Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Here's How Some Places Trump Called "Shitholes" Are Reacting To His Comments

Here's How Some Places Trump Called

The government of Botswana asked the U.S. government to clarify if Botswana was regarded as a "shithole country" and called his comments "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist".

A spokesman for the United Nations said Friday that Trump's reported words were racist.

Multiple news outlets - including NPR - have reported that Trump used a vulgarity during a meeting with senators to discuss a possible deal on immigration.

Altidor said Foreign Affairs Minister Antonio Rodrigue told him that the U.S. chargé d'affaires in Haiti, Robin Diallo, had been summoned to explain the reported slur. Jeffress says Trump has courage and deserved gratitude for his leadership.

The next round of cases expected to wind up in the courts will surely be challenges to Trump's decision to end the temporary protected status (TPS) programme that has allowed Haitians and Salvadorans to remain in the US.

On Thursday, Haitian President Jovenel Moise demanded a meeting with the top U.S. diplomat in the country, Charge d'Affaires Robin Diallo, according to State Department officials.

In his meeting with a group of senators, he had questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on the remarkable Oval Office conversation. But Trump tweeted Friday that he never said "anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". I urge you to register to vote for the 2018 elections and get ready.

When a Democratic senator raised protections for Haitian immigrants, the Post said Trump responded: "Why do we need more Haitians?" adding: "Take them out". "Period", he said, before refusing to answer questions from reporters.

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While Trump and his critics debate the precise language he used about Haiti in a discussion of immigration, he has shown personal enmity for the island nation's people with his administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status for the almost 60,000 Haitians who came to the United States as a result of the quake.

President Trump concluded his remarks by encouraging Americans to do acts of civic work, or serve their communities to honor the legacy of Dr. King.

When Mr Trump heard Haitians were among those to benefit from the proposed deal, he allegedly asked whether they could be left out of the plan, asking, "Why do we want people from Haiti here?" And many people would never dream of talking about the glories of sexual assault with their locker-room buddies, even if they might use vulgar language or banter about sex.

Those who paid attention to the campaign and the first year in office can not be surprised by anything Trump says or does.

Then Trump began talking about immigration from Africa.

In the past, Narkewicz has been highly critical of the president, openly criticizing Trump during campaign speeches and in public meetings for his policies on immigration and minorities.

The comments revived charges that the president is racist and roiled immigration talks that were already on tenuous footing.

Local Democrats have also reacted. "We keep going off the rails with this other stuff". White House officials did not dispute the account.

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