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

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

Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzPentagon’s No. 2 official: Trump’s ‘Space Force’ could cost 'billions' Senate Dem rips 'Space Force:' No Republican is willing to tell Trump it's a 'dumb idea' EPA pushes back on asbestos criticisms MORE (D-Hawaii) apologized to immigrants over President TrumpDonald John TrumpAl Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on environment so far than I feared' Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist Trump wanted to require staffers to get permission before writing books: report 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

“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.