Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump slams Senate immigration deal, denies offensive language

Trump slams Senate immigration deal, denies offensive language

All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations decried Donald Trump's reported remarks as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic" on Friday, a day after USA media reported that Trump had referred to African states, Haiti, and El Salvador as "s***hole countries".

Trump denied in a pair of tweets on Friday that he made the comment, but referred to Haiti as a "very poor and troubled country".

But neither the USA president nor the White House disputed the most controversial of his remarks in which he used the word "shithole" to describe African nations and said he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. The White House meeting on immigration included a bipartisan group of senators.

When told that Trump denied making the remarks, Durbin said: "It speaks for itself". His supporters made excuses and continue to make excuses for him. how many examples do you need of this?

President Donald Trump later admitted having used "tough language" but added that what was really tough was the "outlandish proposal" for a compromise deal of juvenile migrants (DACA) which he believes would be a step back for the United States. Pugh called upon all elected leaders, regardless of party, to condemn the president's comments. President Jovenel Moise's government issued a strongly worded statement denouncing what it called a "racist" view of Haitian immigrants and people from African countries. Senators Durkin and Arizona Republican Jeff Flake have drafted a bill to reform the existing program, a plan now eclipsed by a new spat between the press and the president.

Norwegians have expressed solidarity with Haiti and several other African nations by saying they do not want to go to the USA, describing it using the alleged words of Donald Trump as a "s***hole".

Donald Trump should apologize for remarks: African states
The group called the remarks "outrageous, racist and xenophobic" while thanking those Americans who had condemned the remarks. The White House did not respond to requests for comment about how the president's comments have shifted talks with Congress.

"That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from *****".

"It is incomprehensible that these words came out of the mouth of the president of the United States of America, a country that was founded on being free from discrimination", said Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican congresswoman.

"Immigration offer on "dreamers" fails,"the headline reads on the broadsheet front page. He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly".

The reports prompted outrage and accusations of racism from people in the U.S. and the rest of the world. When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians?

In a series of Tweets early Friday, Trump admitted to using "tough" language but denied using the term "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries.

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