Outrage Over President Trump's Derogatory Comments About Haitians and Other Immigrants

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

The Washington Post reported that Trump made the comment during an Oval Office meeting with immigration negotiators including Sens.

"It's very frustrating", a senior White House aide told Politico.

The president said at the White House that "love was central" to the slain civil rights leader.

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Scott told the Charleston Post and Courier that his SC colleague, Lindsey Graham, had told him that media reports of Trump making racially tinged remarks at a Thursday immigration summit were "basically accurate".

African countries at the United Nations unanimously demanded on Friday that US President Donald Trump retract and apologize for hisreported denunciation of immigration from "s***hole" nations.

The meeting in question took place to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, allowing undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to seek temporary protection, which Trump proposes to scrap entirely. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" he said. Durbin said the president, "said things which were hurtful, vile, and racist. If those countries aren't as you described, Democrats should be happy to deport criminal aliens back to them".

Two sources close to the administration told NBC News that Trump worked the phones Thursday night, calling friends and allies outside the White House to gauge reaction to fallout from the "shithole" comments.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?".

Meanwhile, South Africa's governing African National Congress party took to Twitter to chide Trump over his "offensive" choice of words.

Trump on Thursday was reported as using the word "shithole" describe Haiti and African nations.

Republican Senators David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who both attended the meeting, said in a statement they did not "recall the president saying these comments specifically".

"We view the utterances by the current American President as highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist", it added.

Durbin said Trump and his supporters in the room also "scoffed" when he said that ending chain migration would break up families.

Reacting to the comment in a tweet posted at 6:56 p.m. Mr Mahama expressed shock over the United States president's action and charged the African Union (AU) to condemn same.

Friday morning, Trump also took to the social media website to address the criticism after Illinois Democratic Sen. The policy change could affect almost 60,000 Haitians who fled to the US following a devastating quake in 2010.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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