Flores responds to Trump's controversial remarks about other nations

In a tweet, Trump denied the report, saying "this was not the language used".

According to those briefed on the conversation, the president used the phrase * a href="http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-why-allow-immigrants-from-s***hole-countries/2930875/" *"s***hole countries" while questioning why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and nations in Africa, rather than places like Norway. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!'

Republican Lindsay Graham said he directly confronted the president on the matter.

Love said her office asked White House staff members if the reports were valid, but did not receive a response.

"Unless it was specifically said about South Sudan, we have nothing to say", a spokesman for South Sudan told the Associated Press.

Trump took particular issue with the characterization of his comments on Haiti.

"This is like throwing gasoline to the fire", Representative Adriano Espaillat, a New York Democrat, said of Trump's reported language.

But Trump has made off-the-wall racial comments like this before, according to Dr. Milliardaire Syverain, owner of the Shasa Medical Group, a skincare and weight loss clinic in Redwood City. "But I've never met a Haitian who isn't strong". "Probably should record future meetings".

"He was very kind to the Haitians, he was very eloquent to them, and he was the first president to (have) ever visited Haitians, and he said he was going to be the champion of Haitians", Haitian-American Georges Sami Saati said.

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"The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, which remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity", the union said in a statement. "Immigrants don't just belong in America, immigrants have helped build America", the senator said on Twitter.

Trump was meeting with lawmakers in a bid to gain bipartisan support for an immigration deal that would possibly restore TPS for countries - including Haiti - where it's been removed, according to The Washington Post.

Tweeted Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona: "The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' they were abhorrent and repulsive". So, our history here with the United States goes back a long, long, long way. "That's not how a president behaves".

Former President Bill Clinton responded Friday to President Trump's reported comments questioning why the US was accepting immigrants from "s--hole" countries, allegedly made in reference to Haiti and some countries in Africa and Central America. Day, which is Monday.

King called Trump a "poisonous influence" on the country, the rule of law, common decency and fundamental moral values. "We should be talking about how we bring people together", Pugh said. He gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix.

Maryland lawmakers were quick to denounce the president's comments on Twitter. Sen.

Durbin said when the issue of Temporary Protective Status for Haitian immigrants in the USA was raised, the president responded "Haitians".

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the conversation.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger said President Donald Trump's comments during a private meeting with lawmakers about immigrants were unacceptable. The President wants funding for his election promise of building a wall on the U.S.'s southern border as part of any legislation on immigration reform. And for all of you who over the last few years who have uttered that exhausted, lazy, uninformed, uneducated, ignorant, response of calling me and others who point out racist behavior "racist"? "I don't think it's right to censor the president or sugarcoat the racist sentiment revealed". He also said Haiti should be left out of any immigration deal.

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