Clinton, who was defeated by Trump in the presidential election, took the opportunity to hit back on social media tweeting: "The anniversary of the devastating quake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America's commitment to helping our neighbors", Clinton said.
For his part, Durbin told the president, "I raised the point If you exclude Haitians from this group of temporary protected people, the conclusion is obvious".
The United States should seek immigrants from Norway instead, he reportedly said.
"If you're trying to push the black people, Spanish people out of America, then why did we fight for America back in the day?"
According to the Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina's other GOP senator, Tim Scott, said Graham had told him the reports were "basically accurate".
He said Trump used the most vulgar term "more than once".
As for Africa, he asked why more people from "s-thole countries" should be allowed into the USA, the sources said.
Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin, who is of Haitian ancestry, said Friday that Trump is misinformed about the island nation, the first independent country founded by freed slaves.
The U.S. granted temporary protected status (TPS) to Haitians after the natural disaster. "President Trump is clearly more concerned with ending the future flow of immigrants from Africa and the African diaspora than providing relief to DREAMers [undocumented immigrants who arrived as youths] who came here through no fault of their own". She says many may think Haitian refugees are poor and uneducated, but she says both her daughter and her husband have Ph.
But two immigration hard-liners, Republican Sens.
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Initially, I was hoping that the comments were not true.
Trump did not respond to shouted questions about his comments as he signed a proclamation Friday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
"Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and U.S. would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly", Trump wrote.
Durbin said in his statement Friday that he and others in his bipartisan group will continue pressing for a DACA deal.
Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt had earlier tweeted that, judging by Solberg's visit, "keys to success with Trump are personal charm, a solid trade deficit with the USA and buying tons of USA military hardware". It "continues to build support for the only deal in town", he said.
Haiti was among the nations to abstain at the United Nations rather than condemn Trump's change in policy over Jerusalem.
Steven Forester, of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, blasted the president's decision to sunset TPS as racist and said the reported comments prove it. "This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation", she said.
The lawmakers were describing how certain immigration programs operate, including one to give safe haven in the United States to people from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil strife.