Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday (11 January) during which he questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from "shithole countries" - referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.
In a discussion about immigration from African nations, Mr. Trump asked why he would want "all these people from shithole countries", according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.
Donald Trump's doctor says he is in excellent health, after the 71-year-old president underwent his first medical examination Friday since taking office, the White House said. Plus, the White House has yet to officially deny the reports in a statement - and Hillary Clinton has plenty to say about it. Mahama's tweet used an altered image of an Oval Office meeting featuring Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to mock that mistake.
"I find President Trump's reported comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries unacceptable and inaccurate", Siplin said.
After the controversy, legislators took to social media to express what they think of Trump's comments.
In 2009 Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, chose Ghana's capital Accra to set out his foreign policy goals for Africa in a speech in which he said he saw Africa "as a fundamental part of our interconnected world". Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems.
"The USA we know is one that was built with blood and sweat of African slaves and immigrants from all over". Tom Cotton and David Perdue, said they "do not recall the President saying these comments specifically".
The comments were "clearly" racist, Kalondo said, but stressed the U.S. was "much stronger than the sum total of one man".
Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte were both there, as was White House aide Stephen Miller, a proponent of severely limiting immigration.
"The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' " he said, taking issue with the president's tweet.
Mr Trump has denied using that language, but others present said that he did.
Mr Trump was said to have told them that instead of granting temporary residency to citizens of countries hit by natural disasters, war or epidemics, the United States should instead be taking in migrants from countries like Norway.
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