Africa calls Trump racist after "shithole" remark

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Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.

The document stressed that Cuba joins the strong rejection that these statements have arouse around the world, and expresses its most heartfelt solidarity with all the offended countries.

Sources told Reuters on Thursday that Trump had questioned why the United States would want immigrants from "shithole countries" like Haiti and some African countries during a briefing on draft immigration legislation.

Norwegians have also been tweeting about why they will not be moving to the United States.

"If confirmed these are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States". He said he didn't insult Haitians, other than to say that Haiti "is obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

Initially, the White House did not deny Trump's racially charged comments, but Trump claimed today he did not utter such disparaging words during a recent meeting at the Oval Office.

Trump denounced the deal reached by a group of six Republican and Democratic senators as too weak and insisted he did not use the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust! Durbin recounted that Trump went on to discuss similarly protected immigration from Africa, "calling the nations they come from s--holes".

The remarks were allegedly made when lawmakers visited him on Thursday to discuss a bipartisan proposal that would impose new restrictions on immigration but protect the so-called "Dreamers" - hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children - from deportation.

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She suggested that Trump's comments are getting so much attention because lawmakers are trying to deflect away from their lack of progress on comprehensive immigration reform.

He said it was a necessary change, even though the USA had been linked to Grosvenor Square for more than 200 years.

"Why don't I believe him?"

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the most powerful Republican in the House, called the president's comments "unfortunate" and "unhelpful". Never said "take them out".

The government of Haiti said in a statement it was "deeply shocked and outraged" by Trump's remark - and called it "racist".

For Haitian immigrants, vast problems also persist.

African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the U.S. president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Being Donald Trump means you deny, deflect, dissemble, distract and attack in cases like this. There is no other word you can use but "racist". Indeed, we can be unified not only with each other but with Africa, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, the Middle East and beyond if we recognize President Donald Trump is an enemy of Americans, Republicans, Democrats, Independents and every new child born.

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