Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

African ambassadors condemn Trump remarks as 'racist'

S--HOLE COUNTRIES’ President Trump is under fire for comments on immigrants from Haiti El Salvador and African nations. According to reports Trump asked ‘Why are we having all these people from s--hole countries come here MLK Jr.'s Niece: 'Trump Is Not a Racist'
Sammy Stanley | 14 January, 2018, 19:09

However, his advisers notably did not dispute the most controversial of his reported remarks: using the word "s**thole" to describe African nations, and saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead.

Amie Mdoob, a Wichita business owner, says she and many other African immigrants in the city have worked hard to be productive and contribute to their country.

"Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice", said spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo.

A source familiar with the meeting told CNN's Jake Tapper the President did not refer to Haiti as a "s***hole" country but Trump did ask why the USA needs more Haitians and pushed to "take them out" of the deal.

His remarks were allegedly made at an Oval Office meeting held on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 quake, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history. Trump denies using the word "shithole" including towards Haiti, which is marking the eighth anniversary of a devastating natural disaster.

In response, Akufo-Addo tweeted: "We are certainly not a 'shithole country'".

Some Republicans, notably Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), who's of Haitian descent, have called out the president for the comments and have requested an apology.

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By tea , he had hit six fours and played the lead role in an unbroken partnership of 52 with Murali Vijay , who was 31 not out. But the first two sessions was all about chase the leather for the Indian fielders as the South Africa batsmen made hay.

Sen. Jeff Flake, a fierce Republican critic of the president, was not at the meeting but tweeted that he had heard directly from those who were in attendance. Not just once but repeatedly.

Trump reportedly described the homelands of migrants arriving in the U.S. as "sh*tholes" while speaking at the White House on Thursday. "That was the nature of this conversation". "[The border wall] was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and U.S. would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly". The president said the "so-called bipartisan" deal "was a big step backwards". African-Americans believe they migrated to America in chains and when you talk about 'chain migration, ' it hurts them personally.

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It was unclear now how a deal might emerge, though both sides insist the clock is ticking.

Senegal's foreign ministry also called in the US ambassador in Dakar to demonstrate its displeasure, a US State Department official said. "Hope for Haiti fundamentally rejects the statements that were made".

Jackson, a Navy rear admiral, directs the White House medical unit and has worked as a White House physician since 2006.

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