Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

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In a followup appearance on Lemon's program, Trump exclaimed, "I am the least racist person you've ever met".

Trump cited gains in the economy for African Americans as evidence his father is not racist and accused the media of covering the figures up.

African Union ambassadors to the United Nations demanded an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his racist remark on the people of Africa.

Trump on Sunday denied making the statements attributed to him, but didn't get into specifics about what he did or did not say.

The Republican senator said this on Friday: "Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday".

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the lawmakers meeting, said that "shithole" was the "exact word used by the President, not just once but repeatedly".

Ivana Trump, who was married to Mr. Trump from 1977 to 1992 and has three children with the president, Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric, also defended the president against allegations that he's losing his grip on reality. Last week he caused an outcry by revoking Temporary Protected Status or TPS for El Salvador and Haiti. "He did not use that word", said Perdue, a top ally of Trump.

"You're going to see before the end of the day more Republicans stepping forward and saying they don't agree with President Trump's views on immigration", he replied.

Democrats and Republicans presented him last week with exactly the bipartisan deal he said he would sign - protecting the immigrant "Dreamers" while also providing funding for his border security "wall" - but Trump unexpectedly exploded with his racist attack and vulgar word.

Two other Republican senators at the Oval Office meeting, who days ago said they could not recall the president's comments, seemed to sharpen their memory.

The Post and Courier reported that Graham responded to Trump's comments by telling the president that "America is an idea, not a race".

"He said, 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". Jackson said he and his team picked a more involved version, and Trump "did exceedingly well on it".

"We have a lot of sticking points but they're all Democrat sticking points", he said.

Trump made that declaration in the wake of his recent comments about Haiti and African countries. "I stand by every word I said about what was said and what happened".

The Republican president tweets that "Democrats don't really want it", referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

"(H) e said 'My family was from one of those s-hole countries.' He used the word himself", Durbin continued, adding that Graham said, "'They came here with limited training, limited experience. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" he later wrote in a separate tweet.

I knew that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, when she appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, would deny that Trump said what the whole world knows he said: that he wants immigrants from Norway rather than from "shithole" countries in Africa. I think immigrants can be proud that they are contributing. "We are ready to make a deal".

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