President Donald Trump was meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office Thursday about a compromise on the DACA program that would allow immigrants brought here as children by their parents to stay. “What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!” His “sh*thole” comment, printed in The Washington Post the same time the Journal ran their piece, ruined those plans.
The President has since denied the comments; however, following Trump’s denial, Sen.
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. The hip-hop veteran has come forward with some direct words for President Donald Trump after getting blasted for referring to Africa and some countries as sh*tholes.
‘Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?’ Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers. They took to Twitter to tell the president just what they thought about moving to the U.S.
The White House issued a statement Thursday that did not deny the remarks.
When a Democratic senator raised protections for Haitian immigrants, the Post said Trump responded: “Why do we need more Haitians?” adding: “Take them out”.
“I can not believe that in the history of the Oval Office any president has spoken the words that I have personally heard the President speak yesterday”, said Durbin, clearly appalled. “Probably should record future meeting – unfortunately no trust”.
South Africa’s ruling party branded Mr Trump’s comment on African immigrants “extremely offensive”. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, said in statement Friday that “we do not recall the president saying these comments specifically”.
A spokesman for the United Nations said Friday that Trump’s reported words were racist. The career diplomat told the State Department that he no longer feels that he is able to serve under Trump, Reuters reported. Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of IL on Friday said Trump had indeed made the comments about ‘s***hole countries’.
We’ll update this as more responses emerge.
In his statement, Graham did not say whether President Trump made the derogatory remarks, but he confirmed them to his fellow Palmetto State Republican, Sen.
Botswana also said it had summoned the USA ambassador to that country, Earl Miller, to “express its displeasure” and had asked Miller whether Botswana “is regarded as a “s**thole” country”.