African Union ambassadors to the United Nations have demanded an apology from the U.S. President Donald Trump for his racist remark on the people of Africa. The African Union, a group representing the continent's 55 countries, issued a blistering statement saying the Trump had dishonored United States values. He also blamed Democrats in the delay on passing immigration reform that includes protection for young illegal immigrants.
Haiti's ambassador to Washington, Paul Altidor, said it was distressing that attention was drawn to the comments on Friday, the eighth anniversary of a devastating quake believed to have killed 220,000 people on the island, and should be a day of remembrance.
You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "s***holes", whose entire populations are not white are therefore not welcome. Dick Durbin (Ill.), who was at the meeting, said he "personally heard" the "hate-filled, vile, and racist" comments.
Several months later, Bornstein-who said he dashed off the initial summary in five minutes as a limousine waited outside his NY office-added that if "something happens" to Trump, "then it happens to him". I don't think language like this is in keeping with the future of our country, the future of the planet, " Lewis said.
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"Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" He said Mr Trump used the most vulgar term "more than once".
Trump was asked about the "shithole" comment, allegedly made during an Oval Office meeting Thursday and first reported by The Washington Post, and whether it had harmed chances for a legislative deal on immigration.
Since August 2017, Trump has called for an end to chain migration, noting how it does not allow the U.S.to select its immigrants - rather opening the door to unskilled, low-wage foreign nationals who exclusively arrive in America to reunify with extended foreign relatives.
Durbin said Trump specifically asked, "Do we need more Haitians?" before launching into a diatribe about African immigration. But we are going to get involved. Mr Graham also attended the meeting.
"He said 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". There is no other word you can use but "racist". The embassy in South Africa said the USA "deeply respects" the people of Africa, and "there has been no change in our dedication to partners & friends".