Trump's Vulgar Remarks on Immigration Confirmed by Senator

Carla Harmon
January 14, 2018

Jean, who was born in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, called Trump's reported remarks "insulting".

Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday (11 January) during which he questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from "shithole countries" - referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.

Amid the furore the president criticised the immigration proposal.

The White House did not deny the president made these comments in a statement on Thursday, but Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning and refuted he used such language, at least in connection to Haiti. He said these hateful things and he said them repeatedly.

Trump was "extremely offensive" when he used the term "shithole countries" to describe developing countries, ANC Deputy General Secretary Jessie Duarte told reporters in East London, Eastern Cape Province, where the ANC is to hold its 106th anniversary celebration on Saturday.

"We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties", Duarte said, adding that much like their African counterparts, millions of U.S. citizens were affected by problems such as unemployment. Durbin maintains that he heard the comments firsthand, as do other sources.

Campbell and Rep. Al Jacquet (D-Lantana) are particularly discouraged by Trump's timing-just as people are making the eighth anniversary of the 2010 quake that devastated Haiti.

"Why do we need more Haitians?"

Trump's statements, first reported by The Washington Post, have drawn widespread outrage.

"He said: 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". "They have come a long way in 8 years, but much work remains and I still believe in the Haitian people".

President Trump has since denied using such vulgar language, tweeting that 'the language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. Never said "take them out".

"Made up by Dems", he tweeted.

And he wrote: "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians". "The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel". The group also implied that the Trump administration harbors misconceptions about Africa and its people. "I've never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United States".

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