US President insists he is "not a racist"

Image Rep. Mia Love R-Utah attends a news conference after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol

However, the U.S President has denied making such comment.

Trump's comments were met with widespread consternation in Africa, with an African Union spokesperson saying the union was "frankly alarmed".

Perry said she believed presidents should be subject to a raft of tests to establish they are fit to serve.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that she couldn't remember the president using the word ascribed to him.

Paul said he's openly debated Trump and opposed some of his appointments, the "overreach on FISA and other intelligence".

Trump announced in September he was scrapping the DACA program but delayed enforcement to give Congress six months - until March - to craft a lasting solution. "They said those words were used before those words went public", Flake said. Two-thirds of his strongest supporters now feel like they have more of a voice in what happens in America.

Trump has said he is ready and willing to make a deal to help the Dreamers, but he has insisted that funding for border security, including a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico that he promised as a presidential candidate, be included in any legislative package.

In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Mr. Trump spent the bulk of the holiday at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. And, yet, it apparently wasn't enough of a compromise for Democrats such as Durban. "But what we have to do is not let that define this moment", said Republican Senator Cory Gardner on CBS's "Face the Nation" program.

Trump has not clarified to aides what he said. Day., which celebrates the death of the civil rights icon.

President Donald Trump ignited a firestorm on Thursday when it was reported that he had called Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations "shithole countries" at a bipartisan meeting on immigration, and said the US needed more immigrants from countries like Norway. "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation", Perdue said on ABC's "This Week".

Trump wants to increase spending on the military, while Democrats want corresponding increases in other domestic spending.

"No, no, I'm not a racist", the President replied.

"This moment is too critically important for us not to come together".

"We honor the memory of Reverend King, and we rededicate ourselves to a glorious future where every American from every walk of life can live free from fear, liberated from hatred and uplifted by boundless love for their fellow citizens", Mr. Trump said.

The president also rejected as insufficient an immigration deal drafted by the bipartisan group of lawmakers who attended that meeting.

"The point is, if you have a Ph.D., I don't care what country you're from, we want you", Barry Bennett, a former Trump adviser, told The Hill newspaper. "Why did Chuck Schumer and all of his colleagues come and beg Donald Trump for money?"

Sen. Graham shared a statement on Friday which said: "Following comments by the President, I said my piece to him directly yesterday".

Trump drew widespread criticism last week after he reportedly referred to African countries as "shit holes".

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