Trump's comments came during an Oval Office meeting where he questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s--hole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. The White House did not deny them. Although the United States has a complicated racial history, including slavery, segregation and persistent economic disparities between whites and minorities, Trump's most recent predecessors from both parties have used their position to promote equality and have endorsed immigration policies that brought millions of people from Africa and Latin America to the U.S. On Friday, he offered a vague denial of his comments to lawmakers, tweeting that he said nothing "derogatory" about Haitians. "I called him a racist and pathological liar then".
The state's top nation as a source of immigration is India.
Trump's comments in front of more than half a dozen lawmakers also extended to immigrants from Haiti, and were followed by a day in which members of Congress denounced him, defended him or stayed silent. People with blonde hair, who need a lot of sunscreen. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel.
The group, which represents the 55 countries on the African continent, said that Trump's remarks "dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity", and that the administration has a "huge misunderstanding" of the continent.
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African media outlets and the continent's young, increasingly connected population were not shy, with some tweeting sleek photos of African landscapes and urban areas with the hashtag of the word.
"If that's not racism, I don't know how you can define it", Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told WPLG-TV in Miami. The American Heart Association has said the best types of exercise increase the heart rate and make a person breathe heavily, but that activities like golf don't provide as much cardiovascular benefit since they don't require much extra effort.
"If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency", Bornstein wrote.
Trump has said he gets most of his exercise playing golf.
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The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has issued an extraordinary statement condemning the "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" by President Donald Trump and demanding a retraction and apology.
Trump said on Twitter on Friday he merely used "tough" language when discussing a new immigration bill with a group of United States senators.
"Ours is not a shithole country and neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", Jessie Duarte, the deputy secretary general of South Africa's ruling African National Congress told reporters at a news conference in East London. Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program previous year but has given Congress until March 5 to find a way to keep it alive.
Trump also opposes the current deal because it would only restrict family-based immigration (in which current immigrant citizens or permanent residents sponsor relatives for entry) for the parents of the dreamers and some others, whereas Trump wants much greater reductions in family-based immigration.
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