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GOP Rep. Mia Love: The President's comment about 'shithole countries' was racist

GOP Rep. Mia Love: The President's comment about 'shithole countries' was racist

The remarks - which Trump denied amid wide condemnation in the United States and overseas - came during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers.

Mr Trump was said to have told them that instead of granting temporary residency to citizens of countries hit by natural disasters, war or epidemics, the U.S. should instead be taking in migrants from countries like Norway.

Clinton piled on, bringing up the anniversary of the devastating quake that struck Haiti in 2010 and using it as a club to hit at her former rival.

"The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe".

"I'm not a racist".

After an emergency session to weigh Trump's remarks, the group of African ambassadors to the United Nations said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour".

Even as the derogatory comments by Donald Trump provided oxygen for late night commentators, questions have been raised on whether Trump has made it even more hard for legislators to come up with a bipartisan compromise that would lead to immigration law reform.

"We have wasted what we have, we have wasted our resources because we don't plan", he said. "I've not read one of them that's inaccurate". It is not true.

"We have a lot of sticking points but they're all Democrat sticking points", he said.

The UN has also branded as racist, the reported remark branding Haiti, El Salvador, and unspecified African nations as "shithole countries".

'It's not how a president should speak.

Marleine Bastien, the organizer of Friday's event, could not bring herself to repeat the President's disparaging description of her homeland.

Police remove protesters from the walking side during a rally against racism in opposition to President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations in Times Square in New York on Monday Jan. 15 2018. (AP
GOP Rep. Mia Love: The President's comment about 'shithole countries' was racist

Trump stands accused of using "shithole" to describe African countries during an immigration meeting with a bipartisan group of six senators.

A conversation about visas and who should get them turned to Africa.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was not among the lawmakers in the White House meeting, but tweeted Friday that he heard about Trump's comments "directly following the meeting by those in attendance".

USA diplomats around the world were summoned for formal reproach and to explain Mr Trump's comment.

"The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, which remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity", the African Union mission to the United States said in a blistering statement. I mean, that's a storybook, man'.

When asked specifically if she believed that the president's comments were racist, the Republican congresswoman agreed that they were.

President Donald Trump has received his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital.

'For every one step forward @POTUS takes when it comes to judgement and good, coherent policy decisions, he Inexplicably and without fail takes ten steps back.

The president is also accused of questioning the need to admit more Haitians to the United States, saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead.

African politicians labelled U.S. President Donald Trump a racist on Friday after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.

Other Republicans, pained by the turn of events, spoke out against the president as debate over the slur spilled into Sunday television talk shows.

"We wish to call on Ghanaians to remain calm as we deal with this matter at the level it requires".

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