Michaelle Jean says Trump's reported 'shithole' comment 'insulting'

Michaelle Jean says Trump's reported 'shithole' comment 'insulting'

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2018

President Jovenel Moise's government issued a strongly worded statement denouncing what it called a "racist" view of Haitian immigrants and people from African countries.

The word "honest" being an interesting choice for Lewis, who falsely claimed that tea party demonstrators in Washington in March 2010 to protest Obamacare "shouted" the N-word at him.

When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Durbin said Trump replied: "We don't need more Haitians'".

Trump has denied using the expletive "sh**hole" and says he does not dislike Haitians.

This, however, provoked a stinging rebuke from Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who insisted he had been present at the meeting and heard the president using such foul language.

The UN has also branded as racist, the reported remark branding Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African nations as "shithole countries". Friday night in Raleigh, African immigrants had plenty to say about the president. David Perdue, Republicans who've been close allies to the President on the issue of immigration, were also in the meeting but issued a carefully worded statement after Trump tweeted Friday morning that the description of his remarks was not accurate.

This is not the first time Trump has sought to blame Democrats for the thorny debate over the immigration program, tweeting earlier this month that they were "doing nothing".

'The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used, ' Trump wrote, using unusually passive language in an effort to walk back the comment.

As he campaigned for president in 2016, Trump told Haitian-Americans in Miami that they were "amazing people" who add "so much to our country".

Spokespeople for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for clarification Friday. Come to Miami, Mr. President, and discover the resiliency. "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems". This requires a merit-based system that attracts talented, freedom-loving individuals from across the globe, whether they are from Haiti, Norway or anywhere else, ' he wrote.

Sean Penn is speaking out following Donald Trump's "disgraceful" comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

In a statement on Friday, Graham reiterated standard pro-immigration, pro-amnesty talking points, claiming he almost reprimanded Trump after he allegedly made the comment. She said the fight over immigration reform is turning ugly and seems to counter everything she learned about America in school.

"The President thinks we can get a lot of that done in one year and I agree with him".

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