Ivana Trump says ex-husband Donald treated her 'fantastically' during their marriage

Expressing her displeasure, she said "I think it's his country that is a shithole and not this country because they come here to steal from us to make his country better".

South African officials said they hope Lapenn can explain Trump's statement, and why African countries, along with Haiti and El Salvador, "constitute "shitholes" from where migrants into the United States are undesirable".

He has now told reporters: "I am not a racist".

According to CNN, Trump has since told the media that he is the "least racist person you have ever met".

The White House did not initially deny Trump made those remarks.

Lapenn has been serving as acting ambassador since Patrick Gaspard, who had been appointed by President Barack Obama, left a year ago.

The African Union is demanding an apology from President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE after his vulgar remarks that the United States should not accept immigrants from "shithole" countries.

But he added that the words attributed to him were "not the language used".

Mr Trump has denied using the specific term "shithole", but does say he used "tough" language to describe the situation.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake claimed he was told about the remarks by colleagues, who attended the meeting, before the news reports emerged.

Mr Trump addressed the issue briefly as he arrived for dinner at his private golf club with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

"Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice", said spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo.

Durbin said after the Oval Office meeting that Trump's words to the senators were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content". "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'" Durbin said.

"I reject them and condemn vigorously".

Democratic lawmakers "don't want security at the border", Trump said.

That would allow Dreamers to apply to renew their status under the program implemented by President Barack Obama in 2012, unless overturned by a higher court.

"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. "A lot of things can happen".

Notícias recomendadas

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.