Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Abraham responds to President Trump's alleged vulgar statement

Abraham responds to President Trump's alleged vulgar statement

Trump reportedly questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s***hole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.

"In the course of (Trump's) comments, he said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist", the IL senator said Friday.

Hillary Clinton has slammed Donald Trump on Twitter branding him an "ignorant racist'". They reaffirm that hateful language is unacceptable from any president, regardless of political party. And he said them repeatedly'.

The White House did not deny his remark but issued a statement saying Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".

The Wisconsin Republican said President Trump's vulgar slur about Africa was "very unfortunate, unhelpful", according to the Associated Press. "But I've never met a Haitian who isn't strong".

On Thursday, President Trump referred to all 54 African countries as "shitholes," derided Haitian and El Salvadoran immigrants, and opined that we should prioritize people from Norway. "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit U.S. resources". Durbin recounted that Trump went on to discuss similarly protected immigration from Africa, "calling the nations they come from s--holes".

"My colleague, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said". He was widely criticized by people who said his question presumed a monolithic relationship between all African-Americans.

Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe tweeted, "SHAME ON TRUMP!"

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In a response labelled by global media as damage control, Mr Trump has denied using derogatory words but admitted his language was "tough". "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" the president tweeted.

The White House issued a statement on Thursday which did not dispute the allegation. There is no transcript or recording of that meeting.

The government in Botswana called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist".

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, also a Republican, said he wanted more details of the president's comments.

Rep. Mia Love, a Utah Republican whose family comes from Haiti, called on the president to apologize for his "divisive" and "elitist" comments.

The CNN commentator and last year's NABJ Reporter of the Year shouted the question at the president following a signing ceremony marking the celebration of Martin Luther King Day, Newsweek reports.

"Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin", Hatch added.

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