African countries demand Trump apology

African countries demand Trump apology

Democrats announced Friday that they will attempt to censure President Donald Trump after reports that he described Haiti, El Salvador, and numerous African nations as "shithole countries" during a closed-door meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration earlier this week.

During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "sh**hole countries".

Trump on Thursday reportedly asked why the USA should permit immigrants from "s--hole countries", according to three people briefed on the oval office conversation. On Friday the president tweeted that his language was "tough" but insisted he did not say anything derogatory about Haitians aside from noting it's a poor country.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

The Republican president has also privately defended his remarks, saying he was only expressing what many people think but will not say about immigrants from economically depressed countries, the Associated Press reported.

Haitians weren't the only people offended by the president's comments.

The Washington Post first reported Trump's vulgar remarks Thursday.

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Henrik Heldahl, a commentator for the political website Amerikansk Politikk, said the sentiment would have been welcomed in Norway had Trump used less coarse language for Haiti and African countries.

The church says they have been working with refugees in Haiti since the island was struck by a 7.0 magnitude quake that killed more than 220,000 people in 2010.

Rebecca Black, an immigration lawyer in Jacksonville, said the city has immigrants from all over the world, and they are closely watching the DACA issue. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said. Trump allegedly questioned why the USA doesn't admit more immigrants from countries like Norway, whose prime minister visited the White House this week. Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question.

In fiscal year 2016, 1.18 million people became legal permanent residents of the United States, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.

When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, the USA president said: "We don't need more Haitians".

Botswana's government called the president's remark "racist".

Sean Penn has a few choice words for President Trump.

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