African nations demand Trump retract, apologize for 'shithole' remark

African nations demand Trump retract, apologize for 'shithole' remark

African nations demand Trump retract, apologize for 'shithole' remark

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" the Washington Post quoted him as saying. Trump had said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.

"On this pale blue dot Earth that we call home, the Haitian people are our neighbors, to whom our support is both the policy of a great America as it is a sacred duty", Sean wrote.

"But they have no confirmation yet", Saati said.

African nations demand Trump retract, apologize for 'shithole' remark

So far, the State Department said, the U.S. charge d'affaires in Haiti and ambassador in Botswana have been called in by their hosts after Trump reportedly dubbed these countries "shitholes".

Trump's reported comments were also taken personally by Dr. Andrew Furey, an orthopedic surgeon in St. John's, N.L., and founder of Team Broken Earth, a group of medical professionals who responded to the Haitian natural disaster in 2010 and has since returned to the country several times.

He added: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

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In a series of tweets, Trump said: "The language used by me at the DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". Haitian-American Democratic Club of Lee County founder Beatrice Jacquet, said if the President truly said those comments, she is disgusted.

Chicago's Haitian-American community is pushing back against President Trump's reported disparaging remarks about immigrant populations.

The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" the president tweeted.

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Among others, United Nations spokesperson Rupert Coleville said Trump's reported word choice to refer to nations of non-white people is unequivocally "racist".

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.

"We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful".

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Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Trump's comments were "completely unacceptable", telling WPLG-TV in Miami that "if that's not racism, I don't know how you can define it". "After unilaterally moving to end DACA and upend the lives of 800,000 young immigrants, including more than 41,000 in Illinois, Trump is resorting to offensive tactics to score a political win with his base. He has never been held accountable", theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss tweeted.

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