Norwegians decline President Donald Trump's offer to move to US

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2018

"This is not just a story about vulgar language", he said.

Interestingly, this comes after he reportedly referred to the immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as "s--holes", in an immigration meeting at the White House earlier.

This came after two senators presented details of a bipartisan immigration deal which Trump rejected. "They're shithole countries. We should have more people from Norway", according to one source briefed on the conversation.

Several other African officials had expressed shock of trump remarks.

Before Trump assumed the presidency, he had released a report from his personal doctor in NY, saying that he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to be the president".

GOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slur

"Trump has always been a racist, only a racist can use such foul language", said Nancy Mulenga, a student at the University of Zambia.

"Personally, as someone from South Sh*thole, I'm offended, Mr. President", the host said.

"I think it's going to go very well". He added the country "would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".

The Post and the Times said Trump's vulgar remark Thursday was in reference to African countries and Haiti.

According to the Central Intelligence Agency fact book, Haiti is 95 percent black; El Salvador is 86.3 percent Mestizo - mixed race of native Indians and Spaniards - with 83.2 percent of Norway white. "We have a child, a lower mammal running the United States". Is that an appropriate term to be used to describe our allies and are you disappointed that this is what the President had to say?

"You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes", whose entire populations who are not white, are therefore not welcome", said Rupert Coleville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who Trump mocked mercilessly during the campaign, blasted the "hateful racism" implied by Trump's quote.

It had sought clarification from the USA envoy as to whether Botswana was on the list of African nations Trump would include in his slur, which the White House did not deny he made, "given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the United States". The embassy in South Africa said the United States "deeply respects" the people of Africa, and "there has been no change in our dedication to partners & friends across the continent".

The comment "truly flies in the face of accepted behaviour and practice", said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki. "I've never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United States", she wrote.

"We have to show the world that this president does not represent the feelings of most of the American people", they said in a statement.

But Botswana's government called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist", saying the US ambassador had been summoned to clarify whether the country was regarded so poorly after years of cordial relations.

This is not the first time Trump has rubbed Africans up the wrong way - he was widely derided past year after he twice referred to Namibia as "Nambia".

He instead told lawmakers the U.S. should be taking in migrants from countries like Norway, whose prime minister had just visited, according to USA media.

Rene Civil, a left-wing activist in Haiti, demanded the USA president apologise "before the entire African continent, as well as before Haiti, the country whose blood has been used by ancestors who have served with their minds and bodies to liberate the United States itself from slavery". "You really got us good". As top recipients of US aid, some hesitated to jeopardize it by criticizing Trump, especially as his administration has sought to slash foreign assistance.

"This is no different from what Hollywood and Western media have been saying about Africa for decades".

She also defended his alleged remarks, saying they were targeted towards the governments of those countries, not necessarily the people.

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