African ambassadors condemn Trump remarks as 'racist'

African ambassadors condemn Trump remarks as 'racist'

Trump is claimed to have questioned why the United States was would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "sh**hole" countries.

"The president of the United States is racist", CNN's Don Lemon said on Thursday night.

"We were deeply disturbed and offended by President Trump's remarks regarding Haiti and African countries", the Democrats said in a joint statement. We're not from a s--hole country.

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

"My hope is that it will inspire individuals to say I'm going to live my life to prove them wrong, that statement wrong, the misconceptions wrong, or the labels wrong", Jacques said.

He calls it tough talk, and his defenders say that Trump is just putting "America First", like he said he would do when he was running for president.

In a tweet Friday, Trump called the language he used Thursday "tough" but denied using the term "s***hole" while meeting with lawmakers about immigration policies. "Do we need more Haitians?"

President Trump uses profanity when talking about certain countries and it's got a lot of people talking, including Georgia State Senator Harold Jones.

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, compared Mr Trump's comments to Nazism.

He later added, "I thought he misspoke, and, as I said, I think President Trump is not a racist, but I do think he is racially uninformed". ". Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".

The global community condemned the comments, which were corroborated by congressmen who had been in the room when Trump made the controversial remarks.

Rosen said there are jobs and opportunities in the USA for the 50,000 people who left Haiti.

Trump has however on Friday denied that he used the vulgar expression, saying "this was not the language used".

Trump's insults sparked the African group of ambassadors to the United Nations to issue an extraordinary statement condemning his "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" and also demand a retraction and apology.

No tape is expected to be released as the comment was allegedly made in a private meeting, and it's unclear whether a recording even exists.