Haitian-American, Md. Lawmakers React To President's Comments On Immigrants


All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations decried Donald Trump's reported remarks as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic" on Friday, a day after U.S. media reported that Trump had referred to African states, Haiti, and El Salvador as "s***hole countries".

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The government of President Jovenel Moise (left) is not happy with comments reportedly made by US President Donald Trump.

"Mr. President, are you a racist?" she asked.

Dodging the questions, the President said goodbye to his guests and rushed out of the room.

Trump reportedly grew frustrated with immigration talks Thursday, using a crude description to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

"Why do we need more Haitians?" the Washington Post quoted him as saying, citing people briefed on the meeting.

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Mr Trump was said to have told them that instead of granting temporary residency to citizens of countries hit by natural disasters, war or epidemics, the United States should instead be taking in migrants from countries like Norway. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians", Trump tweeted. I certainly don't use that language. "I have not read one of them that is inaccurate", Durbin said during a Friday news conference.

Mr Trump specifically questioned why the United States would want to admit more people from Haiti, and he also mentioned Africa, the sources said.

"Yesterday Senator Durbin and I met with President Trump at the White House to discuss our bipartisan proposal on border security and immigration".

UN Spokesman Rupert Colville said Trump's comments, if confirmed, were "shocking and shameful" and opened the door to "humanity's worst side and go against universal values".

Trump has since denied that he made the remarks. That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 'sh-holes.' The exact word used by the president. "The most disheartening thing to me is my belief that that was the first time words that hateful have been spoken in the Oval Office of the White House. So, we should lead the world not only economically and militarily, but we should also lead the nations in how we respect people of all nations and all places".

Trump appeared to deny he made the comments in a tweet on Friday, but the AP reported that privately he has defended the remark as a "straightforward" assessment of conditions in the countries under discussion.