Trump's Vulgar Comments on Africa, Haiti Shameful — UN Official

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The government of Botswana summoned the United States ambassador of its country to express its displeasure at the comments and asked the ambassador to clarify if Botswana "is regarded as a "shithole" country" in lieu of the alleged comments from President Trump.

Trump eventually denied that he singled out Haitians and rejecting reports that he told the group of lawmakers the USA should "take them out" of the deal. Several countries called in U.S. ambassadors for an explanation and to remonstrate with them over the President's language.

"If that comment is accurate, the comment is incredibly disappointing", Scott told the newspaper.

The US ambassador to Panama, John Feeley, resigned his position, apparently in protest at Mr Trump's reported comments.

Durbin sat next to Trump on Tuesday, at a bipartisan meeting of lawmakers seeking to reach an agreement to provide some protections for participants in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program shielding some young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Trump said this during a bipartisan meeting of lawmakers in his Oval Office.

"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", Graham said.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump said, apparently referring to the remarks quoted by The Washington Post and The New York Times. "They [Republicans] don't believe in immigration - it's always been about people of color and keeping them out of this country", Gutierrez said.

"The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe", Graham continued. It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum - Out of Many, One. "In reforming immigration we can not lose these American Ideals".

It said the "remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity".

The exchange was "salty" on all sides, this person said, with the president growing profane and animated while discussing immigrants from other countries. Durbin was the only Democrat at the closed immigration meeting.

"We do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest", the two lawmakers said in a joint statement Friday.

Anthony Scaramucci, whose brief tenure as White House communications director ended shortly after his expletive-filled comments about his administration colleagues appeared in The New Yorker, said Trump "is not a racist".

Mr Trump spoke during an Oval Office meeting on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 quake, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history.

"The anniversary of the devastating quake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America's commitment to helping our neighbors", Clinton wrote on Twitter. Maybe not the Trump family and his fellow billionaires, but the people who have been paying for their elders' Social Security and Medicare every payday may not be so lucky. Decades after Wilson left office, President Richard Nixon made inflammatory comments about blacks, Jews and others in private discussions, including saying, "Do you know maybe one black country that's well run?"

"This is not an example of a leak that shows the president to be a jerk", Naftali said. "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'" Durbin told reporters in Chicago. "Take them out." Meaning take them out of the deal. In his message, Mahama referred to speech made by Trump to African leaders at the United Nations in September wherein in which he had praised their nations - but also mistakenly referred to a nonexistent country called "Nambia".

On Friday, few Republicans defended the president's remarks, and party leaders were silent most of the day.

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Trump's language triggered a barrage of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. It's shocking an American president would think so reductively and heartlessly about so much of the world.

"There is a serious need for dialogue between the United States administration and the African countries", said the AU statement.

Donald Trump appeared ready to consider an immigration deal with Democrats and moderate Republicans this week - until a hard-right flank led by White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton pulled the president back.

The Mission demanded a retraction of the statement and an apology from the US leader. It's the most attractive continent in the world.

"We have seven days and the clock is ticking".

South Africa's best known morning-news anchor, Leanne Manas, tweeted, "Good morning from the greatest most handsome "shithole country" in the world!' Elsewhere on Twitter, many Africans posted landscape pictures testifying to the true identity of their nations".

"First of all, major kudos to the United States Postal Service for delivering those letters so fast ― so fast it's nearly like it wouldn't be humanly possible", Cooper said. The Botswanan and Senegalese governments on Friday summoned the US ambassadors in their respective countries.

Botswana also said it had summoned the U.S. ambassador to that country to "express its displeasure" and had asked him whether Botswana "is regarded as a "shithole" country".

While some of his evangelical backers expressed support for his leadership, other conservative Christians are calling the president racist and that church leaders had a moral imperative to condemn him. "It really is unfathomable", said Jimmy Kimmel. "You don't want to call a guy a thief".

Trump's comments hit hard in Haiti, which on Friday marked the anniversary of a 2010 quake that killed between 220,000 and 300,000 people.

The alleged remarks were said to have also been made in reference to Haiti and El Salvador.

"If they are to be true, we hope there will possibly be an apology for what was said here because we thought they were misplaced, they were misguided", Altidor said.

The furor lent new significance to already planned remarks Friday by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to staff at the State Department in which he stressed that "values matter". This week we are from a sh*thole country.

A Senior State Department official said U.S. ambassadors had been issued guidance on how to deal with the remarks if called in by foreign ministries to explain them.

"Why are we having all these people from s-hole countries come here?"

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