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'Here is what my #shithole looks like:' African countries and Haiti react to Trump's remark

President Jovenel Moise said: "The Haitian government condemns in the strongest terms these abhorrent and obnoxious remarks which, if proven, reflect a totally erroneous and racist view of the Haitian community and its contribution to the United States". Lindsey Graham went to the White House to make their presentation at about noon Thursday.

"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in the Oval Office, any president has ever spoken words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin told reporters.

Instead, they spent the afternoon reacting to reports that President Donald Trump referred to their nation as a "shithole" and wanted to exclude Haitians from any special protected status. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, and Rep. Robert Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia - have not made public comments. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA). It is scary to think that people would perceive us in a threatening fashion. In Kenya, East Africa's economic hub, political activist Boniface Mwangi pleaded: "Please don't confuse the. leaders we Africans elect with our attractive continent".

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In November, the Trump administration rescinded deportation protection granted to almost 60,000 Haitians after the 2010 natural disaster and told them to return home by July 2019. The Trump administration moved in November to end that program for residents of the island nation.

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Trump's comments came as Durbin was presenting details of the compromise plan that included providing $1.6bn financing for the first instalment of Trump's long-sought border wall. Diallo emigrated to the USA from Gambia as a teen.

Durbin explained they were in the US because they had been "the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval". When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians? "Do we need more Haitians?'" Durbin said. Ben Cardin said the president's "comments don't represent America's values".

President Trump does not represent them. These are black people. He encourages the enslavement of America by a core minority of our electorate; he massages into them the notion that American principal lives not in the belief and sacrifice of their own ancestors or our country's forefathers, but rather in their own pain, rage and fear. "He knew it and we all knew it".

One lady who refused to her show her face on camera voiced that Trump's utterance was unfair. The president was discussing immigration reforms and reportedly expressed disdain about having to take some populations. On Thursday, the president reportedly asked: "Why do we want these people from all these s**thole countries here?" We also, as a government, as a people, to open our arms. But as the controversy grew - with some members of Congress slamming the remarks as racist - the president on Friday responded in a tweet that the "language used by me at the. meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". "Not just once but repeatedly".


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