Donald Trump questions why the U.S. is admitting immigrants from "shithole countries"

Donald Trump questions why the U.S. is admitting immigrants from

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, a frequent Trump critic, said the president's comment "smacks of blatant racism, the most odious and insidious racism masquerading poorly as immigration policy". "In the spirit of the people of Haiti we feel in the statements, if they were made, the president was either misinformed or miseducated about Haiti and its people", he said in a statement.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday that there is no deal yet, but "we still think we can get there".

"I was going to be, like, "Wow, Donald Trump, maybe you did something right", Noah said.

US President Trump has asked a group of politicians why the US would protect immigrants from certain nations and used a disparaging term as he did so, the Washington Post reports.

Noah said that really put him over the edge was Trump saying the USA should instead let in more people from Norway. "He will always reject temporary, weak and unsafe stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway".

According to the Washington Post, Trump became frustrated during a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform. "We should bring in more people from places like Norway", he added. Thursday's meeting came one day after Trump met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House. Trump questioned why the United States would want people from nations such as Haiti while he was being briefed on changes to the visa lottery system.

Instead, according to people in the meeting, the president said the USA should accept more immigrants from places like Norway.

Florida Governor Rick Scott released a statement early Thursday evening in response to the reports of what the president said.

The lawmakers had hoped he would back the accord, an agreement among six senators evenly split among Republicans and Democrats, ending a bitter dispute over protecting the "Dreamers".

"There has not been a deal reached yet", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin", said Sen.

This is the second time that Mr Trump has used condescending language in speaking about immigrants from Haiti and African countries. Graham and Durbin thought they would be meeting with Trump alone and were surprised to find immigration hard-liners such as Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark; and Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, were also there.

After the meeting, Marc Short, Trump's legislative aide, said the White House was nowhere near a bipartisan agreement on immigration.

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