Trump's Vulgar Comments on Africa, Haiti Shameful — UN Official

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Cuba's Foreign Ministry "strongly" condemned Friday night the "racist, denigrating and gross" statements by U.S. President Donald Trump on Haiti, El Salvador and African states.

It noted that Trump's comments had immediately sparked "controversy and indignation".

The White House initially didn't deny that Trump made the remark.

"I spoke with President Jovenel Moise about the issue, and, of course, the president condemns such language and he is shocked", Altidor remarked, adding that the U.S. charge d'affaires in Haiti had been summoned to explain the United States president's remarks. "I can not believe that in the history of the White House and that Oval Office any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday". Durbin thought it would just be the senators and Trump in the room.

"He didn't just name a white country, he named the whitest - so white they wear moon-screen", he said.

The controversy, stemming from discussions about whether to include immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries in an immigration bill, appears to have dimmed chances of reaching a deal on immigration in the coming weeks.

Trump specifically questioned why the USA would want to admit more people from Haiti. But people in the Nordic nation - past year named the happiest place on earth - have no desire to move to the United States, according to a report on Norwegian national TV.

Robert Jackson, the current USA ambassador to Ghana, told Ghanaian reporters past year that Trump's election would not change the relationship between the United States and African nations.

He has characterized Mexican immigrants as "rapists", repeatedly questioned the loyalty of Muslim immigrants, denounced NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem in protest at police brutality against African Americans, and made questionable comments about a violent white supremacist rally.

Mr Trump's reported remarks were remarkable even by the standards of a president who has been accused by his foes of racist attitudes and has routinely smashed through public decorum that his modern predecessors have generally embraced.

The UN Human Rights spokesman, Rupert Colville also said the comments were nothing but racist, shocking and shameful. He has said Mexican immigrants were "bringing crime" and were "rapists".

Dr. Ronny Jackson, in a statement released by the White House, said the examination "went exceptionally well".

US Ambassador Robert Woody Johnson - a Trump appointee - also explained in an article for the Evening Standard the decision to move the embassy was made in 2008 because of security fears after 9/11. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Perhaps the least racist.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly describe the conversation. Africans woke up on Friday to find President Donald Trump taking an interest in their continent.

Late-night hosts were quick to deride Trump's comments on their respective programs Thursday night.

Trump's remark stunned Haitians at home and overseas.

"Haitians don't deserve such treatment", said Paul Altidor, the Haitian ambassador.

The agreement that Durbin and Sen.

"His comments are outrageous and never expected to come out of a leader like him", Minister Mushikiwabo told journalists at the President's office in the capital Kigali.

Mahama's tweet used an altered image of an Oval Office meeting featuring Trump, Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to mock that mistake. "It is thanks to our African leaders that we are insulted that way", she said. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!

"How do six people bind the other 94 in the Senate?"

He was referring to January 19, when funds for operating federal agencies expires.

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