Trump calls Haiti, African nations "shithole" countries

Trump calls Haiti, African nations

However, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said Trump used "racist" language.

Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians ... he said, 'Hatians?"

Trump denied on Friday using such derogatory language, but he had already been widely condemned in many African countries and by global rights organisations.

'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.

According to the contributor, Altidor said, "Either the president has been misinformed or he is miseducated", adding that Haiti's government had formally summoned a USA official to explain the comments.

In Nigeria, one resident in Lagos told Reuters "calling [every] African country shithole is really, really, very bad and I think every African country should just learn from this and probably just stay in their country and work with their resources".

Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday. In the first tweet, Trump claimed "this was not the language used", instead slamming the "outlandish proposal", but it's unclear whether he's specifically denying the use of the word "sh*thole".

Facing strong condemnation at home and overseas, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly".

Haiti's Ambassador to the U.S. Paul G. Altidor has formally requested that the Trump administration explain the comments, saying the remarks, made one day before the eighth anniversary of the 2010 quake in Haiti that killed more than 200,000 people, is based on "cliches and stereotypes rather than actual fact". "He does so much, not only for this country, but also for his home country".

An immigration hard-liner in Congress, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, tweeted support for Trump's remarks Friday: "If those countries aren't as you described, Democrats should be happy to deport criminal aliens back to them".

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The country has a universal healthcare system that covers all people regardless of their income, place of residence or origin, according to CNN.

President Donald Trump says "this was not the language used" after reports that he referred to "s***hole " African nations in a meeting.

The US president and lawmakers are now in search of a bipartisan compromise on immigration, involving intense negotiations about how to shield from deportation almost 800,000 so-called "Dreamers", who came to the United States illegally as children. He said those things.

Haiti's ambassador to Washington, Paul Altidor, said it was distressing that attention was drawn to the comments on Friday, the eighth anniversary of a devastating quake believed to have killed 220,000 people on the island, and should be a day of remembrance.

Jeffress sent out the statement as many evangelical leaders condemned the remarks as offensive and racist. I want safety and security for our people. President, are you a racist?' she asked in a second attempt.

In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said.

Spokesperson Rupert Coleville said: 'If confirmed these are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States.

United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva that Trump's comments were "shocking and shameful".

Trump made the remark in the Oval Office as two lawmakers described details to him of a bipartisan compromise among six senators that would extend protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and strengthen border protections.

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