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

Trump's Style Puts Immigration Deal in Doubt

Trump's Style Puts Immigration Deal in Doubt

African Union countries have demanded that Donald Trump "retract and apologise" for comments reportedly referring to African nations as "shitholes".

Trump's comments came during an Oval Office meeting where a participant and people briefed on the conversation say he questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan deal.

But Republican Del. Pat McDonough tells WJZ Trump isn't the only president to use rough language in the White House, and he supports the president on immigration. "They contribute. And there is no disputing the value they add to American society".

Thousands of African and Haitian immigrants call North Texas home, and many were shocked and disappointed in the comments.

In a statement Friday, the Haitian Action Committee condemned the "racist policies of the Trump administration".

US Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday where Trump reportedly made the remarks, confirmed to reporters on Friday that Trump used "vile, vulgar" language, including "shithole".

Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein said as much to reporters, telling diplomats to listen first to the concerns of the host country's government before emphasizing that the U.S's commitment to the country hasn't wavered.

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Trump was an active Twitter user even two years before his presidential candidacy when he asserted a connection between crime and racial and ethnic groups, without evidence backing the claim. "We still think we can get there", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And I made my own comments in response to it but for him to confront the president as he did literally sitting next to him took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it'. The US leader is in "excellent health".

"I can't believe that he could be that woefully ignorant to say something like that in an official setting".

"I condemn this unforgivable statement and this demeaning of the office of the Presidency", Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said in a tweet.

The White House has also led a almost yearlong campaign to reduce the number of refugees allowed into the United States, as part of broader immigration restriction efforts. He said Trump's comment "not only insulted Africans, he has also insulted African-Americans".

Haitians all have AIDS, Nigerians won't go back to their huts; Mexicans are rapists - all things he's said.

The administration announced a year ago that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed almost 60,000 Haitians to live and work in the the wake of a devastating 2010 quake.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the most powerful Republican in the House, called the president's comments "unfortunate" and "unhelpful". The Washington Post reported that, during the meeting, Trump said immigrants from Haiti should be left out of any new agreement approved by Congress.

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