Africans denounce Trump's comments as offensive, alarming

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All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations decried Donald Trump's reported remarks as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic" on Friday, a day after USA media reported that Trump had referred to African states, Haiti, and El Salvador as "s***hole countries". "I've always been impressed and inspired by the stories they have shared with me about their experience of service, grounded in faith, and the commonalities we all share as human beings".

The president was referring to African countries and Haiti, and then suggested the U.S. should welcome immigrants from places like Norway, whose prime minister met with Trump. "Because you might learn that people from some of those 'shithole countries" were slaves who were brought by force to help build this country".

When it came to the issue of "chain migration" I said to the president do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?

Some local Haitian immigrants are speaking out after President Donald Trump allegedly used derogatory language to describe African countries and Haiti.

The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria said on Friday that the U.S. commitment to Africa's "continued growth and success is unwavering".

"I honestly don't remember that word being used", the Senator from Georgia said in an interview, "...but I do remember the conversation about what's wrong with the current immigration system. Trump said during a bipartisan meeting on immigration earlier this week, according to multiple people in the room.

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He made the denial to White House press pool reporters at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in Florida on Sunday night.

Ivana Trump, who was married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992, said the pair remain friends and she still talks to him on the phone, mostly about the kids and holidays.

Botswana and Senegal have summoned United States ambassadors in their respective countries in protest of Trump's remarks. Mr Ryan was one of many commentators and analysts who referred to the treatment of Irish immigrants to America in previous centuries, as criticism of Mr Trump's comments grew throughout the day.

Several senior Republican lawmakers at the meeting, including Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, have said they do not recall Mr Trump making the remark.

"I think he loves to wheel and deal, he likes to make decisions, he like to do contracts". "Sometimes he says things that are silly", she said.

He also highlighted the contrast between Trump's praise for Africa past year when he met leaders from the continent on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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