Trump's slur on countries is 'racist'

Sergio Conner
January 14, 2018

Cuba's Foreign Ministry "strongly" condemned Friday night the "racist, denigrating and gross" statements by U.S. President Donald Trump on Haiti, El Salvador and African states.

Two days after President Donald Trump described African nations, along with Haiti and El Salvador, as "shithole countries" with undesirable emigrants for the United States, the president of Ghana called the language "extremely unfortunate" and said his nation was not a "shithole country".

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", he wrote.

The group's mission in Washington DC expressed its "shock, dismay and outrage" and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans.

"We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties", Duarte said, adding that much like their African counterparts, millions of USA citizens were affected by problems such as unemployment. His supporters made excuses and continue to make excuses for him. how many examples do you need of this?

Labossiere was among Haitians and Africans in the Bay Area and around the world who swiftly called Trump out for his comments, calling them blatantly racist. Never said "take them out". Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said.

"Africa/U.S. relations will take strain from this, with a leader who has failed to reconcile humanity", Maimane said.

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A White House spokesman defended Trump's position on immigration without directly addressing Trump's remarks. "If that's not a mark of white supremacy, I don't know what is", reads another tweet.

In a tweet on Friday, Trump denied using the word "shithole", but Durbin insisted that the president had indeed said it. He also reportedly suggested that the USA should bring in more people from countries like Norway. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"

When asked what Trump had said in the meeting, Durbin said, "I can not believe that in the history of the White House and of that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday".

Jeffress said Trump got the "sentiment" correct and he was "right on target" by questioning why the US accepts immigrants from those countries during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers.

Robert Jackson, the current USA ambassador to Ghana, told Ghanaian reporters past year that the election of Trump would not change the relationship between the United States and African nations.

"I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians", he said on Twitter, adding that Democrats had made the accusations up. The President wants funding for his election promise of building a wall on the U.S.'s southern border as part of any legislation on immigration reform.

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