US Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting

US Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting

As the firestorm over Trump's comment began late last week, the White House and Trump's National Security Council provided no guidance to the State Department about what to say to foreign countries who were incensed, said a US official familiar with the conversations between the White House and other federal agencies. An aide held the poster aloft right behind Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

(On Tuesday, in sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, she said that she didn't "hear" the word, but acknowledged that the President had used "tough language.") They all need to speak more clearly, about shitholes or shithouses, if nothing else so that the public has a good gauge of who is willing to lie, and how blatantly, for the President.

His most recent remarks last week, which he has denied, were regarding a discussion about migrants to the US. "Norway is a predominantly white country, isn't it?" he asked, rhetorically. "I don't know where that guy went".

The African Union demand for an apology is likely to add to the intense pressure on Mr Trump following reports of what he said in the White House on Thursday during a discussion about immigration.

It's clear they, like Nielsen, do this so they don't get crosswise with the volatile president - but in the process shred their own integrity. "It's going to take you, Mr. President, working with Republicans and Democrats to get this done".

In a blistering statement, the union's diplomatic mission in Washington also accused Mr Trump of dishonouring America by supposedly using foul language to describe, El Salvador and unspecified African nations during a discussion about immigration.

This, however, provoked a from Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who insisted he had been present at the meeting and heard the president using such foul language.

In a briefing call with reporters, a senior administration official pointed to the report as evidence that the United States needs to reform its immigration system, including to eliminate the diversity visa lottery and extended family-based immigration, in favor of high-skilled immigrants.

"What I was struck with frankly, as I'm sure you were as well, was just the general profanity used in the room by nearly everyone". Dick Durbin. Durbin says Trump used a vulgarity disparaging African countries.

"I think somebody on his staff gave him really bad advice between 10 o'clock to 12 o'clock on Thursday", Graham said.

Trump issued a fresh denial on Monday, saying: "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting".

On Monday, the Washington Post shed some light on how Senators Tom Cotton, of Arkansas, and David Perdue, of Georgia, felt able to assert that President Donald Trump had not referred to Africa as a collection of "shithole" countries-a comment that the White House itself did not, at first, bother to protest-and thus that those who said he did, including their fellow-senators, were liars. "Tuesday we had a president that I was proud to golf with, call my friend, who understood immigration had to be bipartisan", Graham said. "I don't [know] either and I'm going to find out". Senator Tim Scott, his Republican colleague, who is African-American, told reporters that Graham had confirmed the essentials of the report to him; Graham didn't dispute that. I know what was said and I know what I said"-yet they chose that route. I'd like to move forward and discuss ways in which we can protect our country".

Haitian community members hold an image depicting image shows from left, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and President Donald Trump.

Cory Booker told Nielsen, "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity".

"It was Martin Luther King that said there's 'nothing in this world more risky than honest ignorance and conscientious stupidity, ' " Booker said.

Trump said: "We want 'em to come in from everywhere, everywhere".

Unlike Cotton and Perdue, Graham and Durbin, with a bipartisan group of Senators, had formulated the outline of a deal that could pass Congress.