You Must Apologize To Africans- African Union Tells Donald Trump

Sergio Conner
January 14, 2018

After Trump was asked at Thursday's White House meeting if the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and Africa, the president reportedly questioned why people from "s***hole countries" are coming to America. Richard Durbin of IL, the lone Democrat present in the Oval Office at the time, said Trump's denial was false and the president had said things that were "hate-filled, vile and racist".

"It's pretty clear it was a racist comment regarding people of color", she said. I could tell you how I have spent an inordinate amount of time and energy, throughout my life, educating people about Haiti and disabusing them of the damaging, incorrect notions they have about the country of my parents' birth. He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly'.

And other Trump backers said the president's remarks show he's aligned with a long-standing conservative push to reshape immigration policy into a merit-based system rather than one based on family ties or admitting those from countries beset by poverty.

After The Washington Post first reported Mr. Trump's remarks on Thursday, later confirmed by CBS News' Nancy Cordes, the White House did not deny the comment in a statement. Bob Goodlatte, (R-Va.) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), according to MSNBC. He has emerged as a leader in negotiations over how to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a 2012 executive order from President Barack Obama protecting roughly 800,000 immigrants from deportation who were brought to the country illegally by their parents as young children.

Lawmakers have until January 19 to approve a short-term government spending bill, and Republicans will need Democratic votes to push the measure through. "There is a serious need for dialogue between the US Administration and the African countries". A large proportion of diversity visa lottery recipients come from African nations.

African Union ambassadors to the United Nations have demanded an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his racist remark on the people of Africa.

Dick Durbin, the Senate' s number two Democrat, said people who would be allowed to stay in the U.S. under the deal included those who had fled disasters in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti.

Durbin said that's when he told Trump about the numbers of people who hold temporary protected status from various countries, including Haiti.

Before Trump, the most prominent one was Alabama Sen.

El Salvador's foreign minister said a formal protest had been made over the comments attributed to Trump.

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"The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' " he said, taking issue with the president's tweet.

Graham spoke up, confronting Trump's harsh language, which Durbin said "took extraordinary political courage". Lindsey Graham broke his public silence.

Trump denies using the term.

However offensive he is to his own people, when Donald Trump speaks, he speaks for the United States of America, whether Americans like it or not.

"For the American President who said he would be Haiti's greatest stand up and make such a comment at this time. leaves me reeling", community activist Gepsie Metellus said. "African-Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains, and when you speak about 'chain migration, ' it hurts them personally", Durbin said.

Developing countries do have difficulties, but they are not "s**thole countries", said ANC Deputy General Secretary Jessie Duarte, calling Trump's remarks "unfortunate". That prompted Mr Trump to insist that he is a "stable genius".

Macky Sall, president of Senegal, tweeted on Friday that he was "shocked" by Trump's words, adding that "Africa and the black race deserve the respect and consideration of all".

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"Sh**hole? Thought they said he was so impressed with us just last September?"

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