Trump's comments on immigrants 'racist — United Nations official

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Trump questioned why the USA would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, instead suggesting the United States should bring more immigrants from Norway - whose prime minister he met on Wednesday (Jan 11).

"Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here", he asked. "And as it came to the shore it was rejected because they didn't want those people in this country".

Donald Trump has been accused of lying about referring to Central American and African nations as "shithole countries" amid a furious backlash over his reported comments during an immigration meeting.

"It was a heartbreaking moment", Durbin said. "Language like that shouldn't be heard in locker rooms and it shouldn't be heard in the White House". I think back of presidents throughout history, and I can not imagine a moment where a president sunk to that depth. "That's what breaks my heart".

And that seemed to be the essence of the first response from White House officials, who did not dispute the Post's original account of Trump's remarks.

Trump said, according to the Post, which cited two people briefed on the Thursday Oval Office meeting with lawmakers.

Durbin explicitly said Trump described nations from Africa as "shitholes" when discussing immigration from those countries during the meeting.

On Friday Morning, Trump tweeted: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", he tweeted.

Richmond said in a statement: "President Trump's comments are yet another confirmation of his racially insensitive and ignorant views". Sorry, but there is no other word one can use but racist. President Trump's claims are set to cause hostility in the global community and further worsen USA's relations with African countries. It is not true. "Never said "take them out".

Haiti said it was "deeply shocked and outraged" Trump's reported vulgar remark.

"Never said take them out".

Many on Twitter responded to the president with their doubts about his honesty.

They were explaining how certain immigration programs operate, including one to give safe haven in the U.S. to people from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil strife.

Spokesperson Rupert Coleville said: 'If confirmed these are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States.

"The statements of the president are reprehensible".

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Bucks County described the president's language as "unacceptable".

A Nigerian activist in Chicago said the president has it all wrong on immigration.

Now, it looks like Trump is trying to walk back the comments, but we're not going to forget what actually happened.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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