AU ambassadors demand apology from Trump over racist remarks

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Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway in rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal.

Former President John Mahama has described United States president Donald Trump as a racist and a white supremacist following some demeaning remarks he reportedly made against African countries.

"For once, we are all on the same page", an ambassador told AFP. He did not specifically deny using the word "shithole".

Trump grew up in NY, but I guess he never got around to reading the inscription on the State of Liberty. The remarks, Durbin said, were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".

"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in the Oval Office, any president has ever spoken words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin told reporters. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), haven't said anything.

Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein called the comments "beneath the dignity of the presidency" and said Mr Trump's desire to see more immigrants from countries like Norway was "an effort to set this country back generations by promoting "a homogeneous, white society".

Legislators have until January 19 to approve a government-wide stopgap spending bill, and Republicans will need Democratic votes to push the measure through.

President Donald Trump allegedly said the United States should take in more Norwegians, rather than Haiti and countries in Africa that he disparaged with a vulgar term.

Trump denies using that specific language, but some who were present, including Illinois Sen.

The book, which has sparked sharp criticisms among Trump's opponents and the White House, suggested that the US president was mentally unfit to run the country and also heavily criticised the Trump's presidency. The Trump administration is ending those protections for people from Haiti, El Salvador and Nicaragua, and suggested it will do the same for Hondurans.

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The administration announced previous year that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed almost 60,000 Haitians to live and work in the USA following a devastating 2010 natural disaster.

When asked how his uncle would have responded to Trump's comments on Thursday, Farris Jr. said that he would have urged Trump "not to refer to African countries like that".

Trump said, people briefed on the meeting told The Washington Post.

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The US itself has its own problems such as unemployment among millions of people, inequality and non-access to healthcare for many poor people, Duarte said.

"I know the bipartisan proposal discussed at the White House can get a lot of support from both sides".

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". "African-Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains, and when you speak about 'chain migration, ' it hurts them personally", Durbin said.

The president tweeted that he used "tough" language but that that was "not the language used".

Prominent Kenyan commentator Patrick Gathara, said that Trump's words were nothing new from a "racist and ignorant" administration, nor from the West at large. What does it say when you hear that he made these remarks in what was a semi-private context? I could write about the beauty of the island, the music and vibrant art, the majesty of the mountains, the crystalline blue of the water surrounding her, the resilience of the Haitian people, our incredible work ethic, our faith. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

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