GOP moderates furious, leaders muted on Trump furor - News Summed Up

GOP moderates furious, leaders muted on Trump furor


WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP leaders mostly stayed quiet but more moderate Republicans reacted sharply against President Donald Trump's incendiary comments about "shithole" countries in Africa during a White House meeting Thursday. He called immigration "a beautiful story of America" and said Africans in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, are "incredible citizens." But some other Republicans, such as Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Cuban-American, reacted with revulsion. Moderate GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine chimed in on Twitter to call Trump's remarks "highly inappropriate & out of bounds." Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who was at the meeting and confirmed Trump's comments publicly, said Trump's words "were vile, hateful, and clearly racial in their content.


Source: Economic Times January 12, 2018 20:37 UTC


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