President Trump Denies Using Vulgar Language to Describe African Countries and Haiti

Ron Sachs  ZUMA

Ron Sachs ZUMA

'The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used, ' he said.

US Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez called Trump "a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution". Here is part of their conversation.

"All of the reservations we have had about negotiating with him on immigration are well-founded", Richmond said in a statement.

Trump's latest comments also provided ample fodder for talkshow hosts.

The comment drew rapid backlash from USA politicians and foreign governments. I also have no doubt that those statements were racist and they betray a fundamental animus towards minorities.

When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Durbin said Trump replied: "We don't need more Haitians'".

It strikes me to the heart and to my core.

Lafortune listed off turning points in early American history and explained how Haitians played a helping role in each of them. He will always reject temporary, weak and unsafe stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway.

Once we came to the United States, we were welcomed. "We seem to be in the unusual position wherein the ultimate authority over the agency, the Chief Executive, publicly favors the very program the agency has ended", Alsup wrote.

"There are nearly 800,000 young DACA beneficiaries who are facing imminent deportation in March if we don't reach a deal", he said.

Senegal also followed suit with Foreign Minister Sidiki Kaba saying the government "firmly condemned the "unacceptable remarks which undermine human dignity, especially of Africa and her diaspora as well as the peaceful coexistence and good relations between peoples". Yes, it has economic issues and poverty. While Trump denied he used that specific word, Sen.

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I absolutely do not believe it. "I don't think anyone should say anything like that about any individual". "He said blatantly what many of us know that he believes because he has said too many times to be mistaken: that immigrants from Africa, the continent of Africa, and from Haiti, are not welcome because of their color and their place of origin, to the United States".

When people are talking in a semi-private context, they're oftentimes revealing the truth of what's in their heart.

The Cold War was one of words and systems.

The remarks leaked out, transforming a debate about saving from deportation some 700,000 young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children into another drama about Trump himself.

We know that lawyers are looking for evidence of racist bias in White House immigration policies and other initiatives.

The travel ban is still working its way through the courts.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" What do you say to that?

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. day, the holiday devoted to one of our nation's premier 20th century civil rights leaders.

The anniversary of the devastating quake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America's commitment to helping our neighbors.

The latest controversy for Trump comes as he announced that he would not be making an official visit to the United Kingdom, declining an invitation to open the new USA embassy in London, after describing the new move as " a bad deal".

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