World wonders if Trump is eroding United States 'moral authority'

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Trump has moved to end the status for immigrants from El Salvador, which could result in 200,000 Salvadorans legally in the United States being deported, and other countries.

He pointed to Trump's 2015 comments on Mexican immigrants, who Trump said are "rapists" and bringing drugs and crimes to the U.S.

President Donald Trump received an influx of answers on Twitter to his question about why more immigrants don't come to America from Norway.

Jeffress tried to draw a distinction between Christian obligation and the politics of governing.

Trump said he did not say "anything derogatory" about Haitians and appeared to deny calling any countries "shitholes", as was reported, generating a worldwide backlash.

Jeffress also said he was "grateful" to have Trump as president and thanked him for the "courage" to protect the U.S.

Trump's out-of-nowhere comment - the White House didn't even deny Trump used the term on Thursday night - was probably a response to "Fox & Friends", which denounced Trump's language.

A Democratic senator who was in the room when President Trump reportedly made vile comments about "shithole countries" confirmed Friday that the commander-in-chief did, in fact, use the offensive language. Dan Sullivan referred a request for comment to a Friday afternoon tweet from the senator that did not mention Trump specifically. Ryan said his ancestors were Irish and "were really looked down upon".

Haitian President Jovenel Moise's government issued a strongly worded statement denouncing what it called a "racist" depiction of Haiti.

Other California Democrats expressed outrage over Trump's comments as well.

The statement said Gaborone had sought clarification on whether "Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the United States". Trump reportedly said. "Take them out".

"Mr. President, are you a racist?" she asked.

"Many people have been surprised from what they heard from Trump, but not me", said Syverain, a member of the Haitian American Community Church in San Jose. He was widely criticized by people who said his question presumed a monolithic relationship between all African-Americans.

Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from SC, told the Post and Courier that Sen. He added that he had never said they should be excluded from the deal.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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