Here's How Some Places Trump Called "Shitholes" Are Reacting To His Comments

Alicia Farmer
January 13, 2018

Trump did not respond to shouted questions about his comments as he signed a proclamation Friday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Trump denied he ever said "anything derogatory" about the people of Haiti. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel.

Commenting on the White House meeting, Graham said on Friday that diversity had always been the United States' strength.

Meanwhile, the United States ambassador to Panama resigned yesterday, saying that he no longer felt able to serve Donald Trump. "If someone should be ashamed it should be Trump", said Michel Aubry, 38, who lost his left foot when his house collapsed during the 2010 natural disaster.

Jeffress sent out the statement as many evangelical leaders condemned the remarks as offensive and racist.

There has been global condemnation over US President Donald Trump's reported description of immigrants from Africa, Haiti and El Salvador as coming from "shithole countries".

Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin said U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly called African nations "shitholes" during a meeting with congressional leaders on Thursday.

"He said those hateful things, and he said them repeatedly", Durbin told reporters, confirming several reports of the heated Oval Office meeting a day earlier. He did not address the reports that he disparaged African nations and ignored questions about the comments from reporters. "But I'm not surprised he said that because not too long ago he said all Haitians have AIDS".

Donald Trump ragging on immigrants from "sh*hole countries" in a January 11 Oval Office meeting has gotten him into some deep. well, sh*t.

"There are no words for language like this except for one: Racist", the American Civil Liberties Union tweeted on Thursday.

Haiti's Ambassador to the U.S. Paul G. Altidor has formally requested that the Trump administration explain the comments, saying the remarks, made one day before the eighth anniversary of the 2010 natural disaster in Haiti that killed more than 200,000 people, is based on "cliches and stereotypes rather than actual fact". Some media outlets also reported that Trump said in reference to Haitians, "take them out".

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Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country.

Rivers said Trump took the torch out of the hand of the Statue of Liberty with his remarks.

One meeting participant who has been quiet so far is Sen. "Local news was more headline-circumspect, with WWL-TV and WGNO-TV opting for "s--hole", WDSU-TV going for "[expletive]" and WVUE-TV settling on "Trump comment".

"Language like that shouldn't be heard in locker rooms and it shouldn't be heard in the White House", she said.

During a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on immigration Thursday, Trump criticized protections the United States gives to immigrants from various underdeveloped countries, including Haiti, El Salvador, and some African countries.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", Trump insisted in a series of Friday morning tweets.

But instead of winning Trump's support, as they had expected, the president launched into a broadside against immigration from Haiti and Africa.

NAKASEC joined other groups in calling for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act to be attached to the federal budget vote, in lieu of a massive reform bill that would include cuts to other aspects of the US immigration system.

In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said.

Trump on Friday panned the "so-called bipartisan DACA deal" as "a big step backwards". I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs. That's according to three people who were briefed on the conversation but weren't authorized to describe it publicly. Although the United States has a complicated racial history, including slavery, segregation and persistent economic disparities between whites and minorities, Trump's most recent predecessors from both parties have used their position to promote equality and have endorsed immigration policies that brought millions of people from Africa and Latin America to the U.S.

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