Trump's Haiti Slap Came On Eve Of Earthquake Anniversary

Trump's Haiti Slap Came On Eve Of Earthquake Anniversary

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Clinton's comments come after The Washington Post on Thursday reported on the president's comments about the countries made during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform. "Why are we having all these people from sh****le countries come here", Trump reportedly said.

The deal would shield "Dreamers", or immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, from deportation.

Mia Love, the only Haitian-American in Congress, called on President Donald Trump to apologize after he reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa as "s***hole countries" during an Oval Office meeting.

"We sent guidance to our folks and told them that we must reiterate that we have great respect for the people of Africa and all nations, and our commitment remains strong", he said. Made up by Dems. When I mentioned that fact to him, he said, 'Haitians? Yet Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who was involved in the meeting, confirmed that Trump did indeed make those comments.

"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Mr. Durbin told reporters on Friday.

Durbin's reaction to the tweets of denial, "You've seen the comments in the press. I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist".

But in another tweet on Friday the president denied that he insulted Haitians. It is not true.

"In relation to the deplorable expressions attributed to President Donald Trump" El Salvador's government called for "an official declaration from the United States government to clarify them or deny them", the Central American nation's foreign ministry said in a statement.

Trump has since denied making those comments via Twitter.

Recalling Trump's earlier comments vilifying Mexicans who cross the border as "rapists" and Trump's re-tweeting of anti-Muslim propaganda from a far-right British group, Colville says policy proposals targeting entire groups on grounds of nationality or religion goes against universal values. The analyst, the report said, was briefing Trump last fall on "the impending release of a family long held in Pakistan".

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox Quesada described Mr Trump's comments as "foul". The policy change could affect almost 60,000 Haitians who fled to the US following a devastating quake in 2010.

In a tweet this morning, he specifically rubbished the "take them out" remark. He was also accused of specifically speaking out against Haitians, saying they should be "taken out" of any DACA compromise. Trump asked senators. "Why do we need more Haitians?". "I want to stop the massive inflow of drugs". Recently, the administration announced around 200,000 people from El Salvador living in the US after two earthquakes shattered lives would no longer receive this protection.

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