Trump 'privately defends vulgar comments on immigration'

Trump 'privately defends vulgar comments on immigration'

Trump 'privately defends vulgar comments on immigration'

After an emergency session to discuss Mr Trump's remarks, a group of 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the USA administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour".

"These statements, full of hatred and contempt, produce indignation in the Cuban people, proud of the contribution given throughout its history by nationals and their descendants from different latitudes, particularly Africans and Haitians, to the forging of our nationality", said the Ministry in an official statement.

Two days after President Donald Trump described African nations, along with Haiti and El Salvador, as "shithole countries" whose inhabitants were not desirable as immigrants to the United States, the president of Ghana called the language used by the American leader "extremely unfortunate" and said that his nation was not a "shithole country".

As first reported by the Washington Post, while discussing immigration in the Oval Office on Thursday, the president said, "Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?" in reference to Africa and Haiti, then remarked that people from Norway would be preferable.

Trump has inaccurately claimed that Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, wasn't born in the United States.

Trump tweeted Friday that was not the "language used" and denied saying 'anything derogatory about Haitians'.

African nations and El Salvador -also said to have been targeted in Trump's comments on immigration - have had plenty to say.

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One of the Democratic senators at the meeting, Dick Durbin of IL , confirmed on Twitter that Trump used the term "shithole". Republicans controlling Congress have resisted combining immigration and the budget into one bill.

In 1996, Madeleine Albright, who was then the US Ambassador to the United Nations, said that the price of the American attempts to "punish" Saddam Hussein - the death of half a million children due to US-led sanctions against Iraq - was "worth it". "There is no other word you can use but "racist". Before Trump, the most prominent one was Alabama Sen.

The comment was "clearly" racist, said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki.

Trump on Thursday rejected a pitch from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security.

The official said each envoy should note what an honor it is to be in their post and how much they value the relationship with the people of their host country. When he was running for office, Trump released a glowing report from his personal physician in NY, who said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday.

AU Spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo pointed out the United States role in the Atlantic slave trade as an example of how African countries, Trump described in contemptuous terms, were exploited in a shameful manner.

Others said they thought Trump had a point, in a way.

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The public report from Trump's upcoming exam was also likely to be short and sweet, said George Annas, head of the Center for Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health.

Mia Love, a congresswoman from Utah who is of Haitian descent, called Trump's reported comments "unkind" and "divisive", and demanded an apology.

Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power has shared the statement on Twitter, saying: "Whoa".

But the government of Haiti - which Friday was marking eight years since a devastating natural disaster killed at least 200,000 people in the country - declared itself "outraged and shocked". Mr Durbin told reporters in Chicago.

In Atlanta, at the congregation once led by King, the Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church and other faith leaders planned a news conference to condemn Trump's "vile and racist" remarks made on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

In the speech, he said he saw Africa "as a fundamental part of our interconnected world" where Africans were "partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all of our children".

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