>> No, no, I'm not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you.>> The U.S. President speaking out in Florida on Sunday, after a long weekend of controversy, Donald Trump denying again, he'd referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole" countries last week.
That and mixed messages over what will happen to the deferred action for childhood arrivals program. Earlier in the day, he tweeted it was probably dead. Hours later he seemingly took a u-turn on DACA, saying he'd keep the door open for a deal.>> We're ready, willing, and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don't think the democrats want to make a deal.
>> Reports of Trump's derogatory remarks met harsh criticism across party lines, and have complicated the debate over the program in Congress. Lawmakers are trying to reach a deal that combines some form of relief for DACA immigrants, the so-called dreamers, and enhance border security, like Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border.
But his recent comments have them struggling to find a path forward.>> Meanwhile, time is ticking to reach a deal before Friday, when Congress must pass a funding bill to avoid a government shutdown.