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

Hillary Slams Trump's 'Ignorant, Racist Views' on Haiti, Africa

Hillary Slams Trump's 'Ignorant, Racist Views' on Haiti, Africa

Jorel Francois holds a sign that reads, 'President trump is a Bigot!' as he joins with others to mark the 8th anniversary of the quake in Haiti and to condemn President Donald Trump's reported statement about immigrants from Haiti, Africa and El Salvador on January 12, 2018 in Miami.

Haiti and Haitians, targets of a separate anti-immigration drive by the Trump administration, were also subject of derogatory remarks by the President, according to the first report on the issue by the Washington Post.

The President has since denied the comments; however, following Trump's denial, Sen.

Consider the particulars of the current immigration talks, and Trump's response to them. "We should be here remembering our brothers and sisters, but instead we're answering to President Trump". Trump said, after lawmakers discussed restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal.

On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that he used "tough" language at the meeting, but not the reported vulgarity.

Republican Rep. Mia Love fired back at Trump's comments as well saying, "The President' comments are unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values".

Next Friday is the deadline for Congress to pass a national budget, something many Democrats, whose votes are needed, have said they will not do unless there is a fix for DACA.

Conservatives expressed concern more about the weapon Trump had given to his opponents than it what he said. "If we found you in the 1900 USA census we knew you had migrated".

House Speaker Paul Ryan said the vulgar language was "very unfortunate, unhelpful". "Do we need more Haitians?'"

City & State reached out to every member of the New York Republican congressional delegation, Republican gubernatorial candidate and Assemblyman Brian Kolb, and Republican state senators who represent Long Island, which has large Haitian and Salvadoran populations, to get their reactions.

It's unclear now how a deal might emerge, and failure could lead to a government shutdown.


Similarly, Josh Blackman, a constitutional law expert at George Mason University School of Law, said "I don't think these statements, as odious as they are, have any bearing on this case".

"Why don't I believe him?" Last year, retired boxer Floyd Mayweather, who has voiced support for Trump (and has been to prison for domestic battery), said that Trump "speaks like real men". Do you print what the president said in a headline? He said he wants to call the bill to the floor of the Senate early next week.

"President Trump's comment regarding certain immigrant groups was clearly wrong".

He adds: "I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level".

Jack Davidson, executive director of the American Haitian Foundation, said Trump's latest comment was "ignorant [and] racist with a complete disregard for the human dignity of the Haitian people". She said the president's remark was "obviously disheartening" but presented an opportunity "to rise above it and say, 'I'm going to be an example of kindness, of compassion'".

However Juba businesswoman Jenny Jore, 31, told AFP that Mr Trump's remarks were "on point".

Stephanie Jepsen, Chief of Donor Experience at the non-profit, called the comments disparaging to the memory of the lives lost.

Nairobi, Africans have reacted angrily after US President Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as "shithole countries", with many accusing the US president of racism and ignorance. "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems". He went on to say that he had "a wonderful relationship with Haitians". Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!

In an oddly-timed coincidence, the USA president on Friday signed a declaration honoring slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr, three days before the federal holiday celebrated in his honor. Day, which is Monday.

But Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, whom Durbin said had voiced objection to Trump's comments during the meeting, issued a statement that did not dispute the remarks.

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