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

Local Haitian native reacts to President Trump's remarks

Local Haitian native reacts to President Trump's remarks

On Thursday, Trump was in a private meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration when those who attended said he questioned why the USA would accept more people from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway. Trump during the session with members of Congress reportedly questioned why the USA should accept more people from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa instead of from nations such as Norway.

Hillary Clinton condemned President Donald Trump's reported comment Thursday about "sh*thole countries" in a tweet Friday marking the anniversary of the quake in Haiti.

In a series of tweets on Friday morning, Trump said the language used by him at the meeting was "tough, but this was not the language used", stressing that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians".

He also denied demanding that Haitians be removed from negotiations about protected status for people from certain countries.

The reports prompted outrage and accusations of racism from people in the United States and the rest of the world.

Trump said he was only expressing what many people think, but will not say, about immigrants from economically depressed countries, according to a source who spoke to the president as the controversy unfolded.

During a meeting in the Oval Office, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin proposed restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, several other African countries and El Salvador.


"But they have no confirmation yet", Saati said.

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said: "The first thing that came to mind was very unfortunate and unhelpful".

"When Trump uttered his vulgar attacks yesterday against Haitians and Africans, he exposed the white supremacy at the core of US policy towards Haiti", the statement said. I want safety and security for our people.

Rep. Al Green (D-Tx.), who previously introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump, said in a tweet that "Congressional condemnation of racist bigotry is not enough" and stated that he would once again force a vote on the House floor to impeach Trump.

"If that's not racism, I don't know how you can define it", U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said. He then allegedly suggested America take immigrants from Norway instead, whose prime minister Trump had met with the previous day.

"This is very much a vile and disgusting comment coming from the president of the United States", he added.

The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust.

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