The comments come a day after Trump, in an Oval Office meeting about immigration, referred to a series of nations as "shithole countries" and questioned why the United States was not welcoming more people from Norway as opposed to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. "We knew this at the inception of this administration and that was the lowest point in the history of our country to date", Cleveland said. Never said "take them out". Made up by Dems. Trump wrote, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"
"President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides, but regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith", the senators said. "I hate saying that, but I can say that now". And other Trump backers made clear they wanted to steer clear of questions about whether the president is a racist. In a statement, White House spokesman Raj Shah said Trump is "fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation". The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. "I think President Trump is racially ignorant and racially uninformed".
After Trump's infamous "shithole" comment shocked the world, he took Twitter to defend himself and deny all the allegations. The distinction is important to Sharpton. He said he wants to call the bill to the floor of the Senate early next week. "But if he keeps stealing things, he's a thief".
But aside from that word, what the president said was a big, big deal, something that can't be ignored. "I would tell him before he talks, he needs to think before he says something", he said.
Trump spent Thursday evening making a flurry of calls to friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to the tempest, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation. CNN's Anderson Cooper said the words were clearly racist, but he stopped there.
We expect President Trump to speak strongly and passionately on the Key issue of immigration, and the Democrats to try to derail his momentum to a resolution of the issue. "A racist is what a person is saying or doing".
On Friday evening, the United States ambassador to Britain hit back at Mr Trump for claiming the U.S. embassy's move out of central London was a bad deal. But he has gotten some blow-back there.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress called Trump's comments "extremely offensive", while opposition leader Mmusi Maimane said "the hatred of Obama's roots now extends to an entire continent".
Trump has expressed negative opinions about the continent in the past.
"This is not an example of a leak that shows the president to be a jerk", Naftali said.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell wondered where some of his colleagues had been.
What exactly did Trump say? "How can you take him seriously?" He didn't reveal any new racism. TV news continues to pay defenders of the racist.