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Trump's 'shithole' remarks targeted at Hatians, Africans sparks global outrage

14 Janvier 2018

Mr Trump was in a closed meeting with members of Congress to discuss immigration on Thursday when he reportedly questioned why the USA would accept more people from Haiti and "sh*thole countries" in Africa, rather than places like Norway.

The U.S. president reportedly made the comment during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Thursday.

Nevertheless, aware the U.S. is still a powerful military and economic power, the AU statement called for continued strategic partnership with the US. John McCain of Arizona declaring the comments counter to the very "essence of American patriotism".

Durbin also recounted a "heartbreaking moment" when Trump and others "scoffed" at his comments about the importance of family-based immigration.

He stressed the U.S. was "much stronger than the sum total of one man".

At 70 years old when he took office, Mr Trump is America's oldest president.

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", Graham said.

"The president and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel", Graham continued. During a 2016 campaign event in Miami, he said "the Haitian people deserve better" and told the audience of Haitian-Americans he wanted to "be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion".

Now, in response to the news about the reports of the vile remark, there are people saying "vote" and highlighting the importance of the 2018 midterm elections, as if American democracy is unfettered from interference and corruption. It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum - Out of Many, One.

For years, a movement to limit the number of migrants into the USA and end a system that favors family members of legal residents has had to fend off criticism that it's as a poorly veiled attempt to produce a whiter America.

Key to any reform would be ending chain migration, as well as funding a wall on the USA border with Mexico.

But it emphasised that such a partnership should be based on mutual respect and accepted global principles of respect of basic human dignity. "Our immigration policy should reflect that truth, and our elected officials, including our President, should respect it". To no surprise, the President started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words.

Mr Trump was not apologetic about his inflammatory remarks and denied he was racist, and instead blamed the media for distorting his meaning, according to his confidant.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine Tweeted Friday: 'These comments are highly inappropriate & out of bounds and could hurt efforts for a bipartisan immigration agreement. They sparked bipartisan backlash to the president, with many lawmakers calling them un-American or unhelpful.

Immigration is one of the issues that Pope Francis, who has strongly defended the rights of developing countries, and Trump have clashed over.

Mr. Clinton's post reads: "Eight years ago today in Haiti, the quake claimed more than 220,000 lives".

Haitians agree Haiti is a shithole country which is why they desperately try to escape it.

In exchange, the deal would end extended family "chain migration".

"Haitians?" the President said, according to the source. In the 1980s, the U.S. government-claiming that Haitian pigs had swine fever-participated in the extermination of almost every native black pig, which represented some families' entire life savings. Alexander Hamilton said that the Louisiana Purchase would have never happened were it not for the "courage and obstinate resistance of the black inhabitants" of Haiti.

President Donald Trump granted Iran sanctions relief to give Tehran "1 last chance to see if we can change their behavior". He called immigration "a legislative branch issue, not an executive branch issue" and said that the focus should be putting pressure on Congress. "Made up by Dems", Trump tweeted. "No President in the last 100 years has reduced America's moral authority as he has".

Trump's derogatory remarks cited by the Washington Post and New York Times were in reference to African countries and Haiti.

The Mission demanded a retraction of the statement and an apology from the US leader.

Trump's 'shithole' remarks targeted at Hatians, Africans sparks global outrage