President Trump is taking to Twitter amid the backlash over comments he reportedly made to lawmakers in the Oval Office.
The president reportedly referred to African countries with a vulgarity during a meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration. He allegedly indicated the United States should be more focused on bringing in immigrants from countries like Norway.
The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
Two Republican senators who were in the room have said they do not recall the president making those remarks specifically. However, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who was also in the meeting, says he heard the president make those comments.
The president’s alleged comments are being condemned by members of both parties.
Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
Haitian-Americans who live on Long Island say they are outraged.
"For the president to make that type of statement, it’s brutal. It’s so unfair to the Haitian community," says Marie Senat, of Deer Park.
Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages is also voicing disgust over the comments.
"I am deeply appalled and saddened that my people have to deal with this blatant racism, and lack of respect," says Solages.
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