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"Given historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the U.S. as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice", AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said. Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from the countries in question.

He later tweeted that he has "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously a very poor and troubled country".

Donald Trump may prefer immigrants from Norway rather than from what he reportedly called "shithole" countries such as Haiti or those in Africa. "Haiti has long history with the United States, dating back to the American Revolutionary War, (during which) 500 heroic Haitians volunteered to fight alongside the American troops for America's independence".

Rupert Colville said: "If confirmed, these are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States".

The statement the African ambassadors issued expresses concern over the Trump administration's apparent increasing denigration of Africa "and people of color".

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday said Donald Trump's reported description of African nations as "shithole countries" was unacceptable, while his predecessor branded the USA head of state a racist.

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. But I just don't have the patience for this hyperventilation.

The US president has come under attack after he was reported to have called some nations "shitholes" in a White House remark.

Haitians weren't the only people offended by the president's comments.

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Siddaramaiah also accused the BJP of "raising irrelevant issues". "They (BJP) are following (Hindutva) sans humanity". It will not be a contest between me and (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi.

In a tweet Friday morning, Trump suggested that he did not use the insulting term.

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

Mr Trump continued: "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians". "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist".

Mr. Trump's comment has triggered widespread condemnation.

Republican Representative Mia Love, the country's first Haitian-American congresswoman, slammed the Trump's behaviour as "unacceptable from the leader of our nation".

His comment clashed with a statement by two other Republican participants Sens. "And he said them repeatedly", Durbin told reporters Friday.

But following angry backlash, Trump took to Twitter to deny the claims.

"I see myself like I'm not part of the community", Gracious Moyo said. It is reassuring that Florida Republicans such as Gov. Rick Scott, former Gov. Jeb Bush, members of Congress and state legislators directly denounced and rejected the presidents language. "He said those hate-filled words".

Isaac Newton Farris, Jr. speaks before U.S. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. day, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, on January 12, 2018. He added that Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".

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