Trump's 'shithole' comments stirred anger and condemnation, but not from everyone

Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue flank President Trump.    
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"This is the president of the United States, the leader of the free world, making these racist statements". Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question. Our AU Presidents must respond strongly to this insult.

"Like all Americans who embrace decency and the values of diversity and inclusion, and who celebrate what made America great in the first place, I'm appalled by these latest comments of President Donald Trump regarding Haitians and people of African nations", Pugh said in a statement.

Trump later added, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

The president added that the USA government should accept more people from countries like Norway. "When the question was raised about Haitians, for example, we have a group that have temporary protected status in the United States because they were the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval".

But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who was reportedly at the meeting said the USA president used "shitholes" in the context of African countries.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump tweeted. "And this influencer said what needs to happen, and it's kind of-she made me laugh with it, but it's real".

"Haitians don't deserve such treatment", said Ambassador Paul Altidor.

In Haiti, on the eighth anniversary of a devastating natural disaster that killed about 220,000 people, the government also summoned the top usa diplomat for an explanation, while the Haitian ambassador to Washington called for an apology.

He doesn't deny that Trump possibly used the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and Africa, but he believes it's been taken out of context.


"It is not true", said Durbin, who was one of the lawmakers at the Oval Office meeting. When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians? "There is no other word one can use but "racist".

A UN Human Rights spokesman criticised Mr Trump's reported comments as "shocking and shameful".

The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe.

Trump also took issue with the idea that, while a lottery that benefits people from Africa and other nations would be ended, there could be another way for them to apply.

More and more countries and organizations are joining the global chorus of condemnation of President Trump's racially-charged comments while speaking to lawmakers in the Oval Office on Thursday.

Senegal's foreign ministry also called in the US ambassador in Dakar to demonstrate its displeasure, a US State Department official said.

"But they have no confirmation yet", Saati said.

"I don't think that he will acknowledge that he said it, let alone apologize for it", Doron said. The president of the United States is racist.

The two men said they "do not recall the President saying those comments specifically" but also didn't deny he said them.

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