Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

African nations outraged over 'racist' Trump remarks

African nations outraged over 'racist' Trump remarks

Hillary Clinton accused President Trump of holding "ignorant, racist views" on Friday, after media reports surfaced that the president decried immigration from "shithole countries" like Haiti, El Salvador and African nations, The Hill reports.

Meanwhile, Trump has denied making those comments, insisting that even though he used strong words, he didn't say the words being attributed to him, and that those words were made up by the Democrats.

President Donald Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The scandal erupted after Donald Trump wondered why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries", and suggested America should welcome more people from nations like Norway instead. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who was in the room with the president, told reporters that the comments were accurate.

President Donald Trump suggested the United States should bring more immigrants from Norway and not "shithole countries".

In a series of tweets on Friday morning, Trump said the language used by him at the meeting was "tough, but this was not the language used", stressing that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians".

In 2016, in response to a question about then-candidate Trump's views on immigration and his intention to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, Francis said a man with such views was "not Christian". Why should we accept any less from the President of the United States of America? Never said "take them out". "There is no other word you can use but "racist".

Lemon put up the list of Trump's comments that tend toward racist language and asked the professor to analyze the word choice of Trump's.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece ripped accusations that President Trump is a "racist" for speaking in an off-color manner about third world countries.

"He said, 'Haitians? Do we need more Haitians?' And then he went on and started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure", Sen.

Graham released a statement saying that he "said [his] piece directly" to Trump, but not addressing whether the president had insulted any countries.

Meanwhile, Twitter users were not impressed with the president's "shithead" explanation for the controversial remarks and lack of an apology.

"It's quite clear that he sees black people as lesser", McWhorter said.

DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children from deportation. "So, it's not just President Trump who doesn't understand that", added Young. Mr Mahama tweeted under a mocked-up photograph of Mr Trump being shown a map of Africa in which all the countries were labelled "Nambia".

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