African Union ambassadors to the United Nations have demanded an apology from the U.S. President Donald Trump for his racist remark on the people of Africa. But Sen. Richard J. Durbin, a Democrat from IL who attended the meeting, said publicly Friday that Trump's apparent denial was false and that he repeatedly used the phrase. Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question.
In a series of tweets on Friday morning, Trump said the language used by him at the meeting was "tough, but this was not the language used", stressing that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians".
"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. "Sorry, but there is no other word one can use but 'racist, '" said Rupert Colville, spokesman for United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
Jackson is expected to brief reporters in more detail on Tuesday at the White House.
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I will not be diverted from all possible efforts to continue negotiating to stop the deportations. Trump's alleged comments came one day before the eighth anniversary of the quake .
The comments were "clearly" racist, Kalondo said, but stressed the U.S. was "much stronger than the sum total of one man".
As an immigration status allowed by law for certain countries experiencing dire conditions, such as a natural disaster, epidemic or war, tps protects individuals from deportation and authorizes them to work in the US.
"With the statement that he made, it was very clear to us that there is a racial basis for those decisions, even going so far as racist", Labossiere said. I had trouble trying to figure out how to point out what he said without using the actual word but couldn't find anything that would have conveyed the ugliness of verbiage our president used, so I made a decision to keep it on the header but have blanked out couple of letters most everywhere else.
"We have to reform our immigration system, make it more diversified where people from Asia and Europe can come to this country and make it merit-based so if you have a skill you can benefit America", McDonough said.
The President has since denied the comments; however, following Trump's denial, Sen. Her parents immigrated to the States when they were only children.
"Dr. King challenged us to talk about the community".