Critics of the president, including some in his own Republican Party, attacked the vulgar comments he made behind closed doors.
Trump criticised immigration to his country from El Salvador, Haiti and the African continent, by calling the group "shithole countries" at a meeting with Congress members at the White House on Thursday, according to United States media. JB Pritzker, a Democrat running for IL governor, released the following statement Friday: "I've said it before and I'll say it again: Donald Trump is a racist and a xenophobe who has never had the dignity to be in the White House", said JB Pritzker.
President Donald Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin insists he heard the president's comments, saying reports of what he said were accurate. According to the Guardian, he told local Chicago press that Trump "said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist". Instead, we will find unity only when we recognize that in our current president we have elected, perhaps for the first time in our history, an enemy of compassion.
Trump's reference to Norway may have been prompted by Prime Minister Erna Solberg who visited the White House on Wednesday when the president praised Norway for running a trade deficit with the United States and for buying USA military equipment. At least one more African leader spoke up on Saturday. "Do we need more Haitians?"
"I kind of see his point, but I do think it's a little bit insensitive considering the situation in Haiti right now", Elizabeth Volmer said.
On the anniversary, many people want to focus on honoring those who lost their lives. Trump tweeted Friday morning: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".
One woman he interviewed said she might consider trying the American dream: "If they get a new president". "Made up by Dems". I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians.
In Haiti, on the eighth anniversary of a devastating natural disaster that killed about 220,000 people, the government also summoned the top usa diplomat for an explanation, while the Haitian ambassador to Washington called for an apology.
According to the embassy, the commitment of United States to African countries will continue to remain stronger.
The statement from the African ambassadors expressed concern over the Trump regime's apparent increasing denigration of Africa "and people of colour".
Why should we accept any less from the President of the United States of America?A country, by the way, that's played a hand in the poverty Haiti and other nations face today.