‘I’m not a racist’: Trump says he’s willing to make immigration deal, but Democrats killing it


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**Photo: Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. | Author: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America | Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

“I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you,” Trump told reporters on Sunday [14 January] in Florida, where he was having dinner with Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

The US leader said he is “willing and able” to reach a deal to protect immigrants brought to the United States as children. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program shields those individuals, often called the Dreamers, from deportation.

The DACA program, however, is “probably dead,” all because of the Democrats’ alleged unwillingness to make a deal, Trump said earlier.

“We’re ready, willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don’t think the Democrats want to make a deal … The Democrats are the ones that aren’t going to make a deal,” he reiterated on Sunday.

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Trump previously denied using the word “s***hole,” but admitted his language was “tough” during the Thursday meeting with lawmakers at the White House, where DACA was discussed.

While some of the attendants, including Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, insist Trump used the exact word, others denied it or said they could not recollect the exact terminology.

The controversy sparked a strong backlash, both in the US and internationally, with Trump’s opponents accusing him of flat-out racism, and countries he allegedly insulted demanding explanation and apologies.

*SOURCE: RT. Go to Original.

**Photo: Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. | Author: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America | Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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