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'We won't accept insults from Trump' - Nana Addo

"He didn't just name a white country, he named the whitest - so white they wear moon-screen", he said.

On Thursday, Trump was meeting lawmakers to discuss a proposal for an immigration plan when he reportedly grew agitated as the conversation turned to citizens of Haiti and El Salvador, and immigrants from the African continent. "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit U.S. resources".

President Jovenel Moise led a ceremony in Port-au-Prince on Friday to mark the eighth anniversary of Haiti's devastating natural disaster, sidelining alleged remarks made by President Donald Trump that reportedly described the Caribbean country as a "shithole".

"Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo tells The Associated Press.

They quickly sparked anger among Democrats and Republicans and revived questions about Trump's tendency to make racially charged remarks.

At an event on Friday at the White House, Trump honored the memory of Martin Luther King Jr, the civil-rights era activist who was slain in 1968.

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On Friday, he offered a vague denial of his comments to lawmakers, tweeting that he said nothing "derogatory" about Haitians. CBS2's Jeff Nguyen on Friday spoke to a surgeon who was angered and offended by the president's comments.

Ignoring shouted questions about the mounting firestorm over race, the president paid tribute during a ceremony to the reverend's "peaceful crusade for justice and equality".

He pointed out that the USA accepted 23,000 Haitian immigrants and 172,000 Mexican immigrants in 2017, and immigration is so brisk from El Salvador that one in three Salvadorans now lives in the U.S.

This came after two senators presented details of a bipartisan immigration deal which Trump rejected.

One user, Christian Christensen, a Stockholm-based American professor, wrote: "Of course people from Norway would love to move to a country where people are far more likely to be shot, live in poverty, get no healthcare because they're poor, get no paid parental leave or subsidized daycare and see fewer women in political power".

Among other objections, Trump said the plan did not provide proper funding for the proposed wall that he made a center-piece of his election campaign.

Trump disputed the reports in a tweet Friday morning, although he did not directly deny using the word.

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Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. Human Rights Office, calls Trump's remarks clearly racist.

In a statement it said it had asked the US government, through its ambassador, to "clarify" if the derogatory remark also applied to Botswana given that there were Botswana nationals living in the United States and others who wished to go there. "Nothing that Donald Trump says can change that".

"We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful". "Neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", she said.

Commenting on the White House meeting, Graham said on Friday that diversity had always been the United States' strength. "I don't know how to break this to you, but I think the president might be racist".

The NAACP president predicted Trump's remarks will help motivate African-American voters in the 2018 midterm elections, saying the comments are "the language of the '50s and '60s, it is the language of a Ross Barnett and a George Wallace". He also blamed "both sides" after a white supremacist rally in August in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent and a woman protesting against the rally was killed.

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