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Botswana demands clarification on Trump's 'shithole' remarks; Summon US ambassador

Botswana demands clarification on Trump's 'shithole' remarks; Summon US ambassador

According to The Washington Post, during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday with USA senators to discuss the status of some immigrants in the country, President Trump described Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African countries as "shitholes".

President Trump appears to be denying using a demeaning expletive to refer to Haiti and African countries, but a Democratic senator in the room says it happened and labeled the comments as "vile" and 'racist'. According to a statement by doctor Ronny L. Jackson-who has been the White House doctor since 2013-Trump is in "excellent" health.

El Salvador's government has formally protested President Donald Trump's alleged remarks about immigrants from "s***hole countries" and demanded Washington's respect for its "noble and courageous people".

The president's thoughts on immigration sprawled through several Twitter posts on Friday morning before he tweeted his denials about some of the language he used at the DACA meeting.

Trump's crude words also spurred condemnation from the U.N. Rupert Colville, a human rights spokesman for the organization, said: "If confirmed, these are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States". Check back for details. "Thought they said he was so impressed with us just last September?".

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"Trump took particular issue with the characterization of his comments on Haiti".

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", Trump added later. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of IL, who was present at the meeting, said the reports were accurate and that "shithole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly". He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed.

"Given the historical reality of how African Americans arrived in the United States as slaves, and the United States being the biggest example of how a nation has been built by migration - for a statement like that to come is particularly upsetting", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said. The president said he was misquoted, which recordings appear to corroborate.

Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of IL on Friday said Trump had indeed made the comments about 's***hole countries'. Disgust and disappointment have been expressed by a host of legislators with one of them giving a declaration that the comments made by Trump were the complete opposite of what it means to be an American patriot.

"He said: 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country".


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