Haitian-Americans Push Back At Trump Expletive

President Donald Trump

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump insisted in a series of Friday (local time) morning tweets. Though the White House flatly denied the report, given Trump's other colorful language to describe non-white foreigners, it certainly seems credible.

An alleged description of African and other countries as "shitholes" by Donald Trump prompted outrage on Friday, even as the U.S. president appeared to deny having used the specific term. "Because you might learn that people from some of those 'shithole countries" were slaves who were brought by force to help build this country".

According to the National Post, Trump, while speaking to supporters privately, said that he was "only expressing what many people think but won't say about immigrants from economically depressed countries".

Just one day after referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "s**thole countries" President Donald Trump hosted an event on Friday in honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. "Do we need more Haitians?'" Durbin recounted, NBC News reported.

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

On people from Haiti: "While Haitian immigrants typically arrive in the United States with lower levels of education and income than the general population, they sacrifice as parents to scrap and save and to ensure that their children can make the most of the opportunity to be here".


Trump later added, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". Trump denied using the word Friday. He wrote, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

Pugh tweeted a statement Thursday calling on all elected leaders to condemn the comments.

While demanding a "retraction and an apology" from Trump, the 54 countries also thanked those Americans "from all walks of life who have condemned the remarks".

Harris Rosen, president of Rosen Hotels, said one third of his staff is from Haiti. "America deserves better, and when I'm governor, I'll protect immigrant families and make IL a welcoming state for all".

"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", said Graham, who was part of a bipartisan proposal on immigration that Trump rejected at the meeting.

During the 2016 campaign, Pope Francis said that a man with such views was "not Christian", after being asked about Trump's views on immigration and his plans to build a border wall, Reuters reported.

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