The U.S. leader has been under fire at home and overseas after he reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting on an immigration deal with a group of bipartisan lawmakers at the White House on Thursday.
At first the White House did not deny that the remark was made.
Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country.
Members of Central Florida's Haitian community on Friday criticized reports that President Donald Trump used a vulgar remark to describe the country on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 quake, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history.More news: Senator Tina smith back in MN after 1st week in Washington DC
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The Associated Press, however, reported that Trump privately defended the alleged comment, arguing it wasn't racist but "straightforward". Mr. Trump reportedly said. The details of the proposal have not been publicised, but the President said: "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal. was a big step backwards". Say, 'I did not mean this.
"If confirmed, these are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States. Sorry, but there is no other word one can use but 'racist, '" said Rupert Colville, spokesman for United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
The doctor who conducted President Donald Trump's annual check-up said Friday the president was in "excellent health" and his physical exam earlier in the afternoon "went exceptionally well". According to a Pew poll from 2015, 89 percent of the country said they had a favorable view of America, though that number dropped to 59 percent when the same poll was conducted in 2017. "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'". The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. He also claimed the deal would force the U.S. to "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly", but did not offer any specifics or evidence. I want safety and security for our people.