A Democratic senator who was in the room when President Trump reportedly made vile comments about "shithole countries" confirmed Friday that the commander-in-chief did, in fact, use the offensive language.
In his meeting with a group of senators, Trump had questioned why the United States would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s**thole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and others who had been briefed on the remarkable Oval Office conversation.
It also underlined the strong historical ties between the two countries and urged the USA to respect the dignity of its "noble and courageous" people.
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There have been more responses to President Donald Trump allegedly referring to some nations as "shithole countries". President Jovenel Moise's government issued a strongly worded statement denouncing what it called a "racist" view of Haitian immigrants and people from African countries. "Do we need more Haitians?"
In their statement, the African ambassadors said they were concerned "about the continuing and growing trend from the USA administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color". The huge damage that the 7.0-magnitude quake caused to the island's infrastructure and economy led to the designation for Haitians of a US immigration protection known as Temporary Protected Status.
He continued an hour later, tweeting, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".
United Nations officials and government ministers from the countries mentioned have condemned Trump, describing them as "racist". One, as a candidate, he did go to Little Haiti in Miami to address the community.
The president's thoughts on immigration sprawled through several Twitter posts on Friday morning before he tweeted his denials about some of the language he used at the DACA meeting. He encourages the enslavement of America by a core minority of our electorate; he massages into them the notion that American principal lives not in the belief and sacrifice of their own ancestors or our country's forefathers, but rather in their own pain, rage and fear.
"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", said Graham, who was part of a bipartisan proposal on immigration that Trump rejected at the meeting. "This is why we review the utterances by the current American President as a highly irresponsible and racist".