Dem senator apologizes to immigrants for Trump ’s---hole’ comment

Dem senator apologizes to immigrants for Trump ’s---hole’ comment

Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzHawaii false alarm sparks panic, confusion Hawaii EMA administrator takes responsibility for false missile alarm FCC commissioner: We will investigate Hawaii missile false alarm MORE (D-Hawaii) apologized to immigrants over President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE’s reported comments calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries.”

“I honestly cannot imagine the pain that those Oval Office comments are causing for immigrants and people of color everywhere. That does not represent who we are as a country,” Schatz tweeted Thursday.

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“I’m sorry, and we are fighting for you.” 

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Trump had made the comments during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers about immigration.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump reportedly said.

He also said the U.S. should bring in more people from countries like Norway.

The White House didn’t deny the comment, but Trump denied the remarks on Twitter Friday.

The reported comments sparked backlash from both sides of the aisle and set off a firestorm across Washington that extended from Thursday evening into Friday morning.