Haitians mark anniversary of quake after Donald Trump comments

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After signing a proclamation at a Martin Luther King Jr. "This is the time but, day by day, they are blowing the one great opportunity they have".

Trump, "in the course of his comments, said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist", Durbin told reporters.

The African ambassadors issued the statement late Friday following an emergency meeting after Mr. Trump used vulgar language to reject an immigration bill, asking why the US would take in more people from Haiti and "sh*thole countries" in Africa.

In a series of Friday morning tweets, Trump said he used tough language during Thursday's meeting, but he denied using vulgarities. "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit U.S. resources".

Trump's comments were allegedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.

Another Republican Representative, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who was born in Cuba and whose south Florida district includes many Haitian immigrants, said: "Language like that shouldn't be heard in locker rooms and it shouldn't be heard in the White House".

The comments were "clearly" racist, Kalondo said, but stressed the USA was "much stronger than the sum total of one man".

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"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", he tweeted, adding that Democratic politicians "made up" that he said to "take them out".

Earlier, El Salvador sent a note of protest to the USA government condemning Trump's alleged remarks. Trump said, according to the report, advocating instead for immigrants from Norway. "There is no other word but "racist".

In the United States, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) described Trump's comments as "a low mark for this president" and "a low point for our nation". I want safety and security for our people. "For him to confront the president as he did, literally sitting next to him, took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it".

Durbin said "shitholes" was "the exact word used by the president not just once but repeatedly".

The president's tacky and racist remarks came in response to a senator's request for Trump to reinstate the temporary protected status for Haitians and Salvadorans.

Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.

At first the White House did not deny that the remark was made.

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