One person briefed on the meeting said when Durbin brought up the subject of Haiti, Trump questioned it in vulgar terms and added that the U.S. should get more people from countries like Norway.
Friday, Trump took to Twitter, saying that the “so-called bipartisan DACA deal” was “a big step backwards.”
“Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and USA would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly,” Trump tweeted. “I want a merit-based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level. I want safety and security for our people. I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.”
Trump later tweeted that while his language was tough, “This was not the language used.”
“What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made,” Trump tweeted.