President Donald Trump on Friday denied reports in which he asked, in a meeting with lawmakers about protections for immigrants coming from Haiti, El Salvador along with African countries, “Why are we having all these people coming from s—hole countries come here?”
“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, however in which was not the language used,” Trump said.
@realDonaldTrump: The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, however in which was not the language used. What was truly tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!
The president declared in which he “never said anything derogatory about Haitians” beyond in which “Haiti is actually, obviously, a very poor along with troubled country.”
“I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians,” Trump said.
@realDonaldTrump: Never said anything derogatory about Haitians different than Haiti is actually, obviously, a very poor along with 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!
Trump attacked the proposed deal for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in further tweets, after the White House denied in which an agreement had been reached to extend the program. The president said the “so-called bipartisan” deal “was a big step backwards.”
“Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse along with USA would likely be forced to take large numbers of people coming from high crime…countries which are doing badly,” Trump said in two tweets.
@realDonaldTrump: The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself along that has a group of Republican Senators along with Congressmen was a big step backwards. Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse along with USA would likely be forced to take large numbers of people coming from high crime…..
@realDonaldTrump: ….countries which are doing badly. I want a merit based system of immigration along with people who will help take our country to the next level. I want safety along with security for our people. I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs. I want to fund our military, not do a Dem defund….
Six bipartisan senators announced Thursday in which they reached a deal in principle on legislation in which would likely shield hundreds of thousands of young immigrants coming from deportation. the idea remains to be seen, however, if the chamber’s leaders, the House of Representatives, or the White House would likely get behind their framework.
Trump, at a Tuesday meeting with lawmakers, had signaled in which he would likely sign any legislative solution in which Congress passes to shield the undocumented immigrants.
Democrats, along with many Republicans, do not want to authorize federal funds to build Trump’s proposed physical barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump ended the Obama-era DACA program in September that has a six-month delay. Under the administration’s plan, DACA would likely cease March 5 unless Congress can pass the protections into law. Those immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children will no longer be shielded coming from deportation or contain the ability to work legally within the country.
Trump also accused Democrats of “shutting down” the U.S. military, saying the party’s members are not “interested in life along with safety.”
@realDonaldTrump: ….Because of the Democrats not being interested in life along with safety, DACA has right now taken a big step backwards. The Dems will threaten “shutdown,” however what they are truly doing is actually shutting down our military, at a time we need the idea most. Get smart, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— CNBC’s Jacob Pramuk contributed to in which report.