Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts | Reuters

Reuters| Fri Jan 12 10:06:05 EST 2018
(Note: Language that may offend some readers) By Doina Chiacu and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word “shithole” to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that “are doing badly.” Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday. U.S. Democratic Senator ----- Durbin, who attended the gathering, told reporters on Friday that Trump used “vile, vulgar” language, including repeatedly using the word “shithole” when speaking about Afr..

Related Articles

(Note: Language that may offend some readers) By Doina Chiacu and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump o....
Reuters| Fri Jan 12 10:06:05 EST 2018
(Note: Story includes language throughout that will offend some readers) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said a bipartisan Senate immigration plan woul....
Reuters| Fri Jan 12 07:00:04 EST 2018
FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. T....
Northwest Herald| Thu Jan 11 16:00:53 EST 2018
(Newser) – President Trump addressed the "shithole" controversy Friday morning by appearing to deny using the word. "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this....
Newser| Fri Jan 12 04:01:12 EST 2018
In this Jan. 9, 2017, photo, Sen. ----- Durbin, D-Ill., left, and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration poli....
KRON 4| Thu Jan 11 16:01:56 EST 2018
For nearly a year now, a collection of lawyers challenging President Trump’s travel ban and other immigration policies have argued, with considerable success, that the adminis....
The Washington Post| Fri Jan 12 10:00:06 EST 2018
The Fix's Eugene Scott explains how Trump's "shithole countries" comment is the latest example of his history of demeaning statements on nonwhite immigrants. (Bastien Inzaurralde/T....
The Washington Post| Fri Jan 12 07:00:10 EST 2018
Haiti's ambassador to Washington on Friday called on U.S. President Donald Trump to apologize if he used vulgar language to describe Haitians and other immigrants in a White House ....
CNBC| Fri Jan 12 10:00:08 EST 2018
President Trump signed a Martin Luther King Jr. Day proclamation at the White House Friday, amid furious fallout from comments he made Thursday about "sh*thole countries." The pres....
CBS News| Fri Jan 12 07:00:18 EST 2018
President Trump questioned why the U.S. is accepting people from "sh*thole" countries, when lawmakers suggested bringing back legal protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvad....
CBS News| Thu Jan 11 13:00:13 EST 2018
To clarify: Jake Tapper of CNN reports that Trump referred to African nations as "shithole countries" but did not use the term about Haiti. Trump did, however, ask, "Why do we need....
Newser| Fri Jan 12 10:40:01 EST 2018
(Newser) – “What do we want Haitians here for?” the Los Angeles Times quotes President Trump as saying during a meeting Thursday, as per two sources briefed on the meeting. “Why do....
Newser| Thu Jan 11 16:01:23 EST 2018
President Donald Trump referred to Haiti and African nations as "s---hole countries" in a meeting with lawmakers, a Democratic aide briefed on the matter told NBC News. The Washing....
CNBC| Thu Jan 11 13:00:07 EST 2018
After President Donald Trump’s disparaging comments Thursday about immigrants from Haiti, Africa and other “s---hole countries,” White House aides appear unfazed, with some there a....
ABC News| Fri Jan 12 04:31:45 EST 2018
Then-Capt. Ademola Fabayo, a Navy Cross recipient is shown here at Quantico, Va., after he was presented with a plaque during a dedication ceremony for three new trails at Marine C....
The Washington Post| Fri Jan 12 10:00:06 EST 2018
In the wake of a firestorm sparked by President Donald Trump's Thursday comments slamming immigrants from 's---hole' countries, the president weighed in on Twitter today, appearing....
ABC News| Fri Jan 12 04:17:18 EST 2018
The Trump administration vowed Wednesday to fight a federal injunction that temporarily blocked its plans to rescind work permits for young undocumented immigrants, insisting that ....
The Washington Post| Thu Jan 11 10:23:33 EST 2018
Sen. Jeff Flake said Thursday that a bipartisan group of senators has struck an agreement on legislation that would shield hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportatio....
CNBC| Thu Jan 11 10:00:08 EST 2018
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections fro....
Reuters| Thu Jan 11 19:51:03 EST 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump has his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday after a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny. A n....
Reuters| Fri Jan 12 01:39:03 EST 2018
Census takers will help shape U.S. politics for a decade, making their work both vital and intensely political. (Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post) The 2020 Census is set t....
The Washington Post| Fri Jan 12 10:00:06 EST 2018
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy adv....
Reuters| Thu Jan 11 04:41:30 EST 2018
(Newser) – On Thursday, the White House rejected a bipartisan deal to protect Dreamers—quickly overshadowed by the racist statement allegedly made by President Trump. On Friday, Je....
Newser| Fri Jan 12 10:01:28 EST 2018
Loyola University's medical school, located in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, was the first to officially accept undocumented students back in 2014. There are now 32 DACA-status st....
CBS News| Thu Jan 11 04:00:12 EST 2018
The barracks were thick with anxious whispers and rumors, but she figured there was nothing incriminating about leaving the air base for a sandwich. On a Friday night in 1955, Airm....
The Washington Post| Thu Jan 11 10:23:26 EST 2018
Questions about Donald Trump's fitness for the presidency turn next week to a broader question — about his party's fitness to run the government. It arises, once again, as the Repu....
CNBC| Fri Jan 12 07:00:12 EST 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condi....
Reuters| Thu Jan 11 10:00:05 EST 2018
The infamous "dossier" alleging collusion between Donald Trump and the Russian government is filled with inflammatory, uncorroborated and in some cases clearly false claims made by....
ABC News| Fri Jan 12 10:00:21 EST 2018
JACKSON, Miss. -- Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at t....
CBS News| Fri Jan 12 10:27:17 EST 2018
Anarchists and protesters caused damage and chaos in Washington on the day of President Trump’s inauguration. Police responded with pepper spray to disperse the protesters. (Michae....
The Washington Post| Thu Jan 11 10:23:22 EST 2018
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed session next week, NBC News reported on Friday, citing t....
CNBC| Thu Jan 11 19:54:05 EST 2018
An Iranian woman and her son walk past Shahab-2 (L) and Shahab-3 missiles on display in front of a large portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a square in sou....
CNBC| Fri Jan 12 10:00:08 EST 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Martha McSally of Arizona said on Friday she would run for the Senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake, joining a contentious ....
Reuters| Fri Jan 12 07:00:04 EST 2018
In a large, diverse country, campaigns span a broad array of interests and motivations. But the political foundation of Donald Trump's presidency was racial grievance. As a candida....
CNBC| Fri Jan 12 13:00:07 EST 2018
One year ago, as Donald Trump prepared to take office, Trump attorney Sheri Dillon announced that he would "voluntarily donate all profits from foreign government payments made to ....
CNBC| Thu Jan 11 10:00:09 EST 2018
Walmart, the nation's largest private employer, waded into the bumpy waters of partisan politics on Thursday, announcing that it will use some of its savings under the new tax bill....
CNBC| Fri Jan 12 01:39:08 EST 2018
| Just 12 days into the New Year, the White House is already in damage control mode. The challenges it faces not only include the president's vulgar immigration remarks, but also t....
CBS News| Fri Jan 12 04:00:12 EST 2018
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - While most teens her age are worried about prom and college plans, Gabriela Martinez, 16, has other pressing matters on her mind. Her legal status is one. He....
KARE11| Fri Jan 12 10:01:01 EST 2018

You May Also Like To Read

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., left, listens as House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, speaks during a news confere....
Northwest Herald| Wed Jan 10 19:00:55 EST 2018
Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery, STR Matthew Fitzpatrick of England tees off on the 17th hole during the four-ball matches of the 2018 EurAsia Cup golf tournament at Glenmarie Golf & C....
Chron| Fri Jan 12 16:03:27 EST 2018
[The stream is slated to start at 2:15 pm ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] White House press secretary Sarah Sanders briefed reporters on....
CNBC| Thu Jan 11 10:00:08 EST 2018
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections fro....
Reuters| Thu Jan 11 10:00:05 EST 2018
A white social studies teacher at an Ohio middle school told a 13-year-old black student he would be lynched if he didn’t stop talking in class and focus on his work. Ren....
The Washington Post| Fri Jan 12 10:00:06 EST 2018
(Reuters) - Senior Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives urged cancellation of a vote set for Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless inter....
Reuters| Thu Jan 11 07:00:05 EST 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a morning of confusing tweets by President Donald Tr....
Northwest Herald| Thu Jan 11 22:00:50 EST 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides in the Bears Ears National Monument with local and state representatives in Blanding, Utah, on May 9, 2017. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News/....
The Washington Post| Thu Jan 11 10:23:32 EST 2018
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer on Thursday took issue with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's comments that "five white guys" -- a group that includes Hoyer -- are the ones wo....
CBS News| Thu Jan 11 16:00:13 EST 2018
A bipartisan group of six senators has reached an "agreement in principle" on immigration including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to a joint stateme....
CBS News| Thu Jan 11 13:00:13 EST 2018
Mr. Trump is contesting reports that he said, "Why do we want all these people from sh*thole countries here?" referring to immigrants from Haiti, several African countries and El S....
CBS News| Fri Jan 12 10:00:16 EST 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. -- A white Kansas lawmaker who suggested at a public forum that blacks were predisposed to abusing drugs resigned from two legislative committee leadership jobs but di....
CBS News| Thu Jan 11 01:57:16 EST 2018
We'll bring in Cecilia Vega our senior white house correspondent and Matt dowd, we should say we reached out to everyone in that meeting yesterday. No one agreed to come on the sho....
ABC News| Fri Jan 12 04:23:02 EST 2018
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, ....
Northwest Herald| Wed Jan 10 22:00:50 EST 2018
Curiosity recently urged me to ask people if they thought the Nobel Laureate and Baptist minister Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would kneel in the spirit of the University of Nevada ....
Burlington Free Press| Fri Jan 12 13:01:01 EST 2018
The Trump administration’s decision to exempt Florida from expanded offshore drilling kicked off a frenzy Wednesday in other coastal states, with governors from both political part....
The Washington Post| Thu Jan 11 10:23:12 EST 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a physical examination he is to undergo on Friday to go well and that he would be surprised if it did....
Reuters| Thu Jan 11 10:00:05 EST 2018
[The stream is slated to start at 11:45 a.m., ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] House Speaker Paul Ryan talks to reporters Thursday as deb....
CNBC| Thu Jan 11 07:00:08 EST 2018
WASHINGTON - The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says he wants to interview the president's daughter as part of the panel's Russia investigation, along with other ....
Chron| Thu Jan 11 16:04:18 EST 2018