While not supporting it outright, Murphy and Blumenthal had positive things to say about the Durbin-Graham compromise. "I've always believed that America is an idea, not definied by its people but by its ideals". Richard Durbin of IL - after Trump reportedly made the comment at an Oval Office meeting, where he was also is claimed to have said disparaging things about Haitian immigrants.
"As individual Christians, we have a biblical responsibility to place the needs of others above our own, but as Commander-in-Chief, President Trump has the constitutional responsibility to place the interest of our nation above the needs of other countries".
Lemon expressed his unsurprised disgust at Trump, reiterating his numerous racist statements and actions, from calling Mexicans "rapists" to defending neo-Nazis in Charlottesville to saying all Haitians have AIDS.
While Kalondo said the comments were "clearly" racist, she didn't believe they indicated a shift in the USA stance towards Africa.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said: "El Salvador and Haiti yesterday were once again victims of U.S. President Donald Trump's aggression".
Instead, Trump had also invited some of Congress' hard-line opponents of the bipartisan agreement being put together by the six-member working group led by Durbin and Graham.
"(Graham) spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said", Durbin told reporters.
Former Haitian President Laurent Lamothe said the "world is witnessing a new low today" and called the United States leader's remarks "totally unacceptable!"
"The majority of the Africans who come here are already here on the merit-based immigration", Dau told South Sudan in Focus.
The Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas says that, apart from the reported choice of words, "Trump is right on target in his policy".
Trump denied in a tweet that he used the controversial language. (King seems to have broken with Trump more frequently in recent weeks, having also spoken out against the president's revocation of temporary protected status for Salvadorans and Trump's signature tax law.) Rep. Dan Donovan, who also opposed the Trump-supported tax plan on the grounds that it will harm New Yorkers, was more circumspect in his statement.
"I can not believe that in the history of the White House and that Oval Office any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin told the press. Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer infamously told her to stop shaking her head in a press briefing past year when she seemed unimpressed with his answer about how the White House was going to improve its image.
Donald Trump's least presidential moments so far. "I have not read one of them that's inaccurate". "But what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers".