WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump and immigration (all times local):
President Donald Trump is privately defending his inflammatory comments about African nations and Haitian immigrants.
Trump made a round of calls Thursday night to friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to the tempest, says a person who spoke to Trump but wasn't authorized to discuss a private conversation.
The president instead blamed the media for distorting his meaning, arguing his description of "shithole" was not racist but rather a straightforward assessment of some nations' depressed conditions.
Trump also said he believed he was expressing what many people think, according to the person.
During a bipartisan Oval Office immigration meeting Thursday, Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa.
The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee say they plan to introduce a censure resolution against President Donald Trump over his "bigoted fear mongering" about Haiti and Africa.
Democratic Reps. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana and Jerrold Nadler of New York say they were deeply troubled by Trump's comments referring to African nations as "shithole" countries during an Oval Office meeting on immigration.
Richmond and Nadler say the countries Trump insulted "produce imm...