Haitian president 'shocked' by Trump's 'shithole' slur on natural disaster anniversary

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Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill).

Leanne Manas, a news anchor for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, tweeted Friday morning, "Good morning from the greatest most attractive "s-thole country" in the world!"

Trump's comments were shocking and shameful and I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist, said a spokesman for the United Nations human rights office, Rupert Colville.

Lisa Murkowski stated Friday that President Donald Trump's description of African nations as "shithole nations" during a meeting to discuss immigration legislation "doesn't reflect who we are as a country".

But many Democrats and some Republican lawmakers slammed the President.

Others responded to the derogatory slur with humour. People are shocked by what that rehydrated nutsack said.

"I look forward to getting a more detailed explanation regarding the president's comments". The White House denied those comments.

President Donald Trump on Friday offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries a day earlier.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", he said. Unlike Trump and his supporters, I do something.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". Leaders from around the globe, including the United Nations, have called the comments racist.

The issue was more than "vulgar language", Mr Colville said. "I think it's a generational thing - he speaks in a different generation". America is only liberty's surest guardian when we remain true to our highest ideals. Three people briefed on the conversation described the language. We're never going to know what he said? "I prefer elected officials to engage in language represents the commitment to the image of God", he said.

In South Africa, the party of Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress, called Trump's comments "extremely offensive".

"We're diluting that word [racism]", he said. "It's not racist", the strategist said.

I'm laying this all out for you because I want to be very clear that there are "facts" here - real facts, not "alternative facts".

But Ronnie Floyd, an evangelical adviser during the Trump campaign, criticized Trump's remarks.

The sources said the president made the remark in a meeting as Sen. "Why do we want all these people from Africa here?"

Floyd said there's a hard balance between the primary responsibility of the government of securing the nation and the value of human life. You just not a good person, man. "Regardless of their skin or ethnicity, we need to honor one another".

Durbin said that he and Graham talked about people living in the United States on "temporary protected status" - people from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti.

Cohan said the president's frequent faux pas are starting to remind her of the various mass murders and school shootings that we've seen over the years where with each one we thought well, this has to be the one that changes things and mobilizes us.

Mr Altidor added that he believed the inflammatory comments made by Trump were "based on stereotypes". He showed you who he was, and 60 million of you still voted for him.

Trump tweeted Friday amid criticism over his comments during a White House meeting Wednesday.

It is with a great sadness and weariness that we write these words. His now infamous remarks questioning why the United States of America should accept immigrants from Haiti and some African nations suggest his mind is too cluttered with racial animus for anything of value to ever filter through.