On quake anniversary, Miami Haitians call Trump 'racist' for 'shithole' remark

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He said that Trump and Carson, the lone African-American member of the Cabinet, were talking about the fallout from Thursday's vulgar remarks when Trump turned to him and said, "I am not the person that the media is making me out to be".

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 USA would take in more people from Haiti and "sh*thole countries" in Africa.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" the Washington Post quoted him as saying.

Trump tweeted Friday that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians" and praised his relationship with people from the country. "The president of the United States is exhausted of so many black people coming to this country", his colleague Anderson Cooper said.

In a discussion about immigration from African nations, Mr. Trump asked why he would want "all these people from shithole countries", according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.

In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said. "Do we need more Haitians?'" Durbin recounted, NBC News reported. What the president reportedly said about Africa in a White House meeting stills stings at Diallo's store.

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"The so-called bipartisan Daca deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", he said referring to the deferred action on childhood arrivals Bill that aims to give protection to "dreamers", undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children.

His comment clashed with a statement by two other Republican participants Sens.

These nations include Botswana's Ian Khama, who condemned the remarks saying they were unacceptable. There is no other word you can use but "racist".

"For the first representative of the United States of America to speak in such a manner is quite troubling and offensive", Jean said in the statement.

Then, Durbin said that the president began to describe immigration from Africa that would be protected under the bipartisan proposal.

Trump later tweeted that the language he used was tough, but not the language being reported. Senator Dick Durbin said Friday he witnessed what happened at a meeting with the president regarding a bipartisan compromise on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and confirmed the president used that language repeatedly.