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AU ambassadors demand apology from Trump over racist remarks

14 January 2018, 01:11 | Devin Moran

African countries demand apology from Trump "sh*thole" comments

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday

Donald Trump's doctor declared him in "excellent health", after the 71-year-old USA president underwent his first medical examination since taking office in January 2017, the White House said.

The African Group of UN ambassadors said it was "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks by the president of the United States of America as widely reported by the media".

Mr Trump was reportedly open to deal but changed his position by the time of the meeting. Still, Jean, 60, who was Canada's governor general from 2005 to 2010, made no bones about her feelings.

Durbin added: "He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly". Bob Goodlatte, (R-Va.) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), according to MSNBC.

The Southern Baptist Convention has lobbied in the past on behalf of so-called dreamers, young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

Legislators have until January 19 to approve a government-wide stopgap spending bill, and Republicans will need Democratic votes to push the measure through.

He said Mr Trump used the most vulgar term "more than once".

During an Oval Office meeting on Thursday, Trump questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. A large proportion of diversity visa lottery recipients come from African nations.

However, his advisers notably did not dispute the most controversial of his reported remarks: using the word "shithole" to describe African nations, and saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. What does it say when you hear that he made these remarks in what was a semi-private context?

Botswana also said it had summoned the U.S. ambassador to that country to "express its displeasure" and had asked him whether Botswana "is regarded as a "shithole" country".




Nearly 24 hours after reports that President Donald Trump disparaged immigrants from "shithole countries", Sen.

"For him to confront the president as he did, literally sitting next to him, took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it". Lindsey Graham broke his public silence.

Durbin also recounted a "heartbreaking moment" when Trump and others "scoffed" at his comments about the importance of family-based immigration. "To borrow a slogan that many Americans of different backgrounds have been using since the beginning of this presidency, today we mourn, tomorrow we fight".

Graham went onto say, "The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe". "Anytime we devalue a person it's not good", Floyd said. That prompted Mr Trump to insist that he is a "stable genius".

Trump preceded that message with a tweet that simply said: "America First!"

The federal courts have already determined that President Trump's tweets, his comments, are relevant as to what the real motivation or intent or underpinning of a law is.

Officials had said it would take a few days for test results to be completed. "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians!" he posted. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

Ben Marter, a spokesman for Durbin, did not provide details of the conversation but said the senator was "encouraged" by Trump's reaction.

The remarks "were not 'tough, ' they were abhorrent and repulsive", Flake tweeted.



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