African Union, African UN envoys demand Trump apology after vulgar comment

Yolanda Curtis
January 15, 2018

"I've never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United States".

Many of those who criticized Trump said his remarks would damage America's global reputation.

Graham was at the Oval Office Thursday to present a bipartisan agreement to overhaul the nation's immigration system to Trump.

In an earlier tweet, Mahama had said that Trump's comments showed he was "nothing but a racist".

"I don't think the remarks were productive by any stretch of the imagination, yet I likewise believe that, to be reasonable, we shouldn't make determinations that he didn't expect", the Kentucky Republican said on "Meet The Press". "I know for a fact that he cares very deeply about the people in Haiti, because he helped finance a trip where we were able to get vision back for 200 people", said Paul. "Unfortunately, it becomes more apparent every day that "Make America Great Again" is merely a euphemism for 'Make America WHITE again'".

"Diversity has always been our strength, not our weakness", he added. In reforming immigration we can not lose these American Ideals.

He continued, "As Americans, we have a proud history of advancing economic, educational and personal opportunity for millions of people around the globe, and as a country, we should recognize the countless contributions and positive impact immigrants have made on our country". "Our immigration policy should reflect that truth, and our elected officials, including our President, should respect it".

On Saturday, Trump sought to blame "all talk and no action" Democrats for lack of an immigration deal.

Critics of the president, including some Republicans, on Friday blasted the vulgar comments made in the Oval Office.

It's noteworthy that these comments came one day before the eighth anniversary of the devastating Haiti natural disaster that led the offer protected status to almost 60,000 Haitians, and the week before the observance of Martin Luther King Jr.

Trump has said he will end the program in March unless Congress acts - and also authorizes strict border enforcement measures, too. "Our motherland is the most blessed continent that has been raped by imperialists in collaboration with our shitty misleaders for generations", wrote Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi on Twitter.

Sen. Dick Durbin, the lone Democrat in the meeting, confirmed the comments Friday morning, calling the words "hate filled, vile and racist".

AU Spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo pointed out the U.S. role in the Atlantic slave trade as an example of how African countries, Trump described in contemptuous terms, were exploited in a shameful manner.

"The Haitian people deserve better", the then-candidate said.

"Why do we need more Haitians?" But Andrew Selee, president of the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute in Washington, said recent data suggest the current system may be headed there already: Since 2011, 48 percent of all new legal immigrants have possessed college degrees, well above the 33 percent of USA residents with them.

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".

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