Flores responds to Trump's controversial remarks about other nations

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

The comments have attracted a furore among the global community with the Haitian ambassador to the USA formally asking that a U.S. official explain the remarks.

According to people present in the Oval Office meeting, Trump was frustrated that migrants from El Salvador, Haiti and certain African countries were allowed into the US.

While Kalondo said the comments were "clearly" racist, she didn't believe they indicated a shift in the United States stance towards Africa. Some of them are his friends, and I can hear them now, telling me: 'Donald didn't mean that, ' 'Donald isn't a racist, ' 'I think it was taken out of context.'...

"It was an inappropriate comment", Buchanan said in an email from his press secretary to the Bradenton Herald. I've not read one of them that's inaccurate. It is not true.

Mr Durbin said that when Mr Trump was told that the largest groups of immigrants with Temporary Protected Status were from Haiti, Honduras and El Salvador, the President replied: "Why do we need more Haitians?" Not more - not just once, but repeatedly.

He continues: 'Let me be clear tonight, the people of Haiti have been through more, withstood more, and fought back against more injustice than our President ever has'.

"Mr. President, did you refer to African nations as s**tholes?" It was a heartbreaking moment.

"Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians. he said, 'Haitians?"

The African Union said Friday that President Donald Trump's reported description of African nations as "sh*hole countries" broke with "accepted behaviour" and was "extremely upsetting".

Durbin made a point of bringing up Graham's reaction while the meeting was taking place.

"My colleague, Republican Sen".

Republican Senator Pat Toomey tweeted, "I hope the President retracts the suggestion, attributed to him yesterday, that America should not want immigrants from countries which he was accused of describing disparagingly". I thought about my own family.

When Trump again ignored the question, Ryan repeated it - a fact lost on anyone who followed the event on the live video stream on the White House web site, since it abruptly cut out at that point, though C-SPAN continued to broadcast the event.

"For years, I and others have been trying to tell you, the American people, that this man has been exhibiting bigoted behavior".

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