Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks - African States


"Given the historical reality of how African Americans arrived in the United States as slaves, and the United States being the biggest example of how a nation has been built by migration - for a statement like that to come is particularly upsetting", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said.

Although a White House spokesperson on Thursday did not deny that he used the word "shithole", Trump insisted that was "not the language used" in a confusing Twitter rant on Friday.

While Trump denied the widely reported comment in a tweet, Senator Dick Durbin of IL, one of the top-ranking Democrats and a longtime supporter of immigration reform, said he "personally heard" the president's comment, and that Trump had repeatedly used "hate-filled, vile and racist" words.

Cotton and Perdue also said the leaked report also showed how Democrats were attempting to derail all immigration negotiations with the White House, rather than compromising.

The two-time Academy Award-winning actor and founder of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization was measured in his response, but referred to Trump as "an enemy of compassion", and "an enemy of the state".

They have also included more detailed examinations of the heart, lungs, vision, cholesterol and blood glucose - but the White House said ahead of the check-up that Mr Trump would not undergo a psychiatric assessment.

But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was present at the meeting, told MSNBC on Friday that Trump had used the slur to describe those countries. "I can assure you that my family and I didn't escape to the U.S.as 'Reagan Refugees, ' fleeing persecutions from the Central American version of Orlando's Magic Kingdom". Made up by Dems. "I think it fundamentally poisons the relationship with numerous countries".


The group called for a retraction and apology, and also expressed concern at what it described as the "growing trend from the USA administration" to "denigrate the continent and people of color".

"We have a child, a lower mammal running the United States". "We are enraged, but the pain that we went to bed with" on learning of those remarks "woke us up with actions to be taken". "She said what people need to do-black and brown people need to do-is pick up the phone and start calling the airlines and saying, 'Book me a ticket to S-hole'".

Trump's language triggered a barrage of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. As he beamed while signing, of all things, a King holiday proclamation on Friday, the president ignored them when reporters repeatedly asked if he would apologize for Thursday's comments.

"We have to show the world that this president does not represent the feelings of most of the American people", they said in a statement.

"The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday", Dr Jackson added in a short statement. "There is no other word one can use but 'racist, '" United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a Geneva news briefing.

Nevertheless, the uproar has revived attention on previous remarks by Trump that have ignited accusations of racism.

"These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States".

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