Media figures label Trump racist after immigration remarks

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The United Nations on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump´s reported description of African nations and Haiti as "shithole" countries as "shocking and shameful", and "racist".

"This is a good time for all Haitians to begin to realize how other people see us", Josue continued.

As breathlessly terrible as Trump's pronouncement was, what made it worse was that it was instantly believable. American Spectator writer Jeff Lord told LifeZette he believed Trump was merely repeating a version of his famous June 16, 2015, campaign kickoff speech, in which he accused Mexico of sending criminals across USA borders.

His description of Mexican immigrants as "rapists and murderers". He also blamed "both sides" after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent. After a white supremacist had killed a woman with a vehicle. "My husband got a job here", she said.

Before, during and after the campaign, Trump has proven himself, over and over, to be intemperate, impulsive, inconsistent, uninformed, dishonest and abrasive.

"The words used by the president, as related to me directly following the meeting by those in attendance, were not 'tough, ' they were abhorrent and repulsive", tweeted Arizona Sen".

"It's one thing to ask if he's a racist and that's OK, but the next thing is, since this continues to happen there needs to be something to dynamic, some kind of leverage", Ryan said.

The government of Haiti said in a statement it was "deeply shocked and outraged" by Trump's remark - and called it "racist". In fact, it didn't address them at all.

Media reports said Trump used the offensive term when Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham reported to him on a newly-written immigration bill. But you don't have to be a "career politician" to be a decent human being.

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"Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who attended the meeting, said in a statement that they "do not recall the president saying these comments specifically".

Even taking more highly skilled laborers from Central America and Africa leads to "brain drain" in vulnerable nations, Camarota said.

The president of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, tweeted that Trump's statement struck a blow "to the dignity of the Salvadoran people". He did not, however, deny accounts from multiple sources either briefed on or familiar with the discussion who told ABC News the president's comments extended to African countries as well.

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the president made the remarks during an Oval Office meeting on immigration reform.

The White House did not deny the President made the remark.

Excuse us if we won't hold our breath.

"The statement that he made is not from the entire America, it is from only one person", Charitable said.

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