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Trump's immigration remarks condemned as vile, racist

Trump's immigration remarks condemned as vile, racist

Trump was widely reported on Thursday to have questioned in a meeting with lawmakers why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than from places such as Norway.

Trump's reported comments, made during closed-door White House talks on an immigration deal on Thursday, were a reaction to a plan drafted by a bipartisan group of senators to protect juvenile immigrants from deportation and make other changes to immigration laws and border security.

Richard Blumenthal, a Democratic senator, said Trump's comment "smacks of blatant racism, the most odious and insidious racism masquerading poorly as immigration policy", while the United Nations said "there is no other word one can use but "racist" to describe his outburst.

"The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' they were abhorrent and repulsive", tweeted Arizona Sen. He also denied saying "anything derogatory about Haitians other than" that Haiti is "a very poor and troubled country". But instead of winning Trump's support, as they had expected, the president launched into a broadside against immigration from Haiti and Africa.

Trump denied in a tweet that he used the controversial language. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!".

The Washington Mission's demands follows earlier statements issued by the African Union from its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in which the organisation reportedly made clear its "alarm" at Mr Trump's "very racist" comments.

'I'm not a racist': Trump's denial after 's***hole countries' controversy

Dick Durbin forcefully rejected President Donald Trump's denial that he used the word "s-thole" to describe African nations and also disparaged Haitians.

"Donald Trump is vying for the most racist person that I've met these days", he added. "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit USA resources". Some African governments found themselves in an awkward position as top recipients of U.S. aid but Botswana's government called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist".

The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust.

Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians ... he said, 'Haitians?" In a private meeting in June of previous year, Mr. Trump said immigrants from Haiti "all have AIDS".

While Kalondo said the comments were "clearly" racist, she didn't believe they indicated a shift in the U.S. stance towards Africa. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who - without relating the exact details of the President's remarks - said they were not proper.

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