African countries demand Donald Trump apology over 'shithole' comment

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The statement from the African Union also followed a slew of worldwide condemnations. He said that Trump and Carson, the lone African-American member of the Cabinet, were talking about the fallout from Thursday's vulgar remarks when Trump turned to him and said, "I am not the person that the media is making me out to be".

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", Shad said.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) has corroborated the reports concerning Trump's alleged remarks, saying that he was at the meeting along with Sen.

Durbin said people who would be allowed to stay in the USA included those who had fled here after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti. "How terrible for the United States - such a great country- to have such a poor leader on the global front", one person tweeted.

Trump reportedly made the remarks at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday (11 January) during which he questioned why the United States would want to accept immigrants from "shithole countries" - referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.

Botswana's government on Friday summoned the U.S. ambassador to complain about remarks reportedly made by President Donald Trump, describing African nations as "s***hole countries".

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Trump is arguably the most influential person in the country and possibly the world.

"I read those comments later last night, the first thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful", the Wisconsin Republican said Friday at the WisPolitics Luncheon in Milwaukee. "He used those words", Durbin said. Do we need more Haitians?' "Then he went on and he started to describe the immigration from Africa that was being protected in this bipartisan measure". In a private meeting in June of past year, Mr. Trump said immigrants from Haiti "all have AIDS". "There is no other word but "racist".

The president of Ghana tweeted Friday morning: "We are certainly not a 'shithole country.' We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful".

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African countries demand Donald Trump apology over 'shithole' comment

Earlier, the 55-nation African Union (AU) condemned the remarks, while Botswana and Senegal hauled in the U.S. ambassador to complain. Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers. "Ours is not a shithole country, neither is Haiti or any other country in distress, " said Jesse Duarte, the ANC's Deputy Secretary-General. "Never said 'take them out'".

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used", he wrote.

Three people were briefed on the Oval Office conversation.

Despite Trump's denial, one of the sponsors of the DACA deal who was present at the meeting, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), insisted the U.S. president indeed referred to the countries in question as "s***holes" multiple times during the gathering.

"President Trump's comments are yet another confirmation of his racially insensitive and ignorant views".

On Friday, Mr Trump on Friday tweeted that his language he used at the private meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration legislation had been "tough".

President Donald Trump says a bipartisan immigration proposal is "a big step backwards".

In a tweet on Friday, Airbnb singled out Haiti, highlighting the nation's attractive Caribbean scenery as a possible travel destination for the app's users. "Which reminded us to revisit just how handsome this country is", the company tweeted.

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