Win Butler & other musicians respond to Trump's "shithole countries" comments

Win Butler & other musicians respond to Trump's

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine told Patty Wight of Maine Public Radio that the president should not denigrate citizens of other countries and that "it does not help us come up with a bipartisan approach to immigration".

The African Union (AU) said it was "frankly alarmed" by Mr Trump's statement.

His comments, which have been slammed by Democratic lawmakers, was first reported by The Washington Post.

The New York Times later reported the same comment, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the meeting. In a series of tweets early Friday, he said that was not the language he used.

The White House vehemently denied last month that Trump made those remarks.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is the law that gave residency status to people who were brought to the country illegally.

"We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties", Duarte said, adding that much like their African counterparts millions of USA citizens were affected by problems such as unemployment. Although, the first national celebration didn't take place until 1986.

Trump has been calling for merit-based immigration, of which people from countries like India could be a major beneficiary. "I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs". I want to fund our military, not do a Dem defund.... "People come here because they're trying to improve their lives, not make it worse", she said.

Prior to Trump's denial, UN Human Rights Office's spokesman Rupert Colville, slammed the reported comment, saying: "You can not dismiss entire countries as shitholes ..." At the same time, he didn't explicitly state that Trump said "shithole countries".

They do not reflect our nation's values. She said they are hurting prospects for a bipartisan agreement on immigration.

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"The positive comment on Norway makes the underlying sentiment very clear", Colville said. "To me he doesn't seem like a president". "If that comment is accurate, the comment is incredibly disappointing", Scott added.

Trump and the lawmakers had been discussing a visa lottery program that annually allows as many as 50,000 citizens from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the USA to reside in the U.S. legally, as well as programs that temporarily protect certain immigrants from deportation that the White House is ending.

Day, one day after making disparaging comments about Haiti and African countries.

After the meeting with the group of Senators and Congressmen, a White House statement attacked "certain Washington politicians", saying they "choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people".

"The American family was born from immigrants fleeing persecution and poverty and searching for a better future".

The Republican president denied using a vulgar reference in comments that many Democrats and African leaders called racist.

"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", the senator said.

Ben Marter, a spokesman for Durbin, did not provide details of the conversation but said the senator was "encouraged" by Trump's reaction.

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky added: "Just when you thought Donald Trump could not get any more racist, he digs down to an even deeper low". "I have not read one of them that is inaccurate". It is not true.

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