Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

After sh*thole comment, reporter April Ryan asks Trump if he's racist

After sh*thole comment, reporter April Ryan asks Trump if he's racist

Their statement came after the president tweeted Friday morning that the description of his remarks was not accurate.

During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries".

Almost a year into Trump's presidency, members of Congress are still struggling to relate to the unorthodox Trump and his spontaneous, often crude remarks.

The tone of discussion had looked very different early on Thursday.

During a meeting about the program of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA, the president of the United States Donald Trump, allegedly made derogatory comments in which he labels immigrants from some countries as "crap".

Around 10:15 a.m., Trump returned Durbin's call and was told about the main elements of the deal.

"I think Trump is a good president for me", Mario Gonzalez, from Cuba, said. Here's what five of the lawmakers who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy.

On "The Situation Room" Friday, Ryan cited an unnamed "influencer" and "child and product of the sixties" who advocated that anti-Trump activists call various companies and talk about Trump's comments.


Instead, Trump had also invited some of Congress' hard-line opponents of the bipartisan agreement being put together by the six-member working group led by Durbin and Graham.

Nonetheless, Mr Trump vigorously defended his stance on immigration, insisting that he wanted a merit-based system of immigration. If my job is to report the truth, the truth is, what the president said was hurtful.

"Today, as we come together to honour Dr. King, we know that America is stronger, more just, and more free because of his life and work", Trump said, Efe news reported.

As the 16-day DreamWeek, which is now ongoing, is about respecting, listening and learning from each other, Nakpodia said he can't dismiss Trump's comment. Say, 'I did not mean this.

"I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians", he said on Twitter, adding that Democrats had made the accusations up.

"These remarks, so filled with hatred and derision, have been met with indignation by the Cuban people who are proud of the contribution made by people from everywhere, especially from Africa and Haiti, since the emergence of our nation", said a statement published on the website of the state-run newspaper Granma.

El Salvador, also facing an end to protected status for its 200,000 citizens living in the United States, sent a formal letter of protest to the U.S. government over the comments.

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