GOP Rep. Mia Love calls on Trump to apologize for 'unkind, divisive, elitist' comments
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Republican Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) LovePregnant and imprisoned: The crisis thousands of women are facing Election Countdown: What to watch in final primaries | Dems launch M ad buy for Senate races | Senate seats most likely to flip | Trump slump worries GOP | Koch network's new super PAC GOP lawmaker to refund some donations FEC says were raised improperly: report MORE (Utah) on Thursday called for President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE to apologize for those he "wantonly maligned" in his reported comments about immigrants from "shithole countries."

Love, who was born to Haitian parents, said the president's comments about those from Haiti and African countries were "unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values."

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"My parents came from one of those countries, took an oath of allegiance to it, and took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with," she said in a statement.

"The President must apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned," Love said.

Trump bemoaned restoring protected status for immigrants from "shithole countries" such as Haiti, El Salvador and African countries in an Oval Office meeting Thursday with lawmakers, The Washington Post and other media outlets reported.

Trump reportedly suggested the U.S. should take in more immigrants from countries such as Norway, the prime minister of which Trump met with on Wednesday.

The White House issued a statement Thursday night that did not deny that Trump referred to immigrants coming from "shithole" countries.

“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” White House spokesperson Raj Shah said in the statement.