Backlash continues over President Trump's reported comments

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden weighed in on Twitter Friday morning.

Fallout from the president's racist comments on immigration continued early Saturday, as the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, condemned Donald Trump in a tweet. "Sorry, but there is no other word one can use but 'racist, '" said Rupert Colville, spokesman for United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. They don't blink. They stand tall and they have dignity.

President Trump asked why America doesn't receive immigrants from places you might want to visit on vacation. "You have seen the comments in the press".

Former US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power has shared the statement on Twitter saying'Whoa. I've never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United States

The Hollywood Reporter received no response to a request to talk with a CNN executive about the network's standards and policies on referring to the president in such blunt language. It is not true.

Durbin said the president "said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly". "There is a serious need for dialogue between the US Administration and the African countries". "The largest group's El Salvadoran, the second is Honduran and the third is Haitian".

Ben Marter, a spokesman for Durbin, did not provide details of the conversation but said the senator was "encouraged" by Trump's reaction.


According to the statement, "the African Union strongly believes there is a huge misunderstanding of the African continent and its people by the current administration" and that "there is a serious need for dialogue between the United States administration and African countries". When you speak about chain migration, it hurts them personally.

Durbin added: "I can not imagine a moment where a president sunk to that depth, that's what breaks my heart".

Botswana calls on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union and all other progressive nations across the world to strongly condemn the remarks made by President Trump.


Trump has denied making the remarks, but Illinois Democratic Sen. First, he insisted his senseless wall be part of an immigration deal and now Trump is spouting vile profanities about Haitian and African immigrants from the Oval Office. As always, I look forward to considering additional ideas that could make the proposal even better.

There was no mention at that time of the language that sources said Trump had used, details of which were soon leaked.


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