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

Democrats Will Attempt to Censure Trump After 'S**thole Countries' Remark

Democrats Will Attempt to Censure Trump After 'S**thole Countries' Remark

The president has apparently denied the reported comments, stating on Twitter that "the language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

According to those briefed on the conversation, the president used the phrase * a href="***hole-countries/2930875/" *"s***hole countries" while questioning why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and nations in Africa, rather than places like Norway.

Trump's comments came during an Oval Office meeting where he questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation.

"I feel this place is more divided, in Ghana it is not like that", he said. "Donald Trump insults El Salvador", read one headline.

On Thursday, though, during White House talks about an immigration plan that would include protections for people from Haiti and other countries, Trump exploded with his "sh**hole" remarks, according to sources. "That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 'shitholes.' The exact word used by the president, not just once, but repeatedly", he said.

He is also a design engineer in the defense industry and a Haitian immigrant who says the portrayal of his country is offensive.

Others said Mr. Trump was voicing views held quietly by many.

Various African leaders have summoned United States ambassadors in their countries for a full explanation of Trump's remarks.

"It is evident, through repeated disparaging and defaming comments about Haiti and continental African nations, that his sentiments are truly a reflection of what he harbours in his heart and ultimately indicate his true intentions", added Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York.

Also taking issue with Trump's reported remarks was state Sen.

Citing people close to the President, Wolff has said the President has begun repeating three stories in conversations in less than 10 minutes, when he used to repeat stories in about a 30-minute window. This would make for a more rational system and one with a more diverse flow of immigrants than under the status quo. Two GOP senators present at the meeting later said in a joint statement that they "do not recall the president saying these comments specifically", after Sen.

Altidor said the Haitian Embassy in Washington was inundated with emails from Americans apologizing for Trump's remarks, which he found heartening.

Chicago has a Haitian-American population estimated at 50,000.

Metellus referred to Trump's September 2016 campaign stop in Little Haiti, where he promised "to be president of all Americans, that's everybody, and whether you vote for me or don't vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion and I will be your champion". We have Haitians who are driving cabs all throughout this country.

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