Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who've been close allies to the president on the issue of immigration, were in a White House meeting with him Thursday when Trump, according to sources, expressed frustration with people coming to the USA from "sh-hole countries".
Farris was asked about Trump's recent remarks which disparaged the native countries of countless Black immigrants.
"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday (Thursday)".
Despite Trump's denial, one of the sponsors of the DACA deal who was present at the meeting, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), insisted the United States president indeed referred to the countries in question as "s***holes" multiple times during the gathering.
The tentative deal also addresses border security, including a border wall, the diversity visa lottery and chain migration, in which USA green-card holders can sponsor other family members for permanent residence in the country.
Around 10:15 a.m., Trump returned Durbin's call and was told about the main elements of the deal. As always, I look forward to considering additional ideas that could make the proposal even better, ' he said. First, he insisted his senseless wall be part of an immigration deal and now Trump is spouting vile profanities about Haitian and African immigrants from the Oval Office. Durbin thought it would just be the senators and Trump in the room.
The pan-African grouping represents 55 member states throughout the continent.
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.
His remarks were allegedly made at an Oval Office meeting held on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 quake, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Trump is arguably the most influential person in the country and possibly the world.
Spokespeople for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for clarification Friday. "We should be talking about how we bring people together", Pugh said.
The Republican from Florida issued a statement. Using them, he said, implies that Latin American people are "worth nothing".