African countries unite at UN against Trump slur

Former US Ambassadors on Trump’s “Shithole” Comments “It’s Beneath Contempt.”

The scandal erupted after Donald Trump wondered why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries", and suggested America should welcome more people from nations like Norway instead.

According to United States media reports, citing people with knowledge of the conversation, Trump asked during a conversation about immigration: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement issued after The Washington Post first reported Trump's remarks.

In an earlier tweet on Friday, Mr. Trump said, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

Meanwhile, former Canadian governor general Michaëlle Jean, who was born in Haiti also clapped back at Trump in a news press saying, "It was so disturbing this morning to hear President Trump's comments reported all over the news calling my poor native land and African countries "s-hole" nations".

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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. If my job is to report the truth, the truth is, what the president said was hurtful.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, confirmed the remarks, saying Trump "said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly". "Take them out", he said.

- At a Martin Luther King Jr. proclamation signing on Friday, President Donald Trump ignored questions from a reporter asking if he is a racist. "There is no other word but "racist". "Haitians should not be seen as a bunch of immigrants who come to the United States to exploit U.S. resources".

There also has been a larger industry discussion on whether to label the president of the United States as a "racist" - on air and in chyrons - on television. He pointed to Trump's 2015 comments on Mexican immigrants, who Trump said are "rapists" and bringing drugs and crimes to the U.S. "Probably should record future meetings".

Nonetheless, Mr Trump vigorously defended his stance on immigration, insisting that he wanted a merit-based system of immigration. He also claimed the deal would force the U.S. to "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly", but did not offer any specifics or evidence.

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