word "shithole".

Narkewicz, who said he has Haitian family members, called Trump's comments "despicable" over Twitter early Friday morning. Trump during the session with members of Congress reportedly questioned why the USA should accept more people from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa instead of from nations such as Norway. Never said 'take 'em out.' Made up by Dems.

Trump tweets: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

"But they have no confirmation yet", Saati said.

She said that while the president and critics may argue over what was said in the DACA meeting, many in the immigrant community will remember the initial vulgar quote that was reported.

"The president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday", he said in a statement released by the White House. President Trump said, before suggesting that the US should have more people coming in from countries such as Norway, according to sources who spoke with The Washington Post.

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