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Trump: Thursday Evening and Countries Critics

trump: Trump spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation, according to Toronto Star. Trump wasn't apologetic about the inflammatory remarks and denied he was racist, instead, blaming the media for distorting his meaning, the confidant said. Trump said he was only expressing what many people think but won't say about immigrants from economically depressed countries, according to a person who spoke to the president as criticism of his comments ricocheted around the globe. Critics of the president, including some Republicans, on Friday blasted the vulgar comments made in the Oval Office. The comments revived charges that Trump is racist and roiled already tenuous immigration talks that included discussion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Article Continued Below The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used, Trump insisted in early tweets Friday, pushing back on some depictions of the meeting. react-text 160 Trump suggested that the United States should bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met with on Wednesday. /react-text Evan Vucci / Associated Press But Trump and his advisers notably did not dispute the most controversial of his remarks using shithole to describe African nations and saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. In a meeting with a group of senators, Trump had questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and shithole countries in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on the remarkable conversation. ( As reported in the news.