Fury over Trump's tasteless, 'racist' shitty comments on Africa

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Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of IL, who was in the meeting, reconfirmed Friday that Trump repeatedly "said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist".

Ghana's former president John Dramani Mahama, whom Akufo-Addo defeated in elections just a month after Trump's own win at the polls, on Twitter asked: "Isn't Trump demonstrating that he's nothing but a racist and pursuing a policy of "Make America White Again"?"

He said the president repeatedly used the word "sh**hole" when speaking about African countries. Never said "take them out".

Trump also denied saying "anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". The president said he has a wonderful relationship with Haitians and suggested future meetings probably should be recorded.

Trump is however known to have made outrageous comments in the past and then turning around to deny ever making them. "We should have more people from Norway".

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said Trump's comments were "unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values".

A source familiar with the meeting told CNN's Jake Tapper the President did not refer to Haiti as a "shithole" country but Trump did ask why the U.S. needs more Haitians and pushed to "take them out" of the deal.

I am shocked by the words of President Trump on Haiti and Africa.


Dick Durbin forcefully rejected President Donald Trump's denial that he used the word "s-thole" to describe African nations and also disparaged Haitians.

The Botswanan government condemned President Donald Trump's purported remarks referring to African countries "shitholes", prompting some viewers to question whether a statement ostensibly issued by that country and spread via social media was real. Mahama's tweet used an altered image of an Oval Office meeting featuring Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to mock that mistake. "Then the influencer said you also need to call the telephone company, tie up the lines and call the telephone company talking about 'I need to have my global phone plan include S-hole'".

Despite the hurt, she said the immigrant community is a tough one. President Salvador Sanchez posted a message on Twitter saying that the nation demanded "respect for the dignity of its noble and courageous people".

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", White House spokesman Raj Shah told reports on Thursday.

"Any alleged comments by the President in a (n) immigration meeting are best responded to by the the White House".

Mr Trump's reported comments during a meeting with members of Congress sparked worldwide condemnation.

Around 700,000 people are now enrolled in the DACA program, which allows enrollees to live and work in the USA for two-year periods. "Unfortunately, there is no reason to believe that we can negotiate in good faith with a person who holds such vile and reprehensible beliefs".

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