The African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, issued a blistering statement demanding that President Donald Trump retract and apologize for comments referring to African nations as "shitholes".
"These remarks, so filled with hatred and derision, have been met with indignation by the Cuban people who are proud of the contribution made by people from everywhere, especially from Africa and Haiti, since the emergence of our nation", said a statement published on the website of the state-run newspaper Granma.
The document stressed that Cuba joins the strong rejection that these statements have arouse around the world, and expresses its most heartfelt solidarity with all the offended countries.
The newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, wrote about the comment in a front-page article about the immigration debate in the United States.
"He is the president of the United States".
"Africans and Haitians come from "shithole" countries?"
In a series of Tweets early Friday, Trump admitted to using "tough" language but denied using the term "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries.
And Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, who was in the meeting at the time, insisted Trump did say the words. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust! What Trump did do, they said, was "call out the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest".
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While Trump denied the widely reported comment in a tweet, Senator Dick Durbin of IL, one of the top-ranking Democrats and a longtime supporter of immigration reform, said he "personally heard" the president's comment, and that Trump had repeatedly used "hate-filled, vile and racist" words.
According to three people briefed about the meeting, it featured a dramatic moment between the president and Graham, who referred to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign as a "race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot", but who recently has grown close to the president and has advised him on immigration policy. "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", Trump said in a series of tweets on Friday.
If I were a publican and heard such disparaging and upsetting remarks being publicly voiced, I would eject that person.
Editor's note: Contains vulgar language. There is no other word you can use but "racist". "Then the influencer said you also need to call the telephone company, tie up the lines and call the telephone company talking about 'I need to have my global phone plan include S-hole'".
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Earlier, the government of Botswana had announced that it had summoned the United States ambassador to explain Trump's comments, reportedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting on immigration. Trump allegedly said in referrence to African countries and Haiti.
Cuomo, appearing at the swearing-in of the first black sheriff in Suffolk County, said he couldn't repeat Trump's words without disrespecting his office of governor.