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All 54 African UN envoys blast Trump's 's--thole' comment as racist

14 January 2018, 03:18 | Opal Carroll

Durbin on Trump'He Said These Hate Filled Things

Durbin on Trump'He Said These Hate Filled Things

Botswana and Senegal have summoned U.S. ambassadors in their respective countries in protest of Trump's remarks.

The US President described Haiti and Africa as "shithole countries" while discussing immigration last week.

Some media outlets also reported that Mr. Trump said in reference to Haitians, "take them out".

"I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA".

With Friday being the eight year anniversary of the catastrophic natural disaster in Haiti, Jacques says it brings the conversation full circle - knowing many link those images of destruction and devastation, labeling the country, but he says it won't limit them.

Haitian-Americans who live on Long Island say they are outraged.

He said Haiti's government had summoned a USA official to explain Trump's remarks.

The comments come a day after Trump, in an Oval Office meeting about immigration, referred to a series of nations as "sh-hole countries" and questioned why the United States was not welcoming more people from Norway as opposed to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. "But what's troubling me more is the fact that our Attorney General is saying we might actually go back to this kind of drug war culture that we had".

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

Almost a year into Trump's presidency, members of Congress are still struggling to relate to the unorthodox Trump and his spontaneous, often crude remarks.

Botswana's government on Friday summoned the USA ambassador to complain about remarks reportedly made by President Donald Trump, describing African nations as "s***hole countries".

While campaigning in 2016, Trump came to Little Haiti and told a small group of Haitian Americans that he wanted to be their "biggest champion". The statement also noted that the president wanted immigrants who "contribute" and can "assimilate". The meeting revolved around a bipartisan proposal to restore protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries as part of a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

On Friday, AU chief Moussa Faki's spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo had also said Trump's comment "truly flies in the face of accepted behaviour and practice".

"So when you're talking about going to Martin Luther King's birthday, yes it's a terrible comment", Senator Jones says.

Rosen said there are jobs and opportunities in the US for the 50,000 people who left Haiti.

In a statement released on Friday, the mission expressed its disappointment in the president of the United States and demanded a "retraction of the comment" and an "apology to Africans". He said Trump used the most vulgar term "more than once". "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

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