Haiti and Botswana summoned United States ambassadors to explain the comments reportedly made at a White House meeting as part of an attempt by Republicans and Democrats to protect from deportation 700,000 children brought to the USA illegally as children.
After an emergency session to weigh Trump's remarks, the group of African ambassadors to the United Nations said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour". "Do we need more Haitians?'"
One woman he interviewed said she might consider trying the American dream: "If they get a new president". Made up by Dems.
Trump previously told Haitian-Americans: "I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion", while he was campaigning a year ago in Miami's Little Haiti.
"I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians", he said on Twitter, adding that Democrats had made the accusations up.
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We contacted Miller's office in Botswana seeking comment, as well as the Botswana embassy in Washington D.C., but received no response prior to publication.
The president and Congress are attempting to reach a deal as part of a federal spending bill that congressional leaders must pass by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.
"The President's comments damaged us greatly". It's not how a president should behave.
Shortly before Trump's inauguration last January, Martin Luther King, Jr. "We should be talking about how we bring people together", Pugh said.
"The Africa we know and live in is one that is recovering economically and rising", it added.
Jeffress also said he was "grateful" to have Trump as president and thanked him for the "courage" to protect the U.S.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said, "Very unfortunate, unhelpful".
Ryan recalled his own family history of emigrating to the United States from Ireland. Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings said, "I condemn this unforgivable statement and this demeaning of the office of the presidency". "What I think of these countries is actually very positive'".
Sen. Jeff Flake, a fierce Republican critic of the president, was not at the meeting but tweeted that he had heard directly from those who were in attendance. "Worse, it's ignorant of American ideals". Mahama tweeted under a mocked-up photograph of Trump being shown a map of Africa in which all the countries were labelled "Nambia".