Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Cuba condemns Trump's "racist" statements on Haiti, El Salvador

President Donald Trump's reportedly labelled African nations and Haiti at a bipartisan immigration meeting as "s**thole" while asking for more immigration from places like Norway.

The NAACP president predicted Trump's remarks will help motivate African-American voters in the 2018 midterm elections, saying the comments are "the language of the '50s and '60s, it is the language of a Ross Barnett and a George Wallace".

'I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday. "We should be talking about how we bring people together", Pugh said.

With Friday being the eight year anniversary of the catastrophic quake in Haiti, Jacques says it brings the conversation full circle - knowing many link those images of destruction and devastation, labeling the country, but he says it won't limit them. It really does not exemplify that office and really deplore those kinds of comments and would say these are not the kind of statements that should be made. Wolf Blitzer was using s-hole, which sounded a lot like another epithet, though others on CNN did not edit the remark.

UN Spokesman Rupert Colville said Trump's comments, if confirmed, were "shocking and shameful" and opened the door to "humanity's worst side and go against universal values".

"The comment is incredibly disappointing", Scott said after talking to Graham.

"The African Union Mission condemns the comments in the strongest terms and demands a retraction of the comment as well as an apology to not only the Africans but to all people of African descent around the globe, " reads the statement.

The president responded on Twitter, saying the language he used at the DACA meeting was tough, but it was not the language he used.

"This was not the language used", Trump said in a tweet.

"I suspect the Democrats are sitting there going, 'Why would we want to compromise with him on anything?" said Simpson, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. "In reforming immigration we can not lose these American Ideals".

"The American people will ultimately judge us on the outcome we achieve, not the process which led to it. I've asked him about it a number of times, and he denied, but kept up the racist rhetoric throughout the campaign and now while he's in the White House". As always, I look forward to considering additional ideas that could make the proposal even better.

Walker says he has heard many different reports on what was actually said during the bi-partisan immigration meeting.

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