Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday (11 January) during which he questioned why the USA would want to accept immigrants from "shithole countries" - referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.

According to USA media reports, citing people with knowledge of the conversation, Trump asked during a conversation about immigration: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

Trump denied on Friday using such derogatory language, but he was widely condemned in many African countries and in Haiti and El Salvador, and by worldwide rights organisations. When he spoke to reporters on Air Force One earlier this week, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said it wouldn't be included in the physical, The Hill reported. Of course, the president denies using the word, only owning up to using "tough language" during the immigration talks. ". Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".

Lemon expressed his unsurprised disgust at Trump, reiterating his numerous racist statements and actions, from calling Mexicans "rapists" to defending neo-Nazis in Charlottesville to saying all Haitians have AIDS.

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett, reporting from Washington, DC, said: "The calls for the president to apologise for his remarks are intensifying inside and outside the United States, but for now, that apology does not appear likely".

President Trump Signs MLK Day Proclamation
President Trump Signs MLK Day Proclamation

"Haitians don't deserve such treatment", said Ambassador Paul Altidor.

"This is very much a vile and disgusting comment coming from the president of the United States", he added.

The tentative deal also addresses border security, including a border wall, the diversity visa lottery and chain migration, in which United States green-card holders can sponsor other family members for permanent residence in the country. "I use those words advisedly. And when you look at what they've managed to accomplish, there is no denying they are rock stars", Laventure said. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" "I want to see the tape".

Donald Trump paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr on Saturday at a time when the US President is facing accusations of racism for his alleged insult of Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries. I will not be diverted from all possible efforts to continue negotiating to stop the deportations.

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