A day later, Lindsey Graham breaks public silence on Trump's 'shithole' remarks

'I'm not a racist': Trump's denial after 's***hole countries' controversy

'I am not a racist,' Trump says after disparaging comments about Haiti, African nations

Donald Trump signed a proclamation honoring Martin Luther King Jr. He later told the AP that "Africa gave America the greatest president ever" in Barack Obama.

On a day when Haitians planned to mourn the dead, outrage swept across the country over Trump reportedly describing Haiti and countries in Africa as "s-hole countries" during an Oval Office meeting on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 natural disaster.

The African ambassadors issued the statement late Friday following an emergency meeting after Mr. Trump used vulgar language to reject an immigration bill, asking why the USA would take in more people from Haiti and "sh*thole countries" in Africa.

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday said Donald Trump's reported description of African nations as "shithole countries" was unacceptable, while his predecessor branded the U.S. head of state a racist. Then Trump went and made the job of seeing his racism even easier: he asked senators why we couldn't have more immigrants from places like Norway.

Last fall, the Department of Homeland Security canceled the Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants. "Do we need more Haitians?'"

A UN Human Rights spokesman criticised Mr Trump's reported comments as "shocking and shameful". Ben Cardin said Trump's "comments do not represent America's values". David Perdue, Republicans who've been close allies to the president on the issue of immigration, were also in the meeting but issued a carefully worded statement after Trump tweeted Friday morning that the description of his remarks was not accurate. "I use those words advisedly".

Graham released a statement saying that he "said [his] piece directly" to Trump, but not addressing whether the president had insulted any countries.

Lemon played a tape of Trump's proclamation announcement, made only one day after reports of the president calling African nations "sh*thole countries".

Durbin said "shitholes" was "the exact word used by the president not just once but repeatedly".

President Donald Trump says a bipartisan immigration proposal is "a big step backwards".

"I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA".

He adds: "I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level.

The president's latest comments drew reactions from overseas on Friday.

The White House initially didn't deny that Trump made the remark.

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