Trump denies using racist slur on African countries

Trump denies using racist slur on African countries

At a meeting discussing immigration with U.S. Senators, Trump referred to developing nations with brown-skinned citizens as "shithole countries", according to multiple sources. A person familiar with talk at the meeting told CNN that Trump also said: "Why do we need more Haitians?"

Despite the back and forth regarding Trump's reported remarks, several lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have decried the language and condemned the comments.

The resolution was passed unanimously after four hours of discussions.

Others who attended the meeting have said that Trump questioned why the US would accept immigrants from "shithole countries" like Haiti or those in Africa instead of places like Norway, whose prime minister he had met the day before.

Rebuke: Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House and after Trump and Mike Pence, the third-most powerful Republican. rebuked the president for the words calling them "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful".

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree described the president's comments as "racist" in her own statement Friday.

Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe tweeted, "SHAME ON TRUMP!"

Our president is a racist. She recounted her parents' journey from Haiti and their experience in the United States.

A source familiar with the meeting told CNN's Jake Tapper the President did not refer to Haiti as a "shithole" country but Trump did ask why the United States needs more Haitians and pushed to "take them out" of the deal.

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Their statement added: "As our nation fights to move forward, our president falls deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole of racism and xenophobia".

The White House also faced a barrage of questions last month after he slurred some words during a speech on national TV.

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"Trump must also know that numerous poverty and governance related problems that African countries are facing are as a result of U.S. foreign policies that directly or indirectly affect them", Odinga argued.

USA diplomats around the world were summoned for formal reproach and to explain Mr Trump's comment.

Hateful. Vile. Racist. And nothing new for Donald Trump. "That is what I intend to give them. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!"

This instance is not the first time the president has made derogatory statements about non-white nations. "I'm sorry but there's no other word one can use but 'racist'".

"There were two of us against 10 people in the room", Durbin said of him and Graham.

US Ambassador Robert "Woody" Johnson - a Trump appointee - also explained in an article for the Evening Standard the decision to move the embassy was made in 2008 because of security fears after 9/11. "We will probably hear more from him".



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