Hillary Slams Trump's 'Ignorant, Racist Views' on Haiti, Africa

Haitians on Friday pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump's reported description of the Caribbean country as a "shithole", instead celebrating a history of slave revolution and resilience on the eighth anniversary of a devastating quake.

"Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here?"

During that same meeting, a member relayed to Trump that potential welfare cuts would harm her constituents, "not all of whom are black". "You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as ´shitholes´ whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", Colville said.

Botswana's Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation (MIAC) called on the US Ambassador to Botswana "to express its displeasure at the alleged utterances made by the President of the US".

According to The Washington Post, during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday with US senators to discuss the status of some immigrants in the country, President Trump described Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African countries as "shitholes".

The Associated Press reported Friday that the Haitian government condemned Trump's reported migration comment as a "racist view of the Haitian community".

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

Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday. He said Trump's comment "not only insulted Africans, he has also insulted African-Americans". "That is all I have to say", Kenyan entrepreneur Wangui Muraguri said in his Nairobi office. The Trump administration moved in November to end that program for residents of the island nation.

It's unclear now how a deal might emerge, and failure could lead to a government shutdown. I support the President's push for merit based immigration as well as resolving the DACA situation once and for all.

Some Republicans were also up in arms over the remarks. In his speech he said: "No matter what the colour of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal".


Lawmakers have until January 19 to approve a government-wide stopgap spending bill, and Republicans will need Democratic votes to push the measure through.

Trump's comments came as Durbin was presenting details of the compromise plan that included providing $1.6 billion for a first installment of the president's long-sought border wall.

The African Union (AU) said it was "frankly alarmed" by Mr Trump's statement.

Graham - one of the most notable Republican advocates for both hawkish national security positions and protections for young undocumented immigrants - had recently backed off criticism of Trump as he pushed for his policy goals.

Some Nigerians did not hold back, with many on Twitter saying their country was a "shithole", but that it was "our shithole" to criticise. "We, along with the president, are committed to solving an issue many in Congress have failed to deliver on for decades", the statement said. Durbin told reporters in Chicago.

In the 2010 natural disaster, more than 220,000 Haitians were killed in the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck near Port-au-Prince - and more than 300,000 were injured.

Trump had questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries", according to two sources familiar with the comments.

"He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly", Durbin said. Trump wrote, "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians". There is no transcript or recording of that meeting. Day, which is Monday.

Dick Durbin, who was in the room with Trump when he made the remark, said that the president did use "vile, vulgar" language including the word "shithole".

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