Trump tweets: Language over DACA rejection was 'tough' but not vulgar

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who'd fled to the USA after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the discussion. "Haitians fought along United States soldiers in the revolutionary war and we continue to be great contributors to American society, " he added.

The African Union said it was "alarmed" by Trump's statement.

He has claimed without evidence that Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, was not born in the United States; said Mexican immigrants were "bringing crime" and were "rapists"; and claimed there were "very fine people on both sides" after violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left a counter-protester dead. "No matter the colour of our skin or place of our birth we are all equal".

US President Donald Trump is out for a merit-based immigration system.

Jeffress sent out the statement as many evangelical leaders condemned the remarks as offensive and racist.

"If these comments are the president's words, they are disappointing to say the least", Scott, who represents SC, said.

The African Union says it is "frankly alarmed" by President Donald Trump's statement in which he used vulgar language to question why the US would accept more immigrants from African countries and Haiti.

Several commentators compared Mr Trump's depiction of immigrants from some countries to the treatment that Irish people received in previous times, including MSNBC news presenter Lawrence O'Donnell.

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

"Why do we want all these people from "shithole countries" coming here?"


Trump had seemed amenable to a deal earlier in the day during phone calls, aides said, but shifted his position in the meeting and did not seem interested. He did not specifically deny using the word "shithole".

Djenane Gourgue of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida said people spend "too much time commenting or watching or being pissed off at what Mr Trump says".

Trump tweets: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". His father used to lie and say they were from Swedish ancestry after World War II made them a bit uncomfortable with their German ancestry.

The White House has not denied the language used at the Thursday meeting on immigration. The people were not authorized to describe the conversation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

President Donald Trump says "this was not the language used" after reports that he referred to "shithole" African nations in a meeting. Trump told senators in the Oval Office, according to a source briefed on the meeting, the comments from which were first reported by The Washington Post. "It's a dignity many in this White House could learn from, a dignity the president, with all his money and all his power, could learn from as well".

At a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday, the United States leader reportedly asked why so many people from those countries come to America. Trump on Friday did not directly reference using the expletive, but insisted that the language was more generally "tough".

The deal also would include restrictions on a program allowing immigrants to bring some relatives to the U.S.

When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Durbin said Trump replied: "We don't need more Haitians'".

He said: "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people". "I don't think it makes it impossible, but I suspect the Democrats are sitting there going, 'Why would we want to compromise with him on anything?'" I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs.

"The so-called bipartisan Daca deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", he said referring to the deferred action on childhood arrivals bill that aims to give protection to "dreamers", undocumented immigrants who arrived to the United States as children.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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