Trump's Immigration Slur Angers House Democrats


U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2018. Trump a year ago ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided protection from deportation and the ability to work legally in the country. Under the policy, those immigrants are guaranteed protection and not at risk of expulsion from the country.

Reports of the president's language referring to people of colour from the other countries drew criticism from US lawmakers of both major parties and critics overseas who said they could not be described as anything but racist.

"Other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", he posted on Twitter.

The president added that the USA government should accept more people from countries like Norway.

Before the "shithole" controversy, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt tweeted that, judging by Solberg's visit, "keys to success with Trump is personal charm, a solid trade deficit with the USA and buying tons of US military hardware". It had sought clarification from the USA envoy as to whether Botswana was on the list of African nations Trump would include in his slur, which the White House did not deny he made, "given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the U.S.".

"When he says good things about the folks that ran over people in Charlottesville, Virginia, and when he panders to the radical right white supremacist of America, he has now become them".

In a tweet Friday morning, Trump suggested that he did not use the insulting term.

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. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"

On Thursday, Trump reportedly questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s***hole countries" in Africa.

"That gets on the news, it gets translated into their news, whether it's print, radio, TV - and I think it hurts", Black said. He went on to say that he had "a wonderful relationship with Haitians". There is no transcript or recording of that meeting.

As Haitian flags flew at half-mast across the Haiti Friday, Moise laid a wreath of white flowers at a mass grave where scores of natural disaster victims were buried. The senator spoke with reporters on Friday in Chicago, Illinois.

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Trump's former political rival was reacting to remarks reportedly made by the President during a briefing session in the Oval Office when he is alleged to have launched into a rant against immigrants.

"You've seen the comments in the press", he explained. "Whether he did or not, I have personally been to those places and found them to be handsome and exciting". My mother and father immigrated to the United States in the '60s and they brought my sister and I here to have a better life.

The government in Botswana called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist".

Some African governments found themselves in a hard position.

As Durbin was describing for the president which immigrants with the protected status would receive relief under the diversity visa program, he mentioned a few examples, including Haiti.

"We want to be recognized as someone that is a part of American production", said Jean Garcon, who is an advisor for the Chamber.

Sylvester Odion Akhaine teaches global relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria. And I made my own comments in response to it. And the P-G was recently criticized for an editorial supporting U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent directive on enforcement of federal marijuana laws.

"These are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States", spokesman Rupert Colville said in remarks the U.N. body posted to Twitter. But Democrats were not the only ones objected.

Saati, a member of the Republican Party, received Trump during his campaign visit to South Florida. "We respectfully decline the opportunity", one government official said when contacted by Reuters.

Less than three hours later, Durbin and a Republican colleague, Senator Lindsey Graham, drove away from the White House with the deal in pieces and a controversy over offensive language about to reverberate worldwide.

Earlier Thursday, Love said in a statement: "The president must apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned". "The president of the United States said it, so you do have to deal with it". Day, noting the contributions of a "great American hero".