US President Donald Trump (R) speaks beside House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (L) at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm
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President Donald Trump has vehemently denied he is a racist, as Americans remembered civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. Monday amid an uproar over a reported presidential slur.Trump also denied, once again, making the offensive remarks attributed to him – despite the insistence of at least one senator that the president used the words repeatedly during a White House meeting on immigration Thursday."While this is the first #MLKDay with an unrepentant & unreconstructed racist in the White House, we are neither intimidated by insult nor tweet – we are prayerful not fearful," he said.They had gathered to hear the president read a proclamation honoring King. Trump was at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida for the holiday weekend, motorcading to his Trump International Golf Club Monday morning. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democratic sponsor of the bipartisan deal on the Dreamers who was there, confirmed that Trump made the quoted "shithole countries" remark not once, but repeatedly.
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