Romney addresses alleged vulgar Trump comments
(KUTV) — Mitt Romney responded to President Trump's recent alleged comments on immigrants from 's***hole countries' in a tweet Monday morning.
"The poverty of an aspiring immigrant's nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race," the former presidential candidate tweeted. "The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America's history and antithetical to American values."
Romney went on to express hope that the country's memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would "buoy our hope for unity, greatness, and 'charity for all.'"
Speaking with lawmakers in the Oval Office, the president pushed back against protections for people from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
The language he used is disputed.
Sen. Dick Durbin, the only Democrat present at the meeting, originally told multiple media outlets about the matter, alleging that Trump referred to the aforementioned nations as "s***hole countries."
Sen. Lindsey Graham did not confirm the language used by Trump, but did tweet on the matter, saying that he addressed Trump's comments on the subject when it happened.
Trump has said the language used in the DACA meeting was tough, but not the language used.