The president of the North Dakota United teachers union has issued an apology for comments he made on Twitter about President Donald Trump.

NBC/North Dakota News reports on Saturday, Nick Archuleta called the president "a liar, a racist and an embarrassment to our nation," in a tweet.

As noted in the Grand Forks herald, the tweet came amid reports that Mr. Trump used an expletive to deride Haiti, El Salvador and African countries during a meeting on immigration with lawmakers in the Oval Office last week, sparking some fierce backlash.

The president on Sunday said he’s not racist and denied that he made the comments.

 

Mr. Archuleta released this statement this week: "I know that name-calling is wrong, and I regret that on occasion. I allowed my emotions to override the standards I set for myself. Going forward, I will redouble my efforts to maintain civility in all my communications. I apologize for my inconsiderate remarks."

[Sources: Grand Forks Herald, KFYR-TV]