African Union, Others Respond To Alleged 'Shithole Countries' Comment

Sergio Conner
January 14, 2018

Trump tweeted Friday that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians" and praised his relationship with people from the country. Apparently, he was so frustrated with the U.S.'s lottery system that he demanded to know why other Americans would want people coming over from "shithole countries", like Haiti, El Salvador and various African nations.

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White House officials did not dispute the account.

As the 16-day DreamWeek, which is now ongoing, is about respecting, listening and learning from each other, Nakpodia said he can't dismiss Trump's comment.

"Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said on Friday.

"The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, which remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity", the union said in a statement.

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

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday". Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, an attorney general candidate who is the son of Haitian immigrants.

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"He said, 'Haitians? Do we need more Haitians?' And then he went on and started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure", Sen. The senators are working to codify the protections in DACA.

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A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the president.

"If that comment is accurate, the comment is incredibly disappointing", Scott told the newspaper. It noted that Trump's comments had immediately sparked "controversy and indignation".

He has since denied using the reported language.

Immigration is one of the issues that Pope Francis, who has strongly defended the rights of developing countries, and Trump have clashed over.

Trump, who grew up in a Presbyterian family, shot back saying it was "disgraceful" for the pope to question his faith.

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