President Trump denies using expletive to describe African countries

President Trump denies using expletive to describe African countries

President Trump denies using expletive to describe African countries

But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin who was reportedly at the meeting said the United States president used "shitholes" in the context of African countries.

Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana, said Trump's comments were "yet another confirmation of his racially insensitive and ignorant views" and reinforces the concerns that "the President's slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again".

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Durbin said when the issue of Temporary Protective Status for Haitian immigrants in the USA was raised, the president responded "Haitians". They are not presidential, they undermine US foreign relations and they do not reflect Americas values.

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Nonetheless, Mr Trump vigorously defended his stance on immigration, insisting that he wanted a merit-based system of immigration. The president reportedly referred to some countries in Africa as a "shithole".

While Mr Trump also insisted on Friday that he had "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". "Take them out", he said. The largest is El Salvadoran, the second is Honduran and the third is Haitian and when I mentioned that fact to him he said "Haitians? Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" the president added.

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Another lawmaker present at the White House meeting, GOP Rep. The senator spoke with reporters on Friday in Chicago, Illinois.

"I can not believe that, in the history of the White House and that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday". For example, Haiti and Africa, they have had many problems.

Information from the Associated Press was included in this report.

Akufo-Addo is at least the second head of state or government in an insulted country to respond publicly to Trump.

Some African governments found themselves in a hard position.

The presidents conflicting positions on immigration and his repulsive remarks place a heavier burden on members of Congress to negotiate their own deal and to stand against the presidents language.

Senegal's foreign ministry also called in the US ambassador in Dakar to demonstrate its displeasure, a US State Department official said.

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"While expressing our shock, dismay and outrage, the African Union strongly believes that there is a huge misunderstanding of the African continent and its people by the current administration", the statement said.

Other Haitians in South Florida called the words from the president hurtful.

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Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin, who is of Haitian ancestry, said Friday that Trump is misinformed about the island nation, the first independent country founded by freed slaves. But Democrats were not the only ones objected.

"I think Trump is a good president for me", Mario Gonzalez, from Cuba, said.

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