Haiti's Ambassador To The US Responds To Donald Trump's Controversial Statements

Durbin confirms Trump 's***hole' remark, says language was 'hate-filled, vile and racist'

President Trump signed a proclamation Friday for Martin Luther King Jr.

A group of "extremely appalled" African countries demanded yesterday that US President Donald Trump retract and apologise for his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations.

The president said at the White House that "love was central" to the slain civil rights leader. He said that Trump and Carson, the lone African-American member of the Cabinet, were talking about the fallout from Thursday's vulgar remarks when Trump turned to him and said, "I am not the person that the media is making me out to be".

"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 reinforce abhorrent racist attitudes, and evidence of the lack of knowledge, understanding, and empathy we expect of the person who occupies the highest office in the land".

Another Republican Representative, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who was born in Cuba and whose south Florida district includes many Haitian immigrants, said: "Language like that shouldn't be heard in locker rooms and it shouldn't be heard in the White House".

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Trump on Friday denied saying "anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

While demanding a "retraction and an apology" from Trump, the 54 countries also thanked those Americans "from all walks of life who have condemned the remarks". Trump reportedly said. "Take them out". "He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly".

The president's Twitter posts on Friday morning referred to the meeting with lawmakers a day earlier about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, the Obama-era effort that provided temporary work permits and reprieves from deportation to immigrants brought to the United States as children by their parents. "There is no other word one can use but 'racist, '" United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a Geneva news briefing. The president, according to a White House official, also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt they help the United States economically. "Google Abuja and find what the description of what the president says".

The president of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, tweeted that Trump's statement struck a blow "to the dignity of the Salvadoran people".

"Trump has also previously claimed his good health is one of his greatest assets" and described himself as "healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

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