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

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

Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzOvernight Defense: Trump decision on Korea summit coming 'next week' | China disinvited from major naval exercise | Senate sends VA reform bill to Trump Senate sends major VA reform bill to Trump's desk Democratic senator: Trump Jr. meeting with Gulf emissary 'absolutely crazy' MORE (D-Hawaii) apologized to immigrants over President TrumpDonald John TrumpCEO of American investment firm believed Michael Cohen could bring in GOP donors for deals: report NAACP slams NFL for gag rule on national anthem Pelosi: Republican meeting over informant will 'nix' possibility of bipartisan briefing 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.