African Anger Builds Over President Trump's Racist Comments

Cheryl Sanders
January 21, 2018

He was responding to a claim by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin that he used "vile and racist" language during a meeting on immigration reform, BBC reported on Monday. The African Union has asked Trump to apologize.

Trump's "shithole" comment is, in some respects, just the latest in a series of disrespectful and racist remarks he has made while in office. "But he said love", during the hearing, referencing an open and bipartisan meeting at the White House early last week.

Lemon started out calm and respectful, but as he failed over and over to convince his guest that Trump is a racist, going so far as to declare what's in the president's heart, the CNN host's demeanor became more aggressive.

Reports that Durbin "revealed why he lied" about Trump's comment are false.

The White House event comes amid the nationwide focus on sexual harassment and assault against women dubbed the #MeToo movement spurred by alleged abuse by Harvey Weinstein and a number of other powerful men.

Trump has publicly denied using that word.

Only a week ago, South Carolina's senior senator was confident President Donald Trump was ready to make a deal on immigration that would spare young people covered by DACA from deportation. "Sometimes he says these things which are silly, or he doesn't really mean them. but he's definitely not racist, I'm sure of that".

Durbin and Graham both said, however, that the President had said in the previous meeting he agreed in keeping a first deal on DACA narrow enough, saying more comprehensive change would happen afterward.

A confidant of Trump told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks.

Trump was not apologetic and denied he was racist, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation.

And, by the way, immigrants from sub-Sahara Africa actually are better educated that most others, including most Americans, studies show. "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems".

He has "always been more of a believer in diet because I'm strong, you know?" Yes even though I have found president Donald Trump statement offensive but I am also in a way applauding him for telling us Africans to wake up and depend on ourselves rather than depending on them for our survival. "Why did [US Senate Democratic minority leader] Chuck Schumer and all of his colleagues come and beg Donald Trump for money?" Not a single African country features in the top ten exporters of migrants to America.

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