Trump said he was only expressing what many people think but won't say about immigrants from economically depressed countries, according to a person who spoke to the president as criticism of his comments ricocheted around the globe.
Although House Speaker Paul Ryan did not go as far as Democrats in criticizing the president, even he acknowledged that the remark from the leader of his party was "unfortunate" and "unhelpful".
Those who did argued the comments were unvarnished statements on the economic blight in some regions of the world, not an expression of a racial preference.
Government spokesperson, who is also minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi, while he was coy to rebuke Trump, said Malawi is not a "shithole" country and Africa is not a shithole continent.
Some of the comments were published in a new book about Trump's first year, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff, which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has denounced as "complete fantasy" for portraying her 71-year-old boss as undisciplined and in over his head as president. I have not read one of them that's inaccurate. "There is just so much dissension in this country right now", one church member said.
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"The United States was built off of the backs of those who migrated from a wide array of countries", said Richardson, whose 43rd Assembly District in Brooklyn comprises large concentration of Haitians and people of African descent.
Jackson says he looks forward to proving additional details at a White House briefing Tuesday.
The lottery is one of our worst immigration programs, randomly selecting people to come here who have no connection to the country and then opening up a continuing stream of immigrants behind them through chain migration.
"Very very sad, I was so shocked, I'm still shocked, I can't believe he said that", says Weedor Mcdoweel, originally fromlLiberia whose lived in the U.S for almost seven years. During the Revolutionary War, Haitians sent more than 500 fighters to help the young rebels defend against a British attack on Savannah.
As an immigration status allowed by law for certain countries experiencing dire conditions, such as a natural disaster, epidemic or war, tps protects individuals from deportation and authorizes them to work in the U.S.
All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations issued an extraordinary statement saying they were concerned about the "continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color".
"To no surprise, the president started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words", Durbin said. He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future. "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'" Durbin told reporters in Chicago. "The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel". The current immigration moment, he said, presents a "once in a generation opportunity" that can't be passed up.