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Trump's Haiti comment draws global censure

Trump's Haiti comment draws global censure

In other side, the African Union says it is "frankly alarmed" by President Donald Trump's statement in which he used vulgar language to question why the USA would accept more immigrants from African countries and Haiti.

Ghana, located in West Africa, is one of the region's most politically stable countries, and it has long enjoyed friendly relations with the United States - according to a Pew poll from 2015, 89 percent of the country said they had a favorable view of America, though that number dropped to 59 percent when the same poll was conducted in 2017. I'm not a racist. "But, if you're saying somebody's from a s--hole country, to me it doesn't make sense".

Trump's comments were also condemned by a group of African ambassadors to the United Nations, who demanded a retraction and apology for Trump's "outrageous, racist and xenophobic" comments, The Hill reported.

"Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" he asked reporters.

The U.S. president reportedly made the comment during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Thursday. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) was present at the meeting, and alleged that Trump also wondered why the USA didn't have more immigrants from economically stable countries like Norway.

African Union ambassadors to the United Nations demanded an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his racist remark on the people of Africa.

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African anger about Trump's comments, made during a White House meeting on immigration, could impact U.S. companies doing business in one of the world's fastest growing regions and complicate the Pentagon's counterterrorism efforts and security cooperation on the continent, diplomats and analysts said.

A confidant of Mr Trump's told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks.

In the morning, The Washington Post reported that President Trump had called Haiti, El Salvador and African nations "shithole countries" during a White House meeting on immigration policy. We have great talks going on. Senator Durbin, a close associate of Barack Hussein Obama took a "shot" at him accusing President Trump of being a racist.

"I'm telling you, he did not use that word", he said on ABC's "This Week" programme. While some of the attendants, including Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, insist Trump used the exact word, others denied it or said they could not recollect the exact terminology. He said Trump used the most vulgar term "more than once". "We are ready to make a deal".

After the controversy, legislators took to social media to express what they think of Trump's comments. "And he said them repeatedly", Durbin told reporters Friday. But he left a door open that a deal could be reached with Democrats in Congress.

The deal included a pathway to citizenship for "Dreamers" and $1.6 billion for border security, including Trump's promised border wall.


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