Africans outraged over 'racist' Trump remarks


"As a grandson of immigrants I believe that immigrants add greatly to American life and culture". They don't say Trump didn't say "shithole countries" and make other racist and vulgar remarks.

Trump, who purportedly questioned Thursday why people from "shithole countries" wanted to emigrate to the United States, asked Congress to create a immigration bill in exchange for funding for the border wall.

Responding to the remarks, AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo reminded Trump that many Africans "arrived in the U.S. as slaves", adding that Trump's profane statement "flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice".

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who was briefed by Durbin and a fellow GOP Senator who attended the meeting, confirmed that version of events to CNN.

"You can't talk in broad strokes about people in a disparaging way and expect people to say, 'Well, that is just him, ' and, 'You know he is not racist", Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade said on the show Friday.

Graham didn't specifically refer to those remarks, but said that he said his "piece directly" to the president after his comments during the meeting.

'I appreciate Senator Durbin's statements and have enjoyed working with him and many others on this important issue.

Given Trump's record with the truth, we find Durbin more believable in this case. "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit USA resources".

In 2015, there were 676,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States, up from 587,000 in 2010, accounting for less than 2 percent of the USA foreign-born population, according to the Washington based Migration Policy Institute.

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El Salvador's foreign ministry said the U.S. president had "implicitly" accepted the use of "harsh terms detrimental to the dignity of El Salvador and other countries".

Connecticut's Democratic lawmakers universally condemned President Donald Trump for his inflammatory description of impoverished nations with immigrant populations in the USA, but remain hopeful a deal can be reached to protect DACA Dreamers.

A prominent evangelical supporter of President Donald Trump's is standing by him after Trump used a vulgarity to describe African countries.

Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump on Friday after he reportedly called Haiti a "shithole" during a meeting with lawmakers and expressed his desire for more immigrants from countries like Norway and fewer immigrants from countries like Haiti.

Although House Speaker Paul Ryan did not go as far as Democrats in criticizing the president, even he acknowledged that the remark from the leader of his party was "unfortunate" and "unhelpful".

The Haitian government Friday condemned Trump's comments as a "racist view of the Haitian community". According to Farris Jr., Trump assured them that "I am not the person that the media is making me out to be".

"President Trump denies using that language".

"These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States", said Colville during a news briefing in Geneva.

The reference to Norway may have been prompted by Prime Minister Erna Solberg who visited the White House on Wednesday when the president praised Norway for running a trade deficit with the United States and for buying US military equipment.