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Civil Rights icon: Trump's profane comments about immigrants were 'despicable'

14 Janvier 2018

At a meeting discussing immigration with U.S. Senators, Trump referred to developing nations with brown-skinned citizens as "shithole countries", according to multiple sources.

"The African Union mission to the United Nations is extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed to the USA president as widely reported by the media", Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Ghana's ambassador to the United Nations, said on Friday.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was there, told reporters yesterday that Mr Trump used "vile, vulgar" language.

He later tweeted that he has "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously a very poor and troubled country".

The U.S. granted temporary protected status (TPS) to Haitians after the natural disaster.

The latest remarks, Odinga said, were hypocritical because Trump's administration is still doing business with several African countries, Kenya included.

"For the first representative of the United States of America to speak in such a manner is quite troubling and offensive", Jean said in the statement. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. They could have said "if they are indeed true, then these words are indeed shameful and racist and beneath the presidency". Mahama's tweet used an altered image of an Oval Office meeting featuring Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to mock that mistake.

Lemon played a tape of Trump's proclamation announcement, made only one day after reports of the president calling African nations "sh*thole countries". "Do we need more Haitians?'" Durbin recounted, NBC News reported. The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel.

"Sh**hole? Thought they said he was so impressed with us just last September?"

Durbin praised Graham for being willing to confront the president over remarks roundly criticized as crude or racist on Friday - a term used by Hillary Clinton.

The presidents conflicting positions on immigration and his repulsive remarks place a heavier burden on members of Congress to negotiate their own deal and to stand against the presidents language.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece ripped accusations that President Trump is a "racist" for speaking in an off-color manner about third world countries. His famous "Islam hates us" needs no commentary- yes the religion of over 1.6 billion people came in the line of his fire. His merit-based immigration plan is a slap in the face to a long history of the United States welcoming in people looking to increase their stature in life.

Trump has impugned the integrity of an American-born judge with Mexican heritage, saying he should not decide an unrelated case because of Trump's proposed wall between the USA and Mexico.

Civil Rights icon: Trump's profane comments about immigrants were 'despicable'