Trump denies using racist slur on African countries

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 14, 2018

Pierre Labossiere was aghast when, during immigration discussions in the Oval Office Thursday, President Donald Trump questioned why the US should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa, calling them "shithole countries". Trump during the session with members of Congress reportedly questioned why the US should accept more people from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa instead of from nations such as Norway.

Trump's response Friday morning was particularly notable after White House spokesperson Raj Shah did not deny the "shithole" remark on Thursday evening. Trump later denied using the vulgar phrase, but said he used "tough" language at the meeting.

Trump later tweeted that the language he used was tough, but not the language being reported. The comment degraded immigrants from Haiti and other African countries.

Haitians weren't the only people offended by the president's comments.

Mr. Trump's remarks have also left the small cluster of immigration hard-line groups whose agenda Mr. Trump has embraced scrambling to distance themselves from the president.

But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who was reportedly at the meeting said the U.S. president used "shitholes" in the context of African countries. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. His supporters made excuses and continue to make excuses for him. how many examples do you need of this? Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said.

"Many people have been surprised from what they heard from Trump, but not me", said Syverain, a member of the Haitian American Community Church in San Jose.

In fiscal year 2016, 1.18 million people became legal permanent residents of the United States, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security.

The comments were said to have come after Trump met this week with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Washington.

Maina wants more understanding from President Trump, who is the grandson of an immigrant.

El Salvador, also facing an end to protected status for its 200,000 citizens living in the United States, sent a formal letter of protest to the USA government over the comments.

"I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians", the president said.

"We do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest".

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