Africa calls Trump racist after 'shithole' remark

Africa calls Trump racist after 'shithole' remark

"America's greatness is self-evident, we do not need to tear down other nations", they added.

Trump tweeted Friday that reports about what he said were inaccurate but did not specify how. Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree called Trump's comments "racist" and "sickening".

Oddly, shortly after it was revealed on Thursday he made the comments, a White House spokesman didn't deny he used the word "shitholes".

"When Trump uttered his vulgar attacks yesterday against Haitians and Africans, he exposed the white supremacy at the core of USA policy towards Haiti", the statement said. He further alleged that the controversy had been invented by Democrats.

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. Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, who was in the meeting, said on Twitter that Trump used hate-filled, racist words repeatedly.

Late-night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah, and Stephen Colbert were quick to deride President Trump's reported "shithole countries" comments on Thursday. "And we'd have to get pitchforks and chase him out of the White House".

Trump reportedly made the comments while lawmakers were discussing restoring temporary protection status for immigrants, such as those from El Salvador, who had their status removed this week.

Trump then proposed that the United States instead welcome more people from places such as Norway and singled out Haiti. Those people largely built this country, in fact. People on Twitter were quick to condemn the president's remarks while pointing out Norwegians may not want to come to the United States.

"If that comment is accurate, the comment is incredibly disappointing", Scott also told The Post and Courier on Friday morning.

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

After reading out loud that more than 15,000 people had arrived from Haiti, Trump reportedly said they "all have AIDS".

At a public event in Milwaukee, when asked about the meeting, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said that Trump had made "very unfortunate, unhelpful" remarks.

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