Trump implies he did not use the term "shithole countries"

Fasano said Trump's comments are "beyond inappropriate and offensive" and do not reflect the values of the Republican party.

Trump has been calling for a merit-based immigration system, of which people from countries like India could be a major beneficiary, to reduce overall immigration to the US.

Day, noting the contributions of a "great American hero", Trump did not respond to several questions about the incident, including whether he actually used vulgar language to describe African nations, or if he is racist. Kwame Raoul, whose parents are from Haiti, called the comments "offensive" and said "you can not apologize for this".

One reporter just straight up went there and asked, "Mr. President, are you a racist?"

"President Trump spent his Thursday night phoning aides, allies and friends, asking them how they thought the "shithole" remark was playing out in the press", CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports. Another asked whether Durbin was lying about his version of the meeting. Trump is reported to have made these claims against Africa, El Salvador and Haiti during a meeting with congress members.

Republican Representative Mia Love of Utah, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said Trump's reported remarks were "unacceptable from the leader of our nation" and called on him to apologize.

More news: Speaker Paul Ryan calls Pres. Trump's immigrant remarks 'unfortunate' and 'unhelpful'

On Friday Morning, Trump tweeted: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

Botswana calls on SADC, the African Union and all other progressive nations across the world to strongly condemn the remarks made by President Trump. "It is not true. He said those hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly".

Trump's remarks were almost universally condemned as racist and demeaning, sparking an immediate backlash from global leaders and United States lawmakers, both Democrats and Republicans. "I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs", Trump said.

The president's latest comments drew reactions from overseas on Friday.

"I think at this point, I mean, the evidence is incontrovertible - it's right there", Steele said.

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