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

Trump brands African nations as "shithole countries"; faces global rebuke


"Oh, I feel bad", said Barhanyu Brhe who immigrated to Raleigh from Ethiopia in 2010 and now manages Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant near NC State. Under the policy, those immigrants are guaranteed protection and not at risk of expulsion from the country.

In November it ended Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from Haiti and Nicaragua, giving 59,000 Haitian immigrants until July 2019 to return home or legalize their presence in the United States.

President Akufo-Addo tweeted that Trump's reported language was "extremely unfortunate", adding: "We are certainly not "a shithole country". The term suggests dirty or very poor. White House officials did not dispute the account. They worked hard, paid taxes, and rose from nothing to take care of and provide opportunities for their children.

He doesn't deny that Trump possibly used the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and Africa, but he believes it's been taken out of context. 'The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used, ' he said. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"

"In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said". They never took a thing from our federal government. When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians? In Thursday's meeting, lawmakers were reportedly proposing restoring the Temporary Protected Status permits for certain countries, while offering $1.5bn for a wall that Trump wants built on the USA border with Mexico. The senator spoke with reporters on Friday in Chicago, Illinois.

The White House initially didn't deny that Trump made the remark. I reject them and condemn them vigorously.

Saati, a member of the Republican Party, received Trump during his campaign visit to South Florida.

"We have to reform our immigration system, make it more diversified where people from Asia and Europe can come to this country and make it merit-based so if you have a skill you can benefit America", McDonough said.

Some African governments found themselves in an awkward position as top recipients of United States aid but Botswana's government called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist". It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum - Out of Many, One.


Some African governments found themselves in a hard position.

Sylvester Odion Akhaine teaches global relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria.

Sen. Durbin on Trump comments.

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday".

Backlash on social media was immediate, with lawmakers such as U.S. Sen. But Democrats were not the only ones objected. "My husband got a job here", she said.

"The statement that he made is not from the entire America, it is from only one person", Charitable said.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, also a Republican, said he wanted more details of the president's comments.

The bipartisan Senate plan would attempt to maintain TPS in return for ending or changing a "diversity" lottery programme that has been aimed at allowing up to 50,000 people a year from countries with few emigrants to the United States.

Before Trump assumed the presidency, he had released a report from his personal doctor in NY, saying that he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to be the president". George Grow was the editor.

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