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

Donald Trump Must Apologise For Comments - African Union

Donald Trump Must Apologise For Comments - African Union

Trump hosted a large bi-partisan meeting at the White House on Tuesday, which turned into a spectacle, given that Trump let the camera-wielding press pool stay for 55 minutes.

The African Union said in its statement that while it condemn Trump's remark, maintaining a dialogue with the president was necessary to help him better understand their continent.

Two high-ranking Democrats - Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee - said they would call on Republican leaders to bring up a resolution reprimanding the president for "racist statements".

Trump had made headlines on Thursday by using an insensitive term "Sh**hole" for Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African countries.

Cleveland commented through his Twitter account.

"Shithole? Thought they said he was so impressed with us just last September?"

The remarks drew a firestorm of criticism, including accusations that the president is a racist and speculation that this could stall talks on immigration reform.

"The rhetoric just makes it more hard, and that's unfortunate", said Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, a senior House lawmaker. And other Trump backers made clear they wanted to steer clear of questions about whether the president is a racist. "The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel", he said, adding: "I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals".

We certainly agree, and we're sure that the millions of people President Trump insulted with his comments do, too.


"Those comments are, frankly, disgusting", Lemon continued.

"I think it's going to go very well", the president earlier predicted. The news anchor also addressed Trump supporters.

"He said 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country".

"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday". And I told him we had an agreement and I wanted to present it to him. The White House has not disputed the account of the exchange. It is grotesque and we must endure it for another three or seven years, given that the Republicans have a stranglehold on power right now and are more invested in holding onto that power than working for the greater good of all Americans. "But he is a racist". "This shows the president is using language that implies he's thinking like a racist while making immigration policy".

Trump specifically questioned why the USA would want to admit more people from Haiti, according to Durbin. But you can go read a history book. "We have consistently been portrayed as shitty people from shitty countries".

"Here's why I'm not outraged: People of color warned you", Lemon concluded.

He also highlighted the contrast between Trump's praise for Africa past year when he met leaders from the continent on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

As top recipients of US aid, some African governments hesitated to jeopardize it by criticizing Trump, especially as his administration has sought to slash foreign assistance.

Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "shithole countries" after triggering worldwide outrage. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

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