Trump denies using racist slur on African countries

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"Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?" the President reportedly asked lawmakers, arguing that the USA should have more people coming from countries like Norway.

Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein called the comments "beneath the dignity of the presidency" and said Trump's desire to see more immigrants from countries like Norway was "an effort to set this country back generations by promoting a homogeneous, white society".

Trump denied on Friday using such derogatory language, but he was widely condemned in many African countries and in Haiti and El Salvador, and by global rights organisations. Plus, the White House has yet to officially deny the reports in a statement - and Hillary Clinton has plenty to say about it. Trump tweeted Friday morning: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

The Trump administration has been feeling the heat after the president allegedly called nations like Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries "sh*thole countries" during a bipartisan meeting about immigration.


Trump's alleged comments were met with condemnation from the United Nations.

In 2009 Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, chose Ghana's capital Accra to set out his foreign policy goals for Africa in a speech in which he said he saw Africa "as a fundamental part of our interconnected world". "And he said them repeatedly".

Democrats have dismissed Trump's denial of the offensive comments, with Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the meeting, disputing Trump's account.

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


"Today, as we come together to honour Dr. King, we know that America is stronger, more just, and more free because of his life and work", Trump said, Efe news reported. Trump denies using the word.

Beyond the glaring racism, Trump's off-the-cuff remark revealed another aspect of his mentality: he wants successful immigrants only.

The ANC, Duarte said, will not deign to make comments as derogatory as Trump's to describe the United States.

After President Trump proved once again that he thinks People of Color are less than by calling Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations "shitholes," CNN journalist Don Lemon refused to dance around the subject.


"Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and U.S. would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly".

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