Times Square Protestors Denounce Alleged Trump Remarks on Haiti

Claudine Rigal
Janvier 20, 2018

It would be an unconscionable act of moral backsliding to return to the pre-1965 immigration system, in which immigration quotas varied by country in an effort to preserve racial balance, to design an immigration system that disfavored people from certain countries on the basis that they were "shithole countries".

Speaking to reporters in Illinois, Durbin insisted he was correct. Durbin and Graham have put together their bipartisan DACA deal.

The president denied making the remarks, but acknowledged language he used during Thursday's bipartisan White House meeting on immigration was "tough".

Cotton told CBS's Face the Nation that he did not hear the word being used "and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was".

Leahy moved on to Trump's wish for more Norwegian immigrants.

Protesters carried signs with messages like, "Burn, pope!" and "We don't care about the pope!" It would be hard for legislators to defend; it would make the US an international pariah, and rightly so.

Leahy, D-Vt., displayed a poster from the dais proclaiming, in big letters, "Trump: Why allow immigrants from 'S--hole Countries'?"

The president seemed excited about his son's appearance and tweeted, "Eric Trump on @foxandfriends now!" early Wednesday morning. Two GOP senators who were also in that meeting-David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas-went on network TV to say Durbin wasn't telling the truth about what Trump said.

Overall, between 36 and 41 percent polled said immigration has been too high in recent years from "Mexico and Central America", "predominantly Muslim countries" and "the Middle East".

A lot of the dispute now comes down to what suffix was attached to the initial word to describe immigrants coming from Haiti and African nations: "-house" or "-hole". Their comments were met with widespread skepticism because both Republicans said last week that they "do not recall" if Trump made the comment.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll consisted of 1,000 completed interviews conducted Jan. 11-12 among U.S. adults, using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. The White House said there are no tapes.

Without explicitly denying using the vulgarity, Trump on Monday lashed out at the Democratic senator, who said Trump uttered it on several occasions.

President Donald Trump tweets that Sen. One person who attended the meeting told aides they heard the latter expletive, while others recalled the president saying the more widely reported "shithole", according to a person briefed on the meeting but not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations. We should realise that this president is only getting started and he is not going to stop in his imperialist style approach, look at his declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. "He's the least racist person I have ever met in my entire life".

There is nothing inherently racist about the free-market conservatism that Republicans cherish and advocate.

Maurice Watson, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, called the reported remark "dehumanizing" and "ugly" and said "whoever made such a statement ... is wrong and they ought to be held accountable".

This drama would be more entertaining were it not for the 800,000 immigrants whose fate under the protections of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program hangs in the balance.

He also shared his new nickname for Durbin.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

It's clear they, like Nielsen, do this so they don't get crosswise with the volatile president - but in the process shred their own integrity.

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