Outrage Over President Trump's Derogatory Comments About Haitians and Other Immigrants

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Outrage Over President Trump's Derogatory Comments About Haitians and Other Immigrants

Meanwhile, South Africa's governing African National Congress party took to Twitter to chide Trump over his "offensive" choice of words. Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. April Ryan, Urban Radio Networks reporter and CNN contributor, said.

"El Salvador demands respect for the dignity of its noble and valiant people" in the name of diplomatic principles and in the context of historic relations with the USA, the statement said.

The Republican president's comments have been decried as racist by African and Haitian politicians, by the United Nations human rights office and by USA lawmakers from both major parties.

In its statement, El Salvador's government expressed its "rejection" of the comments attributed to Trump.

"These are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States".

And Idaho Republican Mike Simpson told The Associated Press that Trump's remarks were "stupid and irresponsible and childish".

Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "sh*thole countries" during a briefing on draft immigration legislation, according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Flanked by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson - the only African-American member of Trump's cabinet - and Martin Luther King's nephew, Isaac Newton Ferris Jr., Trump spoke about the late civil rights leader. Day, noting the contributions of a "great American hero".

Multiple outlets reported Thursday afternoon that during a meeting with lawmakers, the president made a racist statement about stopping immigration from "shithole countries".

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"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that oval office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin said, referring to "the exact word used by the President not just once but repeatedly".

In November, Donald Trump's administration said it was ending Temporary Protected Status for people from Haiti. The tagline adds, "Trump spews vicious slur against immigrants".

"Haitians don't deserve such treatment", Altidor said.

Trump used the words "shithole countries" to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African countries in response to lawmakers suggested they restore protections for immigrants from there, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

The U.N. human rights office has sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's vulgar comments on migrants from Africa and Haiti, calling them shocking and shameful.

When a question was raised about Haitians, for example. Trump asked senators. "Why do we need more Haitians?". He did not specifically deny using the word "s***hole".

Trump tweeted Friday that was not the "language used" and denied saying 'anything derogatory about Haitians'.

Last month, it was reported that Trump attacked Haitians by saying they "all have AIDS".

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