Trump acknowledged using "tough" language in the meeting, but denied uttering the crude expression. "The commander in chief in an Oval Office meeting referring to people from African nations and Haitians with them most vulgar language. that language festers".
Trump addressed the issue briefly as he arrived for dinner at his private golf club with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. "Honestly I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal", he said. They always have, ' he added, likely referring to domestic policy adviser Stephen Miller, a longtime Jeff Sessions hand in the Senate.
Trump denied making the disparaging remarks on Friday, although U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, who was in the White House meeting, said the president had used the term.
"What we need to do better is a reliable partner at the White House". The news outlet is reporting that Trump wasn't apologetic, but did deny that he was racist. Trump also reportedly asked why the US couldn't attract more immigrants from Norway.
"Frankly I think if the critics of the president were who he said he was, why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV?" press secretary Sarah Sanders asked reporters on Tuesday. "I will remind you, your name is Kirstjen Nielsen, with a silent J".
Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who had fled to the USA after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people briefed on the conversation.
Trump also suggested the White House did not record the conversation.
The Illinois Democrat says he and a handful of other senators who crafted a bipartisan immigration deal are working to win over additional supporters.
'You can be the Pope and criticize him.
Silly me. The GOP seems to have made its choice, judging by the weaselly response from most of the Republicans who were in the Oval Office on Thursday when Trump made vile and nakedly racist remarks.
After more than four months of talks between Democrats and Republicans, time is running out for the more than 800,000 young people who benefitted under the Deferred Action or Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme implemented by former President Barack Obama but which is due to expire in March on Trump's orders. "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation", he added. "We are ready, willing and able to make a deal, but they don't want to". "I'm going to be me and at the end of the day, I want to help this President because I owe it to the people of SC and to the country", he said.
"We will not let Trump or his Administration forget these words when we vote this year or in 2020", Sharpton said.