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

Trump's reported 's…hole' comment 'insulting,' Michaëlle Jean says

Trump's reported 's…hole' comment 'insulting,' Michaëlle Jean says

Trump's response Friday morning was particularly notable after White House spokesperson Raj Shah did not deny the "sh**hole" remark on Thursday evening.

In respect of the tentative immigration deal that he rejected, Trump tweeted: "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards".

"We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties", Duarte said, adding that much like their African counterparts millions of USA citizens were affected by problems such as unemployment.

The United Nations on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump's reported description of African nations and Haiti as "s...hole" countries as "shocking and shameful", and "racist".

"The president erupted several times with questions and, in the course of his comments, said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist", the senator told reporters.

Trump denied saying anything derogatory about Haitians. I understand how powerful they are.

He went on to say, "I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday".

Trump didn't answer the question or a follow-up - "Mr. President, will you respond to these serious questions about your statement, sir?"- and left the room.

"I want to take a moment to talk about Haiti, one of the places the President of the United States called a "sh**hole country", Mr Cooper started his speech live on air.

Trump made the remark Thursday during a White House meeting after senators discussed revamping immigration rules. Trump also wrote that the comment was "made up by Dems" that he said "take them out" regarding Haitians - further muddying the waters over shithole. Trump and Congress are trying to resolve it after Trump ended the program. "It's already done, it's not about me, it's about what he said already".

Trump, according to Farris Jr., addressed the controversy during their brief meeting in the Oval Office.

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And he called on the NYPD to release body camera footage of the protest if it exists. "People are outraged. At least 18 others were arrested including City Council members Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane Williams.

The president's remark is "unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values", she said.

"Sadly, Democrats want to stop paying our troops and government workers in order to give a sweetheart deal, not a fair deal, for DACA.

Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and U.S. would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime....", Trump tweeted.

The top Republican in the House, Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, called the president's "very unfortunate, unhelpful".

Ryan recalled his own family history of emigrating to the United States from Ireland.

This afternoon, we got two very different accounts from GOP sources.

Echoed Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine: "These comments are highly inappropriate and out of bounds and could hurt efforts for a bipartisan immigration agreement".

"This behaviour is unacceptable from the leader of our nation", she said in a statement. "Trump is unworthy to speak of them!"

"The Haitian government condemns in the strongest terms these abhorrent and obnoxious remarks which, if proven, reflect a totally erroneous and racist view of the Haitian community and its contribution to the United States", it said.

"Any word can be utilized in an offensive aspect", Gosar said.

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