But it wasn’t what people had hoped for.
Trump issued a statement on Friday denying the vulgar words attributed to him, though he admitted to having used strong language in the Thursday discussion. He did not specifically deny using the word “shithole”.
“If that comment is accurate, the comment is incredibly disappointing”, Scott told the newspaper.
The group of over 50 nations in a statement said: “the AU expressed its disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr Donald Trump, President of the United States of America”.
Some African governments found themselves in an awkward position.
The president suggested that instead, the US should allow more entrants from countries like Norway.
And I told him we had an agreement and I wanted to present it to him.
Samantha Power, a former USA ambassador to the United Nations, wrote on Twitter that she had “never seen a statement like this by African countries directed at the United Nations”. But instead of winning Trump’s support, as they had expected, the president launched into a broadside against immigration from Haiti and Africa.
In 2015, there were 676,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States, up from 587,000 in 2010, accounting for less than 2 percent of the USA foreign-born population, according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute.
Trump’s alleged description of some nations on the continent as “shithole countries” has not sat well with many, including a number of world leaders who have called on Mr. Trump to retract his comments and issue an apology. Uganda’s state minister for worldwide relations, Henry Okello Oryem, called the remarks “unfortunate and regrettable” and hoped that heads of state will reply at an African Union summit later this month.
“Well, that is the ideal definition of racism”. The White House had made clear that Trump’s examination would not include a psychiatric exam. Results of past presidential physicals have included basic data like weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Donald Trump ignored the stunning question at a White House appearance on Friday – “Mr. President, are you a racist?” – but there’s no getting around that more people in the media are willing to use that label. That was the US economy’s annual rate of growth from July through September, according to Commerce Department data last month.
An emotional Sunny Hostin on The View Friday, noting that her husband’s family is from Haiti, said she’s always resisted labeling Trump because she couldn’t look into his heart.
Social media users across the continent posted images of modern skylines and lovely nature from their countries with the hashtag “shithole”. South African Broadcasting Corporation anchor Leanne Manas tweeted.
Alcindor further discussed the frustrations of a perplexed Altidor who brought up the history of Haitian relations with the U.S. Volunteers from the country fought alongside the U.S.in the Revolutionary War.
Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez called Trump “a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution”.
Trump’s request covers 74 miles of border wall as part of a 10-year, $18 billion proposal. “When you have heads of state who mess with the constitutions to perpetuate their power”.
Many Africans reminded the U.S. of its historic role in the continent’s woes.
On paper, it would appear Graham has all the necessary credentials to lead tense talks to reach a deal to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive action that now grants stays from deportation for roughly 800,000 immigrants brought illegally into the country by their parents as young children. “It is actually a disgrace for one of the best men to occupy that office to be succeeded by an idiot”. “It’s a mistake to focus on what country anybody comes from”.
‘The anniversary of the devastating natural disaster 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors, ‘ Clinton said.
El Salvador’s government sent the U.S. a formal letter of protest that said the president had “implicitly” accepted the use of “harsh terms detrimental to the dignity of El Salvador and other countries”. “It is thanks to our African leaders that we are insulted that way”, she said.
His comments drew a chorus of condemnation inside the United States and internationally, especially in Africa.
“It is not as if the United States doesn’t have difficulties. We should have more people from Norway”.