How it happened: Donald Trump's "sh*thole countries" remark

14 January, 2018, 15:59 | Author: Wade Massey
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Trump's response Friday morning was particularly notable after White House spokesperson Raj Shah did not deny the "shithole" remark on Thursday evening.

Durbin has been working toward an immigration agreement with Republican and Democratic senators, and on hours before news of Trump's comments broke Thursday afternoon, the state's senior senator released a joint statement from the group that said a "bipartisan agreement" was at hand.

He added the US should bring in more people from countries like Norway.

His administration late a year ago announced it would end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti, potentially forcing tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants to either leave the United States or live in the shadows.

"Like all Americans who embrace decency and the values of diversity and inclusion, and who celebrate what made America great in the first place, I'm appalled by these latest comments of President Donald Trump regarding Haitians and people of African nations", Pugh said in a statement. "Haiti has long history with the United States, dating back to the American Revolutionary War, (during which) 500 heroic Haitians volunteered to fight alongside the American troops for America's independence".

"Shithole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly", Mr Durbin was quoted to have said.

As for the shithole comment, the White House didn't even bother to try to deny it this time around.

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"We saw a small window of opportunity that perhaps this could be resolved", said Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-NY, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. The president insisted on Twitter Friday that he didn't use that language. "Do we need more Haitians?'" Durbin recounted, NBC News reported.

Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside Donald Trump's White House" said the president prefers to be in bed by 6:30 p.m. with a cheeseburger in hand.

'Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday, ' Graham said in a statement. His famous "Islam hates us" needs no commentary- yes the religion of over 1.6 billion people came in the line of his fire.

Earlier, El Salvador sent a note of protest to the United States government condemning Trump's alleged remarks.

The Republican president has also privately defended his remarks, saying he was only expressing what many people think but will not say about immigrants from economically depressed countries, the Associated Press reported.

The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump, must use this descriptor and derogatory word, when talking about countries with whom the USA has had cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations for so many years.

Another Republican, Representative Mia Love of Utah, is a child of Haitian immigrants.

"There is no question in my mind he's a racist", Pinkett, who won season four of Trump's reality show, told MSNBC's Joy Reid.

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