Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Trump's own words revive debate over whether he's racist

A JAN. 9 2017 Sen. Dick Durbin said he"personally heard President Trump speak the"hate-filled words
Melinda Barton | 14 January, 2018, 19:08

Mr. Trump has denied using that language but others present say he did.

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".

It said: "The AU mission condemns the statement in the strongest terms and demands a retraction of the comment as well as an apology to not only the Africans but to all people of African descent across the globe".

Making reference to Trump's reported derogatory comments about Haiti, ambassadors expressed solidarity with the people of Haiti "and others that have been similarly denigrated". Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the most powerful Republican in the House, called the president's comments "unfortunate" and "unhelpful".

"Very very sad, I was so shocked, I'm still shocked, I can't believe he said that", says Weedor Mcdoweel, originally fromlLiberia whose lived in the U.S for almost seven years.

In their statement, the African ambassadors said they were concerned "about the continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color". We also, as a government, as a people, to open our arms.

To no surprise president started tweeting this morning denying that he used those words.

On Friday night's episode of CNN Tonight, Don Lemon once again tackled President Trump's "shithole" remark. It is not true.

"It's racist", said Niftaly Pierre of Orlando.

Officials from Kenya, South Africa, Nepal, and Mexico all had a few words for Trump, proving that the acknowledgment of human rights has not seized to exist in any place but the White House.

His comments which also suggested the U.S. should instead focus its immigrant entry policy on countries such as Norway has been criticised by worldwide organisations including the United Nations and African Union, politicians and other Africans and Caribbeans.

As Durbin was describing for the president which immigrants with the protected status would receive relief under the diversity visa program, he mentioned a few examples, including Haiti.

They've always felt welcome here, but after reports came out Thursday claiming Trump called Haiti an "s***hole" country, Wilson was shocked and hurt.

According to the senator, the president's response was simply to respond: "That's a good line". Robert Chiponda, a communications consultant in Lusaka, said he never took Trump seriously. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. He has also considered recording all his meetings to prevent similar controversies in the future.