In June 2017, Trump said 15,000 immigrants from Haiti "all have Aids" and that 40,000 Nigerians, once seeing the U.S., would never "go back to their huts" in Africa, reports Business Insider. "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military". Dick Durbin, who attended, and others who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe it publicly.
And White House legislative director Marc Short, coming out of lengthy meetings with lawmakers on different sides of the issue, said the President was still looking for a deal that covered only existing DACA recipients, not a broader population, and a curtailing of family-based migration that goes beyond only those affected by a DACA measure - two elements inconsistent with the Durbin bill.
Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children.
"I don't know if there will be a shutdown, there shouldn't be", he said. If your genes are helped to prevent the disease, it is "not because of the lifestyle - you just got lucky", says Murphy. "But he said love", during the hearing, referencing an open and bipartisan meeting at the White House early last week.
Trump said in his tweet that Durbin "blew" efforts to reach a deal on immigration, including addressing the fate of those who came to the USA illegally as children under a policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
Rev Sharpton also accused Mr Trump of threatening national security after reports he used the term "s***hole countries" to describe Haiti and African countries.
Hours after the publication of the Washington Post article, which reported on the words of Donald Trump, the ambassador of Haiti in Washington had also "formally condemned, in the name of the government" of his country the words of the American president.
Graham, a Republican from SC, said it was clear that the president, Sen. "I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting".
Trump previously denied using the word "s***hole", but admitted his language was "tough" during the Thursday meeting with lawmakers at the White House, where DACA was discussed. On Sunday night, Trump took questions and denied using the phrase "shithole countries", according to the Post.
He was in the meeting with Trump, along with Sens. "The Democrats are the ones that aren't going to make a deal", he reiterated on Sunday. The Times also has Trump saying, "Why do we want people from Haiti here?" "And I know, and I know what Dick Durbin has said about the President's repeated statements is incorrect". The letter, dated Tuesday, asks the president to "reassess" his views on the 54-nation continent, which it calls blessed with "almost unparalleled natural resources" and with which the USA has deep historical ties.
If Trump's claim here sounds familiar, that's because he has made it before (while facing similar accusations of racism). The Department of Homeland Security last week announced it would end protections more than 200,000 Salvadorans, and later in the week, the White House rejected a bipartisan immigration proposal, including a fix for people protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "Really? You don't know about Norway?"
And that's in keeping with Trump's broader view of working out - which I affectionately like to call the "battery theory".