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

Orange County commissioner condemns Trump's Haiti remarks

Orange County commissioner condemns Trump's Haiti remarks

President Donald Trump said "this was not the language used" after reports that he questioned why the us would accept more immigrants from "s***hole countries" in a meeting.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Mr Trump said. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made".

The fallout over Trump's reported comments at Thursday's meeting has been swift. The White House later denied he used the word AIDS to describe Haitians.

"Good Americans" should start "a Twitter war" with President Donald Trump over his comment that the US shouldn't admit people from Haiti and other "shithole countries", former Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner said Friday.

"Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?" the Washington Post quoted him as saying, in remarks thought to be about Haiti, El Salvador and Africa. They weren't surprising. They were on par with literally everything he's said and done FOR DECADES. Someone else in the room responded: “Because if you do, it will be obvious why.

Durbin, Graham and their allies drafted a plan that would eliminate the diversity visa lottery as Trump demanded, but would allow some immigrants now in the USA under temporary protected status, which lets people stay in the country after natural disasters or other crises in their home nations. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians".

President Donald Trump's comments about "shithole countries" have set off a global furor and put American and foreign diplomats in the hot seat. "Probably should record future meeting - unfortunately no trust".

"I seen the statement they said the president made about why we keep allowing immigrants to come into our country from sh*thole places like Haiti, Africa, El Salvador, why we can't have immigrants come in from places like Norway". Ben Carson, U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the sole African-American member of Trump's Cabinet. So far, the only Democrat in the meeting, Sen Dick Durbin, has publicly stated that Trump is flat-out lying.

In his statement, Graham did not say whether President Trump made the derogatory remarks, but he confirmed them to his fellow Palmetto State Republican, Sen.

"He said, 'Haitians, do we need more Haitians?'" Durbin said.

"There is no other word one can use but ", United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said Friday of Trump's slur.

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "s...holes" whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome", Colville said. The career diplomat told the State Department that he no longer feels that he is able to serve under Trump, Reuters reported.

The Trump administration announced late past year that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States following a devastating 2010 quake.

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