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

Duncan, Democratic House candidates react to Haiti comments

President Akufo-Addo has condemned US President, Donald Trump for recent derogatory remarks he reportedly made against African countries, saying Ghana will "not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country". "They're s***hole countries. We should have more people from Norway".

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump sought Friday to quell a global firestorm over his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole countries" - a slur slammed at home and overseas as racist. The White House also issued a statement which interestingly did not deny Trump used the term "shithole" in reference to African countries, Haiti and El Salvador but instead attacked "certain Washington politicians" who choose to fight for foreign countries.

President Jovenel Moise led a ceremony in Port-au-Prince on Friday to mark the eighth anniversary of Haiti's devastating quake, sidelining alleged remarks made by President Donald Trump that reportedly described the Caribbean country as a "shithole". Jessie Duarte of South Africa's ruling ANC said on Friday: "Ours is not a s***hole country and neither is Haiti or any other country in distress".

"Given the historical reality of how African Americans arrived in the United States as slaves, and the United States being the biggest example of how a nation has been built by migration - for a statement like that to come is particularly upsetting", said Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU chief Moussa Faki. King's memory is marked with a national holiday, which falls this year on Monday. Among those attendees was the nephew of the late civil rights In icon Isaac Newton Farris, Jr. He ignored reporters who shouted questions about his remarks.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is the law that gave residency status to people who were brought to the country illegally.

Sean Penn is speaking out following Donald Trump's "disgraceful" comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

Trump's remarks were made at a meeting of Congressional leaders working on a bipartisan immigration deal to allow some 800,000 so-called Dreamers to remain in the United States.

Robert Jackson, the current USA ambassador to Ghana, told Ghanaian reporters past year that Trump's election would not change the relationship between the United States and African nations.

"Never said take them out". He added the country "would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".

Rene Civil, a left-wing activist in Haiti, demanded the USA president apologise "before the entire African continent, as well as before Haiti, the country whose blood has been used by ancestors who have served with their minds and bodies to liberate the United States itself from slavery".

Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. Human Rights Office, calls Trump's remarks clearly racist. "For one, Donald Trump isn't their president".

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam denouncing President Trump's "shithole countries" designation.

Haiti's ambassador to Washington, Paul Altidor, said it was distressing that attention was drawn to the comments on the anniversary and day of remembrance for about 220,000 people killed on the island by the quake.

"These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States. But I don't think he is a racist in the traditional sense".

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