Dem on Trump's 's---hole' remark: He is a 'vile stain on our country's reputation'

Dem on Trump's 's---hole' remark: He is a 'vile stain on our country's reputation'
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Rep. Dina TitusAlice (Dina) Costandina TitusFederal employees push for COVID-19 protections in 'dangerous' workplaces Lawmakers highlight flights back to DC for huge coronavirus vote Bipartisan lawmakers ask NIH for information on 'disturbing' studies on monkeys MORE (D-Nev.) slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams Biden swipes at Trump: 'Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart' GOP sues California over Newsom's vote-by-mail order MORE for his remarks referring to immigrants from “shithole countries,” saying Trump is a “vile stain” on America’s reputation.

“Just when you think he cannot say anything more vulgar and offensive, he embarrasses us again,” Titus tweeted Thursday. “He is a vile stain on our country's reputation.”

The Washington Post reported that in a meeting with lawmakers, Trump referred to immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from “shithole countries.”

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, while discussing protections for immigrants.

Trump then reportedly said the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries such as Norway.

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Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate confirms Ratcliffe to be Trump's spy chief Abrams announces endorsements in 7 Senate races Schumer dubs GOP 'conspiracy caucus' amid Obama-era probes MORE (R-S.C.), Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSenators weigh traveling amid coronavirus ahead of Memorial Day Congress headed toward unemployment showdown Senate to try to pass fix for Paycheck Protection Program Thursday MORE (D-Ill.), Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonChinese official accuses US of 'pushing our two countries to the brink of a new Cold War' Sunday shows preview: States begin to reopen even as some areas in US see case counts increase Senate Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood loans MORE (R-Ark.) and Rep. Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteUSCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction Immigrant advocacy groups shouldn't be opposing Trump's raids Top Republican releases full transcript of Bruce Ohr interview MORE (R-Va.) were present at the meeting and were surprised by the comments, according to the Post.

In a statement, the White House did not deny Trump’s comments.

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

“The president will only accept an immigration deal that adequately addresses the visa lottery system and chain migration — two programs that hurt our economy and allow terrorists into our country," he said.

“Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation," he added.

Other Democrats blasted Trump’s remarks, including Rep. Tim WalzTimothy (Tim) James WalzReporter harassed for wearing a mask while covering a restaurant reopening-turned-protest Minnesota health officials say graduation ceremony exposed people to coronavirus States push millions of people toward absentee voting amid pandemic MORE (D-Minn.), who called on Republicans to denounce Trump’s comments as racist.