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

Cable News Weighs "Racist" Label for Trump

Cable News Weighs

The 55-country African Union (AU) has demanded that U.S. president Donald Trump apologise for saying the USA should not accept immigrants from "shithole" African nations like Haiti, The Hill reported on Saturday (Jan 13).

Trump's reported comments were also taken personally by Dr. Andrew Furey, an orthopedic surgeon in St. John's, N.L., and founder of Team Broken Earth, a group of medical professionals who responded to the Haitian quake in 2010 and has since returned to the country several times.

The U.S. president reportedly made the comment during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Thursday.

Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who've been close allies to the president on the issue of immigration, were in a White House meeting with him Thursday when Trump, according to sources, expressed frustration with people coming to the US from "sh-hole countries".

"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.

Trump tweeted Friday that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians" and praised his relationship with people from the country. He allegedly indicated the United States should be more focused on bringing in immigrants from countries like Norway.

After reportedly calling some nations "shitholes", it was while honouring the memory of black civil rights leader Martin Luther King that Donald Trump faced and ignored a question being asked the world over. 'Mr. "When it came to the issue of 'chain migration, ' I said to the president, 'Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?' African Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains. Do we need more Haitians?'" Durbin said. Trump said during a bipartisan meeting on immigration earlier this week, according to multiple people in the room.

American news media reported on Thursday that Trump used the term at talks on a US immigration policy known as DACA. "There is no other word one can use but "racist".

Trump has however on Friday denied that he used the vulgar expression, saying "this was not the language used".

Graham said he pushed back at the president - an account that was backed up by Illinois Democratic Sen.

"I must admit it really hurt when I heard that", said Crevecoeur. He encourages the enslavement of America by a core minority of our electorate; he massages into them the notion that American principal lives not in the belief and sacrifice of their own ancestors or our country's forefathers, but rather in their own pain, rage and fear.

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