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US president denies he called a few countries "Shithole countries" but other lawmakers refute that

US president denies he called a few countries Shithole countries but other lawmakers refute that

The US continues to go through one of its most turbulent presidencies. Never has a sitting president been described a liar so blatantly by almost everyone. It seems to have become a joke, something that Americans would possibly not be proud off. Americans around the world while travelling refuse to even discuss the President they have elected, many saying they are ashamed of having made that choice. But at many levels it is difficult to believe them since majority voted for him. The reality may lie in the fact that most Americans are not willing to acknowledge that they truly believe in the steps Trump is taking to protect American jobs and people. At every stage, Americans try and convince people around the world to open their economies and let American companies take a majority share of the economic pie of every country.

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers on Thursday in the oval office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting. (washingtonpost.com)

Lawmakers mentioned that members of the Congressional Black Caucus had requested that some African countries be included in a deal, according to a White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private conversation. (washingtonpost.com)

[200,000 Salvadorans may be forced to leave the U.S. as Trump ends immigration protection] "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people," spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement issued after The Washington Post first reported Trump's remarks. (washingtonpost.com)


Outlining a potential bipartisan deal, the lawmakers discussed restoring protections for countries that have been removed from the temporary protected status (TPS) program while committing $1.5 billion for a border wall and making changes to the visa lottery system. (washingtonpost.com)

"These next days and weeks are going to create a lot of confusion on the legal front," said Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National immigration law Center, which has filed a separate lawsuit against the Trump administration's termination of Daca. (theguardian.com)

Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin." Haiti's ambassador to the US told Msnbc that their government had "formally summoned" a US official to explain Trump's comments. (theguardian.com)

Trump has called himself the "least Racist person that you've ever met." Critics also have questioned his mental fitness to serve as president, citing his inability to muster some policy details and his tweets asserting his "nuclear button" is bigger than North Korea's. (chicago.suntimes.com)

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a chief deputy whip, denounced Trump's use of "vulgar and Racist language." "Just when you thought Donald trump could not get any more racist, he digs down to an even deeper low," the Illinois Democrat said. (chicago.suntimes.com)



"There's nothing he can say that can even be received as sincere." Raoul said his sister Ninaj runs an organization in Brooklyn called Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, where she works with immigrants, both documented and undocumented. (chicago.suntimes.com)

In an afternoon of drama and confusing developments, four other GOP lawmakers — including hardliners on immigration — were also in Trump's office for Thursday's meeting, a development sources said Durbin and Graham did not expect. (chicago.suntimes.com)

Democrats had long vowed they wouldn't fund the wall but are accepting the opening request as part of a broader plan that protects from deportation about 800,000 younger immigrants brought to the country as children and now here illegally. (chicago.suntimes.com)

And, he recently rescinded deportation protections on 60,000 Haitians who arrived after the 2010 earthquake, rescinded protections on 200,000 Salvadorans who fled here after natural disasters and violence, and rescinded protections on 57,000 Hondurans and 2,500 Nicaraguans who also came here to escape violence. (hollywoodlife.com)

He's also insulting the very idea that our democracy was founded on – that the country is a welcoming promised land: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. (hollywoodlife.com)

Lies spill out of the mouth of Donald trump on a daily basis, from the lie that his Inaugural crowd was the biggest ever, to his repeated lies that Russia never tried to interfere with our 2016 presidential election, to the lie that he knows no Russians. (hollywoodlife.com)

Durbin also said during the meeting, he confronted the president about his use of the phrase "chain migration," which is a derogatory phrase describing the process by which legal immigrants bring extended family members into the U.S. (cbsnews.com)

After a candidacy and now a presidency marked by implications of racism, the president has grown more comfortable with speaking in overtly racist terms, condemning whole countries and their people for not being more like "Norway," one of the whitest countries on Earth. (washingtonpost.com)

Over the past year, as our political culture has grown more coarse and corrupt, I've felt different things: sometimes, anger; often, bitter resignation; and occasionally, a bemused sense of pure absurdity. (washingtonpost.com)

"This is how the forgotten men and women of America talk at the bar," said a Fox news host, imputing to ordinary Americans sentiments they wouldn't suffer to be said at their own dinner tables. (washingtonpost.com)

At a White house meeting he wanted to know why he should accept immigrants from "shithole countries", naming Haiti, El salvador and "African countries". (news.sky.com)

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018 Under an immigration plan presented to Trump by a bipartisan group of lawmakers Thursday, the U.S. "would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly," the president said in one of his Friday morning tweets. (huffingtonpost.com)

"He will always reject temporary, weak and dangerous stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United states through a legal pathway." The statement did not directly address the reported "shithole" remark. (huffingtonpost.com)

Senators Lindsey Graham, a South carolina Republican, and Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, were among the lawmakers who met with Trump at the White house to present a deal that a small group of lawmakers had reached on immigration issues. (bloomberg.com)


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