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African Union, African UN envoys demand Trump apology after vulgar comment

African Union, African UN envoys demand Trump apology after vulgar comment

The statement, issued late Friday after the African ambassadors held an emergency meeting, comes amid an global outcry over Trump reportedly saying he'd rather have more immigrants from Norway and fewer from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa.

Trump is claimed to have questioned why the USA was would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "sh**hole" countries.

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But despite his public denial, Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, said Trump did indeed describe African nations as a "shithole", which Durbin said was "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content". I've not read one of them that's inaccurate.

"The exact word used by the president, not just once but repeatedly", the senator said.

Republican lawmakers who were in the Thursday meeting generally sidestepped questions about precisely what Trump said. We are the country that eight years ago lost more than 300,000 people whose lives and memory we should be commemorating, rather than trying to hold our heads up wherever in the world we happen to be.

Trump: 'I'm the least racist person'

Time is running out for President Trump and Congress to negotiate a deal to protect young, undocumented immigrants from getting deported and to fund the government, but on Friday, the back and forth over whether the president actually called African nations and Haiti "shithole countries" complicated the talks and further damaged Trump's standing on Capitol Hill. "There is a serious need for dialogue between the U.S. administration and African countries". Jackson, who also provided care for President Barack Obama and became a White House physician in 2006, is expected to provide a detailed readout of the exam on Tuesday and answer questions from reporters. "If he can dare to do that, I would be proud on that day that our president honored Dr. King by not doing things that are offensive".

While Trump and his supports believe that he speaks for the "forgotten men and women" of America, many in his hometown are fuming.

Farah Larrieux, a Haitian immigrant and organizer in Miami, referenced statements Trump made in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood while campaigning before the 2016 election that he wanted "to be the biggest champion" for Haitian Americans.

He continued an hour later, tweeting, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

"It better go well, otherwise the stock market will not be happy", Trump said facetiously.

Trump's relationship with lawmakers on the Hill has seen many low points already in his first year as president, but 2018 already seems to be finding new ground. "I would say I would be very angry, in normal circumstances, but right now my concern is keeping my job", said the man, who asked not to be named out of fear that his comments could harm his immigration status. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

Brooklyn Politicians Respond To Trump's "Shithole Countries" Comment
Day event in the Roosevelt Room, a reporter directly asked Trump to face up to his comments , the Hill reported . Those affected have until 2019 to leave the USA or, if eligible, seek alternative immigration status.


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