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"The president can't seem to take yes for an answer and is heading toward a shut down, which would fall squarely on his back", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement emailed to Reuters.

Trump has not clarified to aides what he said, but told reporters Sunday night in Florida that comments attributed to him "weren't made". In another, he appears to be an inch or two shorter than Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister (six feet two).

"I'm an immigrant", said Nasreddine. "And there is no way in the world to fix this problem without dealing with the DACA issue".

The debate continued to play out Tuesday as Washington was gripped with uncertainty over whether the government would shut down at midnight Friday, when temporary government funding is set to run out, in the absence of a deal on immigration and other matters. But, Trump doesn't even like to get too much exercise on the golf course - choosing to ride in a cart rather than walk the course.

But Nielsen testified Tuesday that she "did not hear" Trump use the vulgarity to describe African countries.

"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting", Trump tweeted Monday, using a nickname to needle the IL senator. Of the 1.4 million immigrants from sub-Sahara Africa who are 25 and older, according to the Los Angeles Times, citing research from the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute, "41 percent have a bachelor's degree, compared with 30 percent of all immigrants and 32 percent of the USA -born population - and 38 percent of the 19,000 US immigrants from Norway".

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This drama would be more entertaining were it not for the 800,000 immigrants whose fate under the protections of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program hangs in the balance.

Trump also claimed that if Clinton had won in November, the stock market - which has boomed under the Republican President - would have gone down by 50%. "I will tell General Kelly: I've been doing this for a very long time", he said.

Durbin said Monday the White House should release whatever recording it might have of the meeting.

The gathering featured more than a dozen top White House officials, discussing the state of American women with over 200 invited guests. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., thought they had a deal before the White House meeting, according to news reports. They said Trump expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway, which is overwhelmingly white.

Trump also objected to the idea of using other visa slots from the lottery to provide green cards to people who are losing Temporary Protected Status after decades in the USA (who now have no way to stay permanently) - or at least he objected to allowing Haitian TPS recipients to get green cards under the deal, reportedly saying "take them out".

A confidant of Trump's told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks. Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, said the confidant, who wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Later, Trump, 71, attempted to clarify matters by tweeting he was a "very stable genius". Democrats said they're still unlikely to support the measure without an agreement on immigration. When Trump says he wants to bar Haitians and Africans, he aims to admit fewer black people.

As far as the President's mental health.

As Graham and Durbin began describing the deal, Trump said, it was immediately clear it would be unacceptable to most Republicans.

But Durbin, the only Democrat in the room, confirmed the report word-for-word, and Graham, who had confirmed the reported words to South Carolina GOP Sen.

Leahy moved on to Trump's wish for more Norwegian immigrants.

Trump used to the event to take aim at Clinton, the first woman to win a major party presidential nomination.

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