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

Stop the slurs and lies, President Trump

Stop the slurs and lies, President Trump

According to two sources, at Thursday's meeting the president questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "sh**hole countries".

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

The Botswanan government condemned President Donald Trump's purported remarks referring to African countries "shitholes", prompting some viewers to question whether a statement ostensibly issued by that country and spread via social media was real.

All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations decried Donald Trump's reported remarks as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic" on Friday, a day after U.S. media reported that Trump had referred to African states, Haiti, and El Salvador as "s***hole countries". Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of IL, who was in the meeting, reconfirmed Friday that Trump repeatedly "said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist".

In a series of Tweets early Friday, Trump admitted to using "tough" language but denied using the term "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries.

Andrew Young was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations during President Jimmy Carter's administration.

United Nations official Rupert Colville added "These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States". Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, right, as they meet to discuss immigration in the Roosevelt Room in the White House, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington.

Trump disputed the reports in a tweet Friday morning, although he did not directly deny using the word.


"Why do we need more Haitians?"

"With the statement that he made, it was very clear to us that there is a racial basis for those decisions, even going so far as racist", Labossiere said. Lindsey Graham, a Republican, joined other lawmakers who had been working on immigration legislation of their own at the White House Thursday.

"I just don't have to agree with it", Nakpodia said.

Earlier, El Salvador sent a note of protest to the U.S. government condemning Trump's alleged remarks.

Trump's reported comments were also taken personally by Dr. Andrew Furey, an orthopedic surgeon in St. John's, N.L., and founder of Team Broken Earth, a group of medical professionals who responded to the Haitian quake in 2010 and has since returned to the country several times.

King said that, in his reported remarks, Trump was not disparaging Africans or Haitians but instead calling attention to the fact many of their governments are inadequate and corrupt. Instead they continued to defend him by saying the president wants to invite skilled and educated people to the US and they went on a tangent about illegal immigration which was not even the topic of the show.

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