African Union demands apology from Trump over racist comment

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2018

On Thursday, a leaked discussion at the White House on immigration alleged Trump asked Senators why the US was not prioritizing immigration from prosperous nations like Norway, rather than mass immigrating foreign nationals from Haiti, El Salvador, and other turmoil-ridden nations. "So I don't believe in him", Brhe told ABC11.

The Post revealed that Trump made a series of phone-calls to some of his friends and supporters to gauge their opinion after 24 hours of global condemnation.

Trump on Friday denied using the vulgarity, but world leaders and members of his own party, along with Democrats, denounced his terminology.

Trump, "in the course of his comments, said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist", Durbin told reporters. South Carolina GOP Sen.

Durbin, a key negotiator in DACA talks, recounted the meeting on MSNBC Friday, saying, "He said, 'Haitians".

The White House did not provide specific results of those tests.

Graham - one of the most notable Republican advocates for both hawkish national security positions and protections for young undocumented immigrants - had recently backed off criticism of Trump as he pushed for his policy goals. "We got to look at each other as human beings, not about color", Diallo said.

Controversy is swirling about claims that President Donald Trump made a vulgar comment about struggling countries and their immigrants.

"Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said he heard Trump repeatedly refer to African countries as "****holes", at a Thursday meeting. In reforming immigration we can not lose these American Ideals. The resolution, of course, is unlikely to go anywhere in the Republican-controlled House.

"Because of the Democrats not being interested in life and safety, DACA has now taken a big step backwards", Trump added.

He was immediately denounced as a "racist" who praised white immigrants over ethnic minorities with the United Nations calling the comments "shocking and shameful". The current immigration moment, he said, presents a "once in a generation opportunity" that can't be passed up.

Trump was widely derided a year ago after twice referring to Namibia as "Nambia" at the September meeting.

Looking for news you can trust? It's a dignity many in this White House could learn from. But even before the "shithole" remark, officials were not looking at a deal on immigration as tied to the January 19 government funding deadline, despite Democrats using the threat of a possible government shutdown as leverage to get a deal passed.

The meeting was over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows immigrants who entered the country as minors to defer potential deportation. Lindsey Graham, of SC, spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said.

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