Across LI, vulgarity attributed to Trump draws denunciations

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"Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?" the President reportedly asked lawmakers, arguing that the USA should have more people coming from countries like Norway.

Haitian-American TV anchor Alisha Laventure - who reports for the Dallas, Texas ABC affiliate - had strong words for President Donald Trump after he reportedly called the country her parents immigrated from a "shithole", as well as other developing nations.

African politicians and diplomats labelled US President Donald Trump a racist on Friday (local time) after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "s***hole" countries.

"The African Union mission to the United Nations is extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed to the USA president as widely reported by the media", Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Ghana's ambassador to the United Nations, said on Friday.

Media reports said Trump used the offensive term when Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham reported to him on a newly-written immigration bill. While the president denies the wording of the comments, lawmakers who were inside the meeting insist he said them. "Take them out." Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway- his excuse being that the education level was high in that country.

American news media reported on Thursday that Trump used the term at talks on a USA immigration policy known as DACA.

Among his objections, Mr Trump said the United States "would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".

"The President's comments damaged us greatly".

"Shithole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly", Mr Durbin was quoted to have said. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, right, as they meet to discuss immigration in the Roosevelt Room in the White House, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington.

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As an immigration status allowed by law for certain countries experiencing dire conditions, such as a natural disaster, epidemic or war, tps protects individuals from deportation and authorizes them to work in the US.

Lemon put up the list of Trump's comments that tend toward racist language and asked the professor to analyze the word choice of Trump's.

"I'm bothered by what he said, but I don't think the entire America would agree with him", Charitable said.

The UN diplomats met for an emergency session before issuing a joint statement to demand a "retraction and an apology" from the U.S. president.

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

DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children from deportation.

In South Florida, scores of Haitians turned out Friday to commemorate the anniversary of the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck their homeland on January 12, 2010, killing as many as 300,000 people.

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".

The presidents conflicting positions on immigration and his repulsive remarks place a heavier burden on members of Congress to negotiate their own deal and to stand against the presidents language. Trump had said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers. He did so after Mr. Trump tweeted a denial, saying that he used "tough" language but "not that language".

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